Paloma Luna-Gimeno

Lecturer

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 the University London's development until now.

Paloma 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

  • PGCHE, Regent's University London, 2018
  • Cert Teaching Languages for Business, International House, 1993 (London)
  • Cert Teaching Spanish as a Foriegn Language, International House, London,1991
  • Final Diploma, Institute of Linguist (English)
  • Dip. Translation Studies, London School of Translation Studies, 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

Research Interests

  • Students engagement and motivation
  • Teaching the new generations: helping digital natives to tackle non digital material

Research Supervision

  • Current (from Sept.1994): Lecturer in Spanish, Regent's University, London
  • 1992-2001: Teacher of Spanish, International House, London
  • 1992-1993: Teacher of Spanish, Working Languages School, London
  • 1983-87: Teacher of English, ESIC Business School, Madrid
  • 1979-81: Teacher of Spanish, Stanton School, Madrid

Conference Papers Given

  • Involucreando, involving students to be creative , Encuentro Practico Difusion,Barcelona, 2010/| Encuentro ELE_UK, Regent's University London, 2011
  • Pechakucha en la clase de ELE, Encuentro ELE_UK, Nottingham, 2015
  • Competitive Reading, Collaborative Comprehension,
    Encuentro Práctico ELE, Madrid 2019
    Encuentro Práctico Difusión, Utrecht, 2019
    The Future of ELT, Regent’s University London, 2019

Professional Affliliation (s)/Accreditation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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