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Hugo Santiago Sanchez

MPhil/PhD in ELT

Personal and Professional Profile

Home Country:
  • Argentina

Educational Background:
  • MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (With Distinction) at the University of Jaen, Spain

  • BA in English Language Teaching (Honours) at the University of Mar del Plata, Argentina 

  • 2007-2010: Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship (funded by Warwick University)

  • 2007-2010: Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (funded by UK Higher Education Institutions)

  • 2004-2006:  50% off fees MA in TEFL (funded by Fundacion Universitaria Iberoamericana)

  • 2000-2001: Foreign Language Assistantship (funded by British Council and Argentine Ministry of Education)


Teaching Experience:
  • August 2001 – August 2007: Lecturer in English Language III and English Language IV,  FASTA University, Mar del Plata, Argentina 

  • March 2006 – March 2007: Holder of the Chair of Method IV, FASTA University, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • April 2002 – March 2004: Lecturer in School Management, FASTA University, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • March 2000 – November 2006: English Language Teacher [F.C.E. (Cambridge University) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)], CEM English Institute, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • March 2000 – March 2003: English Language Teacher (Secondary School), Stella Maris Institute, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • October 2000 – May 2001: Spanish Language Assistant, Feltham Community College, London, England

  • February 2000 - September 2000: English Language Teacher (Secondary School), Mar del Plata Day School, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • May 1998 – November 1998: Student Teacher in the Teacher Training Course, Modern Foreign Languages Department, National University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • August 1996 – February 2000: English Language Teacher (Primary School), San Roque School, Mar del Plata, Argentina


Main PhD Research Area:
  • Teacher Cognition

  • Apprenticeship of Observation

  • English Grammar Teaching

  • Experienced Teachers

  • State Secondary School Education

Title of Thesis:
  • An Investigation into the Relationships among Teacher Cognition, Context, and Classroom Practice in EFL Grammar Teaching in Argentina

Summary of Thesis:
  • The purpose of my PhD research project is to explore the relationships among experiential, cognitive, and contextual factors, and grammar teaching practices in two experienced non-native teachers of English working in an EFL context (Argentina) at a state secondary school 


Research Stage:
  • Viva: Passed with minor corrections

Research Methods:
  • Stimulated Recall

  •  Autobiographical Accounts

  • Semi-structured Interviews

  • Grammaticality-judgement task

  • Teacher and Researcher Journals

  • Analysis of Documents

  • Dr. Annamaria Pinter

  • Dr. Keith Richards

Other Research Interests
  • Teacher Development

  • Descriptive English Grammar

  • Literary Reading in EFL Contexts

  • Academic Writing