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Biography

Diego has taught Spanish at Higher Education level since 2007 within undergraduate programmes in Hispanic Studies, Institution-Wide Language Programmes and University Language Centres. Over his career, he has taught and coordinated courses in Spanish language and in Spanish for Specific Purposes at all levels, as well as making a significant contribution to curriculum development and design of teaching materials.

Before joining King’s College London, Diego taught at the University of Reading, the University of Exeter, Cardiff University, Instituto Cervantes London, Instituto Cervantes New York (USA), Bard College (USA), the University of Stirling (Scotland), the National University of Ireland in Galway, the University of Limerick (Ireland), Universidad Nebrija (Madrid, Spain), the University of Valladolid (Spain) and English Perfect Szkoła Języków Obcych (Olsztyn, Poland).

At King’s, Diego coordinates the Spanish Language provision for the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, and is Deputy Team Leader for Spanish at the Modern Language Centre, where he oversees the Spanish programmes for London Business School, King’s Business School and Short Courses.

Diego is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds an MA in Spanish Language Teaching, an MA in Language Pedagogy and a BA Honours in English Studies where he earned the Extraordinary Achievement Award for University Studies (Premio Extraordinario). He is Accredited Examiner at all levels for the DELE Examinations and has been member of DELE Exam Boards at Instituto Cervantes in Spain, the University of Exeter, Cardiff University and the University of Latvia.

Expertise and public engagement

Over his career, Diego has delivered a number of practical workshops about teaching methodology and current pedagogical trends at conferences and teacher-training events, including the International Congress for Teachers of Spanish in Barcelona (Encuentro Práctico de Barcelona), the Annual Conference of the Association of University Language Centres, InnoConf, the Language Learning and Teaching Conference, the ELE-UK Annual Conference and UK Lingua.