|Lecturer in Spanish||
L dot Yulita at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1504
Leticia Yulita is a holder of a BA in Language Teaching from Argentina and an MA in Education awarded by the University of East Anglia. She is currently completing a PhD in Education at the same university on the development of intercultural competence and the construction of identity in language education. Leticia specialises in the field of language pedagogy and intercultural education.
In Argentina Leticia was the Director of Studies of a language school for 15 years. In the UK, she held a similar post in Norwich at The English Experience and has also been involved in the delivery of Spanish language upskilling and teacher training sessions on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) for PGCE trainee teachers at the School of Education at the UEA. She is a NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) trainer and consultant, and was recently involved in a project from the University of Southampton trialling a new e-learning language tool. Leticia is currently leading and managing a British Council funded international project for the integration of intercultural education into the language curriculum in the university sector in Uzbekistan.
BA in Language Teaching; Instituto Superior del Profesorado “Juan XXIII”, Argentina (1993)
MA in Education; University of East Anglia (1999)
Leticia specialises in the interface between language and intercultural education through fiction. Her research interests include:
Curriculum development and internationalisation
Talks and papers:
Second International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, January 29-31, 2010, Tucson, Arizona. Paper presentation entitled "Deconstructing Gender Stereotyping through Literature in L2".
3rd Biennal International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching, TBLT 2009, 13-16 September 2009, at Lancaster University. Paper presentation entitled "Tasks using literature for intercultural development".
Symposium on Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication in Spanish, 25-26 June 2009, at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), and Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom. Title of the presentation: Pedagogía, interculturalidad y literatura.
Research Projects and Grants
June 2010: £250 grant awarded by the School of Education at UEA to attend the BAICE 2010 Conference - Education and Social Justice in Challenging Times: British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE), 10-12 September 2010, University of East Anglia.
March 2010 – March 2013: £45,000 funding for a British Council project through INSPIRE (International Strategic Partnerships in Research & Education) for the integration of intercultural education into the language curriculum in the Uzbek university sector
May–June 2009: grant awarded by the Centre for Education and International Development to participate in the BAICE East of England Partnership between the School of Education at UEA and the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University on ‘Internationalising Educational Research Cultures and Graduate Training’
Jan 2007-June 2009: £1,000 funding to carry out a pedagogic research project on the development of intercultural awareness through Argentinian literature in L2 in the British university sector, Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Language, Linguistics and Area Studies
June 2007 to June 2008: £500 funding awarded by Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Language, Linguistics and Area Studies to trial a new e-learning tool developed by the University of Southampton.
Oct 2007 – Feb 2008: granted awarded by BAICE (The British Association for International and Comparative Education) to participate as a member of a writing for publication project
Goodchild, L. (2008) Los gestos y ademanes de los españoles. E-learning project funded by the Higher Education Academy LLAS Subject Centre http://www.llas.ac.uk/resources/mb/3121
Goodchild, L. (2008) Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lenguas Extranjeras (AICLE). E-learning project funded by the Higher Education Academy LLAS Subject Centre. http://www.llas.ac.uk/resources/mb/3119
Goodchild, L. (2008) Graffiti de Julio Cortázar. E-learning project funded by the Higher Education Academy LLAS Subject Centre. http://www.llas.ac.uk/resources/mb/3120
My interests lie in the teaching of languages with a particular focus on:
the development of intercultural competence
contemporary Argentinian fiction
ethnographic research methods for the year-abroad academic project
Interested in advising students in all areas of second/foreign language pedagogy and intercultural education
Module organiser for Post A level I, Ab Initio II and Post-GCSE II
Academic Project Supervisor
Director of Enterprise and Engagement
Coordinator of reading group on intercultural education
Organiser of LCS Lecture Series
Member of the Literacy and Development Group (EDU/DEV/LCS) http://www.uea.ac.uk/ssf/literacy
Member of Cultnet http://www.cultnet.english.arts.tu.ac.th/
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