Lourdes  Hernández-Martín

Lourdes Hernández-Martín

Language Co-ordinator (Arabic) and Co-ordinator for Spanish Projects

Language Centre

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 6772
Room No
PEL.6.01l
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Languages
English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Spanish and Arabic language teaching

About me

During her professional life, Lourdes has been involved in various areas of research. She worked at the Spanish press agency (EFE) in Tunisia covering Tunisian, Libyan, Palestinian and Algerian issues. She also carried out academic research focusing on the role of policies towards women in the construction of the Tunisian state.

Lourdes has worked as a campaigner and researcher with human rights organisations on issues related to North Africa and the Middle East. After the completion of an MSc in Human Rights, she carried out research on armed conflict, focusing on the use of child soldiers and on the legal framework applied to private military and security companies.

Lourdes has taught and coordinated languages in higher education environments in both Tunisia and the UK. Currently, her research focuses on the use of ethnography in language teaching and multilingual contexts. She is also interested in project-based methods to enhance students’ learning.

Lourdes is one of the founder members of ELE-UK (UK Association for the Teaching of Spanish in Higher and Adult Education) and sits on the Executive Committee. She has won several LSE Teaching Prizes: LSE SU Teaching Awards (three times) and LSE Excellence Award (twice).

Articles and chapters

(Forthcoming). “Taking the foreign out of languages: pedagogies for multilingual contexts” with Dr. Peter Skrandies in Dubreil, S.; Maxim, H. and Malinowski, D. (eds.) Language Teaching in the Linguistic Landscape: Mobilizing Pedagogy in Public Space, New York, Springer.

Coca, M.; Hernández-Martín, L., Martínez-Sánchez, R. and Peñas-Cruz, R.: “Desarrollo de las destrezas orales fuera del aula: las posibilidades del Wimba Voiceboard” (Development of oral skills outside the classroom), MarcoEle 2012.

Coca, M.; Hernández-Martín, L. and Peñas-Cruz, R.: “El uso de simulaciones globales: una ONG en América Latina” (The use of global simulations: An NGO in Latin America). Actas I Encuentro de profesores de español de Londres, MarcoEle 2011.

Hernández-Martín, L; Martínez-Sánchez, R. and Peñas Cruz, R.: “Spanish in Motion: Un proyecto de acceso a la realidad cultural hispana” (Spanish in Motion: a project aiming at giving students access to the reality of Spanish speaking communities). Actas I Encuentro de profesores de español de Londres, MarcoEle 2011.

Cuadrado-García, M.; Hernández- Martín, L Montoro Pons, Juan D. and Ruiz-Molina, M. E.: “Pictures, Teaching, Marketing and Languages: Results of an Innovative Learning Project Based on Pinhole Photography” (October 14, 2010). ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture Midterm Conference: Culture and the Making of Worlds, 2010.

Hernández-Martín, L. y Pozo, P.: “El marco jurídico de la compañías militares y de seguridad privadas. Reflexiones a propósito de la experiencia de Iraq” (The legal framework of private security and military companies. Thoughts on the Irak case), Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional, vol.XXIII (2007), 315-350.

Hernández-Martín, L.: “Las mujeres en Túnez: una cuestión de Estado” (Women in Tunisia and the State role), Leviatan, Nº 79,  2000, 53-64.

Selection of teaching and learning projects

Design and implementation of In a certain place in London, project based on the use of ethnography, linguistic landscape and digital humanities in language learning.  Funded by the Language Centre and Teaching and Learning Centre, LSE.

Coordination of Mosaic, a multilingual platform for audio visual resources for the Language Centre Degree courses. Funded by the Ignite grant of Learning, Technology and Innovation, LSE.

Coordination of From e-marking to e-feedback: training, applying and evaluation. Project aiming at exploring ways of marking and giving feedbacks including Moodle, i-Pads plus annotation apps and video tools. The project is coordinated together with Dr. H. Xiang. Funded by Learning, Teaching and Innovation, LSE. 

Coordination of Spanish in Motion/LSE Language Centre project.  This project, aiming at giving students access to the reality of Spanish speaking communities, is coordinated together with Roser Martinez and Rafael Cruz. Funded by Teaching and Learning Centre, Language Centre, Widening Participation and Annual Fund, LSE.

Design and implementation of a global simulation An NGO in Latin America within the European Community. The project was created with Mercedes Coca. Funded by the Socrates project Explics.

 

Expertise Details

Teaching of Spanish and Arabic; Multilingual contexts and Language Teaching and Learning; Project-based Learning; Ethnography and Language Learning; North Africa; Human Rights and Armed Conflict

About the Language Centre

The Language Centre here at the London School of Economics reflects the specialist nature of the School itself, namely, a world class institution where the quality of teaching and research is paramount.

LSE is not just a multi-national university but also a multi-lingual one.

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, undergraduate degree courses and a range of language options that you can take outside of your main degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.

The Language Centre is part of LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division.

About the Academic and Professional Development Division

The units in LSE’s Academic and Professional Development Division run degree programmes, courses and events; offer advice, opportunities and funding to advance the development of academic staff and students; and support the implementation of educational strategy and policy across the School.  

LSE Language Centre            

The Language Centre provides language courses, language support and services to LSE undergraduate students, post-graduate students, research students, LSE alumni, LSE staff and external students.                                            

LSE LIFE            

LSE LIFE is the new academic, personal and professional development centre for undergraduate and taught master’s students, housed in bespoke space on the ground floor of the Library and offering hundreds of events, workshops and one to one sessions each term.

Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)

LSE LTI provide advice, support and collaboration for staff in the use of technologies to enhance and innovate teaching and learning.                

LSE100

LSE’s flagship interdisciplinary course, LSE100: Thinking like a social scientist, introduces undergraduate students to the ways in which different disciplines analyse some of the major issues confronting contemporary societies.            

LSE Teaching and Learning Centre            

LSE’s Teaching and Learning Centre offers events, formal qualifications and a range of development and funding opportunities to academic staff and those with teaching roles across the School.

Digital Skills Lab

The Digital Skills Lab  provides digital skills training for staff and students, in Microsoft Office, web design, and data science. In addition to practical workshops and online courses, staff and students may also undertake professional certifications to demonstrate and validate their IT skills proficiency.