Spanish (Teaching Fellow)
The Language Centre
Email: Susana dot Howe at warwick dot ac dot uk
FAETC, Cert. TFL, PGA EAPP
I was born and raised in Ecuador. After completing my education, I worked for an American Oil Company, which allowed me to travel the world and eventually I ended up in England.
I have always been passionate about languages and became interested in teaching after helping a friend’s son with his Spanish homework. Soon after, I completed the First Stage Training Course for Teachers in Further and Adult Education and joined the University of Warwick in 1998. In 2004, I completed the Open Studies Certificate in Teaching Foreign Languages at the Language Centre, University of Warwick. In 2011, I obtained a PGA in E-Learning in Academic and Professional Practice.
I have taught Spanish across a wide range of academic, business and Lifelong Language Learning (LLL) courses including:
• Spanish and teaching skills to Post Graduate Certificate of Education students (i.e. future Senior School Spanish teachers)
• Spanish and teaching skills to Primary School teachers
• Spanish academic courses across all levels
• LLL courses across all levels
• Individual and small groups business courses across all levels
• A level revision courses
• Spanish for MBA students at beginners and advanced levels
• NAGTY – Spanish taster courses
I also hold administrative positions within the Centre. I am module leader for levels 1, 2, 3 and Beginners Accelerated in our academic programme. I also help with the coordination of the Spanish academic team. Since 2008, I have been the LLL programme manager, in charge of 11 languages and over 30 tutors. I am actively involved in recruitment of new language teachers and enjoy mentoring and coaching colleagues in both their teaching roles and helping them learn about the Language Centre.
I am a native Spanish speaker, speak English fluently, have a high level of Italian, and have recently started studying Japanese. I am passionate about my language, my country and my culture. I believe this is evident in my teaching and hope that I can transmit this passion to my students. The constant challenges and learning motivates me to improve myself and develop as a more rounded individual.