Team Leader for Iberian Languages and British Sign Language
- Deputy Chair of the Modern Language Centre (MLC) Assessment Sub-Board
Teresa Garcia was born and educated in Madrid. She has been teaching Spanish for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She worked in Madrid in the media and the publishing sector for a number of years before moving to the UK. Further to that, Teresa completed a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults at International House and worked at several Higher Education Institutions and Universities across London prior to joining King’s College London in 2004, where she has taught Spanish at all levels and on all different programmes offered by the MLC. Teresa also completed an MA in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Cultural Studies at Birkbeck University of London. Her dissertation focused on the Representation of Women in Spanish Cinema during the Political Transition to Democracy. She is interested in different language teaching approaches, among them the use of Cinema and Visual arts in language teaching, and in the development of new technologies and apps which can support language learning. Teresa has played a very active part in creating and developing the Association of Teachers of Spanish in the UK (ELEUK), which aims to foster research, share excellence and good practice in the teaching of Spanish at Higher Education and University level. Teresa is passionate about history, travelling and discovering new cultures, teaching and learning languages, cinema, music and literature.