Senior Teaching Fellow
Director of Spanish Language Programme
Chief of Examinations
Room H409, Humanities Building
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 22958
Clemencia Rodas-Pérez has 25 years of teaching and researching experience in Higher Education. She has taught Spanish since 2001 and in the Language Centre at Warwick since 2004. She has taught both British and international students, in both the academic and the Lifelong Learning (LLL) programmes. In 2012, her students and colleagues nominated her for the WATE (Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence), and she was recognized as a WATE commendee.
She has a PGA in Teaching Foreign Languages from the Language Centre, and a PGA in Foreign Languages Teaching Pedagogy & Methodology from the Warwick Institute of Education.
Clemencia holds a PhD degree from the Health Sciences Institute at Warwick Medical School. Her research topic was focused in Medical communication where she analysed the interaction of geneticists and patients during genetic counselling consultation. One of the main aspects she considered was the use of Spanish language at both specialised and lay level of language knowledge during the clinical encounter, using a specific Latin American case study.
She has been the coordinator of the LLL Spanish courses offered by the Language Centre since 2010. In addition to teaching Spanish at all levels, she has been module leader for several courses, including Spanish for Historians: Years 1 and 2.
As a continuation of her PhD studies she is working on Bridging the gap between expert and lay speakers in Medical communication in Spanish. Her recent publication in this area: Challenges for providing genetic counselling in Colombian genetic clinics: the viewpoint of the physicians providing genetic consultations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4524875/
Clemencia is currently working in a research project with colleagues from five different countries (Canada, Colombia, South Korea, UK and the USA). The project explores the identification of university educators and students’ discursive strategies in relation to academic writing situated in bilingual and inter-cultural contexts.
She is also in her fifth year of the Virtual Intercultural Immersion Project (VIIP), which is a virtual bilingual exchange project for Warwick undergrads to ‘meet’ their peers in South America and Spain via regularly scheduled social media en-counters.
- Director of Spanish Language Programme
- Chief of Examinations
- PGA in Pedagogy for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Instituto Caro y Cuervo - Colombia)
- PGA in Foreign Languages Teaching: Pedagogy & Methodology (Warwick Institute of Education)
- PGA in Teaching Foreign Languages (Language Centre - Warwick)
- DELE examiner, Instituto Cervantes
- PhD in Health Science (Warwick Medical School)
- MSc in Human Genetics (Universidad Javeriana - Colombia)
- BA in Bacteriology and Biopathology (Universidad Javeriana - Colombia)