Dr Isabel Santafé


I started teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language in 2003. At Exeter I teach Spanish oral, grammar, writing skills and translation (into Spanish) classes to undergraduate students in the Hispanic Unit. At a postgraduate level, I teach on research-led modules in the MA Translation and supervise dissertations. I have also taught theoretical and practical aspects of the translation profession such as marketing and social media in the Translation Summer School, Translation: A Global Business.

In 2012, I took part in the E-Assessment Project, funded by the College of Humanities, and since then I have been designing online tests (reading comprehensions, listening comprehensions and grammar e-tests) in Hispanic Studies.

I am also particularly interested in the use of translation in language teaching and learning, always researching new ideas to incorporate to my seminars.

I was awarded Best Graduate Teaching Assistant in Modern Languages in the Guild’s Teaching Awards 2012 and was shortlisted in the category of Best Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Guild’s Teaching Awards 2013. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 I received nominations for Most Supportive Member of staff. In 2018 I won Best Feedback Provider at the University of Exeter Teaching Awards.


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