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Language Teachers’ Identities

A core element of the research carried out under the Diasporic Identities strand has studied the personal and professional identities of language teachers in the diaspora. Through this research, we have sought to understand how teachers see themselves in their role as mediators between languages and cultures and how they perform this role in their teaching practice.


Gallardo, M. (Ed.) (2019). Negotiating identity in modern foreign language teaching. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27709-3

Conference presentations

11th ACLES Conference, Jaen, Spain, 4-6 July 2019: 'Spanish teachers as mediators in English universities'. Isabel María Cobo-Palacios, Inma Álvarez

18th AILA World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-28 July 2017: 'Language and Identities: Reshaping modern language teachers' identities'. Lluïsa Astruc, Inma Álvarez, Matilde Gallardo