Ms Hannah Valenzuela
Position: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies & SEND
College: College of Education
Department: Education and Childhood
Subject area: Education Studies
Senior lecturer in Education Studies & SEND
I am a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Education Studies programme. I teach at all stages of the programme and am Module Leader for Sociology and Education, Linguistics for TESOL, and Principles & Practices of TESOL 2.
I am also a Stage 1 tutor for the academic year 2016/2017.
I am particularly interested in language in all its aspects: how it works, how we use it, how it is changing in today's world, and how we teach it in different contexts. As a corollary of this, I follow with interest debates around globalisation, including the globalisation of education and of language skills.
- The changing face of language education around the world
- Issues facing newly-arrived children, who speak EAL, in the education system
PGCE Modern Foreign Languages
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
BA Economic and Social Studies
For twelve years I worked in TESOL, as a teacher and teacher trainer, in a variety of international contexts. During this time, I taught classes to adults and young learners, business English, and one-to-one specialist classes. I also developed and facilitated teacher training sessions and courses on methodology, as well as language skills.
In 2008, I moved back to England and began working as an MFL teacher in an inner-city secondary school. During this time, I taught languages to young people aged 11-18, as well as primary children through outreach programmes. I developed the Spanish curriculum within the schools and mentored trainee teachers. In addition, as a Specialist Leader of Education I facilitated external teacher training courses.