Senior Teaching Fellow
Senior Tutor for Italian and Hispanic Studies
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 Foreign Languages Teaching Pedagogy & Methodology from the Warwick Institute of Education, a PGA in Pedagogy for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Instituto Caro y Cuervo - Colombia) and a PGA in Teaching Foreign Languages from the Language Centre at Warwick.
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.
Clemencia has started a research study about writing as a cognitive and sociocognitive process, where intended texts, reformulation and exemplification are constructs used to interpret those factors interacting in the writing composition process.
She is also 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 students’ discursive strategies in relation to writing situated in bilingual and inter-cultural contexts.
Clemencia is also in her seventh 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 via regularly scheduled social media en-counters.
- Senior Tutor for Italian and Hispanic Studies
- UNILANG External Examiner
- 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 (all levels)
- PhD in Health Sciences (Warwick Medical School)