Paloma Luna-Gimeno

Position: Lecturer
Email: lunap@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Institute of Languages and Culture

Professional Biography

Paloma Luna Gimeno first joined Regent's University London in 1991 as a Visiting lecturer.
In all this time she has taken part in all the processes of Regent's University London's development until now.

She was first trained as a language teacher in 1979 and from that moment, as part of a team of three people, she had to run a Spanish department in Madrid. At that time, there were no adequate text books or other publications to teach Spanish. Therefore the team had to design and produce their own syllabus and materials. This first experience provided Paloma with invaluable insight of the profession. As well as teaching intensely, she has run several workshops on different aspect of teaching methodology: The use of Visual Aids in The classroom, Authentic Reading & Listening, Sounds and Lego, Melody and Rhythm in Language, Involucreando (How to involve Students in the Learning Process while stimulating their creativity) and more recently Pechakucha en la clase de ELE.

Qualifications

  • Cert Teaching Languages for Business, International House, 1993 (London)
  • Cert TSFL, International House Certificate, 1991 (London)
  • Dip Translation, London School of Translation Studies, (London, 1989)
  • Dip Institute of Linguistics, Final Diploma in English, (London, 1989)

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2009 – Current, Part-time lecturer in Spanish, Regent's University London
  • 2004 – 2009, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, Regent's University London
  • 2002 – 2004, Full time lecturer in Spanish EBS, London
  • 1994 – 2002, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, European Business School, London
  • 1992 – 2001, Teacher of Spanish, International House, London
  • 1992 – 1993, Teacher of Spanish, Working Languages School, London
  • 1993, Teacher of Spanish, Eurostart, European Business School, London
  • 1992, Teacher of Spanish, Eurostart, European Business School, London
  • 1991, Visiting Lecturer in Spanish, European Business School, London
  • 1983 – 1987, Teacher of English, ESIC Business School, Madrid
  • 1979 – 1981, Teacher of Spanish, Stanton School, Madrid

Teaching & Course Development

  • Module leader of Spanish Stage 2. Teaching and participating in module development as part of the Spanish Stage 2 team.
  • Teaching and developing the Induction Spanish intensive course.
  • Teaching and participating in module development as part of the Spanish Stage 3 team

Research Interests

  • Multiple Intelligences in the classroom
  • Students Autonomy in the Classroom
  • Student's involvement in all stages of their learning process and Emphasis on learning: Avoid overteaching

Conference Papers Given

  • Involucreando, activities to involve Students in the Learning Process while stimulating their creativity, Encuentro Práctico de Profesores de ELE, Barcelona 2010.
  • IEncuentro para Profesores de centros Universitarios y de centros formadores de ELE, Regent's University London, 2011
  • Pechakucha en la clase de ELE: Encuentro ele-UK, University of Nottingham 2015

Last updated: 08 December 2017