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Dr Marion Coderch, BA, MA (Barcelona), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Dunelm), SFHEA

Assistant Professor (Teaching) - Spanish in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42458
Room number: ER270, Elvet Riverside II

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My academic career has developed along two main strands. One is teaching and research in Hispanic literature and cultural studies; the other is modern foreign languages teaching and learning, which I have been working on since 1995.

I first came to Durham in 2003 with a four-year research and teaching grant from Institut Ramon Llull. Between then and 2007, I designed and established the Catalan language and culture modules in the School of Modern Languages. I also completed my doctoral thesis on Occitan and Catalan medieval literature. This research was the basis of my monograph Ausiàs March, les dones i l’amor (2009).

Before coming back to Durham in 2013, I was associate lecturer in medieval Romance studies at the University of Barcelona. I also worked as an instructional designer in the development of the online Catalan language course, and completed a master's degree in teaching methodologies in higher education. Other qualifications include a PGCE in foreign language teaching and a postgraduate certificate in academic practice.

I have acted as external examiner at the universities of Manchester and Nottingham. In my role as UNILANG Lead Examiner (2015-2019), I have been invited to deliver presentations and workshops for university teachers across the UK, and I have created training materials to guide examiners in the application of the scheme.

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