Maria Dolores Iglesias Mora
María teaches a range of modules for our Spanish and Foundation teams. With particular experience and interest in Blended Learning environments, she has led collaborative projects in relation to the 'hybrid' delivery of Modern Foreign Languages. In recognition to her innovative techniques into her pedagogy, she was awarded the Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
María is currently working as a Lecturer in Hispanic and Foundation Studies and Course Lead the Foundation Programme of the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She has also undertaken research into the use of open educational resources, as well as collaborative tools in blended learning contexts to enhance language learner engagement and autonomy.
María has been working in HE in the UK for over 20 years mostly teaching Spanish language and culture. She has also taught in Spain and Japan. In Spain she worked with corporate clients at the Spanish Ministry of Development, Alcatel and Robert Bosch companies. In Japan, she taught undergraduate and postgraduate university students and collaborated in the publication of a Spanish textbooks and learning resources for undergraduate students. Prior to that, she was a GCSE examiner and also worked as a lecturer in several colleges in the North West of England. She is a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, holds an MA in Teaching English for International Business from the University of Central Lancashire, and several teaching qualifications. María founded and run her own business, a limited company that offered Intercultural and Language learning opportunities to groups of Spanish language learners, between 2013 and 2017.