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Sánchez-García, Davinia

Los inicios de la Dra. Davinia Sánchez-García en la enseñanza universitaria comenzaron su andadura al recibir una beca del IES para trabajar como profesora ayudante en Occidental College (EEUU). Posteriormente obtuvo un Máster de Lingüística Aplicada en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) y trabajó de profesora de inglés y de AICLE en distintas etapas educativas (Primaria, Secundaria y Bachillerato). Tras una estancia pre-doctoral en la Universidad de Southampton (UK) se doctoró en 2016 en Lingüística Inglesa (Sobresaliente Cum Laude y Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado de la Facultad de Filología) en la UCM. Actualmente trabaja como profesora asociada en la UCM y de profesora adjunta en la Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA). Desde el punto de vista investigador, su trabajo se centra fundamentalmente en el papel del inglés como lengua de instrucción en la universidad, aunque entre sus intereses también se incluyen el Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lengua Extranjera (AICLE), el análisis del discurso y la adquisición de segundas lenguas. En la actualidad participa como miembro investigador en (i) el proyecto internacional ‘Educational Quality at Universities for Inclusive International Programmes’ (EQUiiP), que promueve el desarrollo y la preparación continua de los formadores de docentes en la educación superior, (ii) el proyecto internacional “Two2Tango – Tandems for teaching in English”, que brinda apoyo a los profesores universitarios en el desarrollo de sus competencias lingüísticas, metodológicas e interculturales en la clase internacional, y (iii) el grupo de investigación UCM ‘The Role of English in the Internationalization of Spanish Higher Education’ - https://clue-project.weebly.com/, que investiga el papel que juega el inglés en la internacionalización de la educación superior española. Además es responsable del proyecto de innovación "Mentor-ING", que está diseñando un programa de mentorías para profesores universitarios en el contexto de la internacionalización de la educación superior. 

Dr. Davinia Sánchez-García’s teaching experience at university initiated with a grant obtained from the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) to work as a teacher assistant at Occidental College (USA). Back in Spain she earned her Master’s Degreee in Applied Linguistic at Universidad Complutese de Madrid (UCM) and worked as a teacher of English and CLIL across different educational levels (Primary, Secondary and Bachillerato). After a pre-doctoral stay at the University of Southampton (UK), she obtained a PhD (with Honours and PhD Extraordinary Award) at Universidad Complutense Madrid in 2016. At the moment, she is assistant professor at UCM and lecturer of English Linguistics at Universidad a Distancia de Madrid (UDIMA). From a research perspective, her work mainly focuses on English-medium education in higher education (EME), although her interests also include CLIL, (classroom) discourse analysis, and second language acquisition. She currently participates in (i) the international project ‘Educational Quality at Universities for Inclusive International Programmes’ (EQUiiP), which promotes the ongoing professional development of educational developers in international higher education; (ii) the international project “Two2Tango – Tandems for teaching in English”, which supports university teachers in the development of their English language skills, their teaching skills and their intercultural awareness in the international classroom, and (iii) the UCM research group ‘The Role of English in the Internationalization of Spanish Higher Education’ - https://clue-project.weebly.com/. In addition, she is responsible for the innovation project "Mentor-ING", which is working on the design and implementation of a mentoring program for university teachers in the context of the internationalisation of higher education. 

Relevant publlications: 

Sánchez-García, D. (2020). Internationalization through Language and Literacy in the Spanish EME Context. In S. Dimova, & J. Kling (Eds.), Integrating Content and Language in Multilingual Higher Education. Cham.: Springer. (Link to the book here)

Sánchez-García, D. (2020). Mapping lecturer questions and their pedagogical goals in Spanish- and English-medium instruction, Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education (JICB), 8(1), pp. 28-52.

Sánchez-García, D., & Nashaat Sobhy, N. (2020). TESOL through the reflections of transnational EMEMUS lecturers: A ROADMAPPING approach. In O. Barnawi, & S. Anwaruddin (Eds.), TESOL Teacher Education in a Transnational World. Routledge. (Link to the book here) 

Nashaat Sobhy, N., & Sánchez-García, D. (2020). Lecturers’ Appraisals of English as a Lingua Franca in European Higher Education Settings. Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning (Special Issue).

Sánchez-García, D., & Dafouz, E. (2020). Equipping Educational Developers for Inclusive International Programs in Higher Education. In M. Sánchez-Pérez (Ed.), Teacher Training for English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education. IGI Global.

Sánchez-García, D. (2019). ‘I can’t find the words now…’: Teacher Discourse Strategies and their Communicative Potential in Spanish- and English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education, CLIL. Journal of Innovation and Research in Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education, 2, 43-55.

Sánchez-García, D. (2018). Codeswitching practices in the discourse of two lecturers in English-medium instruction at university, ELIA, 18, 105-135.

Sánchez-García, D. (2018). Teacher Questioning: Exploring Student Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in Spanish and EMI University Lectures. Porta Linguarum, Monográfico III, 103-120.

Sánchez-García, D. (2016). [Review of the book Content and Language Integrated Learning. Language Policy and Pedagogical Practice, by Y. Ruiz de Zarobe]. Estudios Sobre Educación, 31, 181-184.

Dafouz, E., & Sánchez-García, D. (2013). Does everybody understand?' Teacher questions across disciplines in English-mediated university lectures: An exploratory study. Language Value, 5(1), 129-151. Jaume I University ePress: Castelló, Spain.

 

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