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Ms Raquel Navas

Raquel NavasAssistant Professor

Hispanic Studies Language coordinator

Lead YA Coordinator for Hispanic Studies


Room 4.68, Faculty of Arts Building

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Raquel Navas is an Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies and joined Warwick in 2014. Before that, she worked as a language tutor in Spanish and Catalan at the University of Birmingham and taught Spanish language and culture at Aston University.

Raquel took her degree in Hispanic Philology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and she successfully completed the postgraduate courses in Spanish and Catalan as foreign languages. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Raquel also completed an MPhil in Applied Linguistics to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Spain, with a thesis entitled The Linguistic Landscape as a tool to promote connections with the target language and culture. This dissertation won the ASELE (Asociación para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera) Research Prize for best MA Thesis in 2020.

Research interests

She is interested in the field of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition and, in particular, in the use of the linguistic landscape as a tool in the Foreign Language Classroom. Raquel is currently coordinating the HS Linguistic Landscape project, and is interested in the presence of Spanish in the streets of the UK in order to (1) analyse its possibilities as an additional source of input in second language acquisition and (2) examine whether its uses or presence will vary after Brexit.


NAVAS, R. (2021): El paisaje lingüístico: vivir el español fuera del aula. Colección monografías de ASELE, 11. ASELE.

NAVAS, R. (2021):“ The Linguistic Landscape in Spanish in the UK”. Doblele: Revista de lengua y literatura, 7, pp. 67-79. DOI: 

Administrative roles (2023-2024)

Personal tutor

Warwick Hispanic Student Blog Coordinator

Hispanic Studies Language coordinator

Hispanic Studies Lead Year Abroad coordinator


Mphil in Applied Linguistics, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, 2019

DELE A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2 Examiner, Instituto Cervantes, 2014

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Birmingham, 2014

Certificate in Teaching Catalan as a Foreign Language, CPNL, 2010

Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Instituto Cervantes, 2005

Hispanic Philology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2004


Advice and Feedback hours (Terms 1 & 2. 2023-2024)

Mondays and Tuesdays 3-4, FAB 4.68

For other times and Term 3, please email for an appointment.

Warwick Hispanic Students' Blog