Patricia Isabel Molina-Hamilton

+44 (0) 1382 384626
Lecturer in Spanish

Profile

Profile

“In the beginning was the Word.” Language as a means of communication has been indispensable since time immemorial. Learning a new language in our globalised society has never been more important.

 

My Experience

I have more than 25 years’ experience teaching Spanish at the University of Dundee. My main objective is that the students develop a passion for the language and the culture of Spanish speaking countries. My methodology includes the use of: audio-visuals, music, cinema, online material, social media and any resources which help the students to immerse themselves in the language. Part of this has involved me writing a book (Spanish for beginners) which draws from my 25 years plus of experience teaching Spanish.

 

Qualifications

  • 2010 MA in “Lingüística y Formación de Profesores de Español como Lengua Extranjera
  • 2008-2010 Master in Formación Profesores de Español como Lengua Extranjera (studying)
  • 2004 Computer-Aided Assessment Online Certificate
  • 2000 TOEFL certificate.
  • 1988 Neighbourhood English Teaching, R.S.A. certificate E.S.L
  • 1982 University undergraduate equivalent to B.Sc. Chemistry.

Career History

  • 1988-1989 Part-time tutor in Spanish. Taught intensive one-to- one Spanish classes for business people. Berlitz School, Edinburgh
  • 1993-1994 Part-time tutor in Spanish University of Abertay, Dundee.
  • 1991-present: Part-time Lecturer in Spanish, University of Dundee

Teaching

Teaching

  • Applied Spanish level 1 (intensive) communications course. (1989 - current)
  • Applied Spanish level 1 communications course (2011-current)
  • Applied Spanish level 1 (intensive) grammar test on–line. (2002 - current)
  • Applied Spanish level 1 communications course (2011-current)
  • Applied Spanish level 2 (intensive) grammar course. (2008)
  • Applied Spanish level 3 communications course. (2002)
  • Intensive Spanish Course “ DUAL” (2013)
  • Languages for All, Accredited modules in Spanish, level 1 (1990 - current)
  • Private Spanish classes all levels and Private Spanish classes Distance-Learning (2000-current)
  • Languages for All Programme level 3 (2002)
  • Languages for All, Accredited modules in Spanish, level 2 (1998 - current)
  • Intensive Spanish Course by Distance Learning (2000)
  • Spanish course at University of Abertay – Dundee. (1993 – 1994)
  • Intensive one-to-one classes for business people. Berlitz School, Edinburgh (1988-1989)
  • Tutor in Chemistry at Colegio Mexicano, Monterrey - Mexico. (1984 -1985 )

Research/Scholarly Interests

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • I am writing a Spanish beginners book. The purpose of this book is to produce an undergraduate and adult learning resource for people who are studying Beginners Spanish in an English-speaking university/college. The book seeks to teach the 4 basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to learn a foreign language, using a simple but concentrated methodology where the instructions are to be in Spanish and English.
  • Develop update material which includes the use of: audio-visuals, music, cinema, online material, social media and any resources which help the students to immerse themselves in the language.

 

Main current administrative roles

  • Administrator of Languages - Film Club.