Education

“Hige sceal Þe heardra, heorte Þe cenre / mod sceal Þe mare, Þe ure mægen lytlað.”

The Battle of Maldon

 

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I received my PhD in Linguistics and English Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2001, and I am currently a senior EFL teacher at IES Nosa Señora dos Ollos Grandes in Lugo, Spain.

This site has been designed for my teenage students, so it is mainly an educational tool. Here you will find many standard features of an educational website, but bearing in mind the many roles of a teacher and individual approaches to teaching, you will find something extra as well.

English teachers, at least this one, like asking questions about students’ interests and hobbies during oral exams, finding out what they are enthusiastic and passionate about. Thus, on the website they can also find out more about me through two of my passions: travel and photography. As Ernst Haas pointed out, What we see is what we are, so they will also know something about me.

European mobility programmes are another  tool I like to use to offer my students the best education available. The fact that these programmes are funded by the EU has meant that my students have profited from them regardless of their socio-economic background, reinforcing both personal fulfilment and social  fairness and justice. Hence, you will find information about the exchange programme with Tibble Gymnasium -Täby, Sweden – I had the privilege to coordinate from 2003 to 2008. I was also a mentor responsible for the preparation and follow-up of Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility actions within the framework of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+ / KA-2) from 2010 to 2013.

Since September 2013, I have been responsible for the promotion of the Galician language (Dinamización da Lingua Galega) at my school in Lugo.

This site is continually being updated for you.