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Dr Carmen Rios Garcia

Senior Teaching Associate

Carmen Rios Garcia

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 592667

Career Details

I joined DELC as a Senior Teaching Associate in Spanish in 2011. Prior to this I was a part-time Lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University, a Lecturer in Spanish at Bournemouth University and Northumbria University, and a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Northumbria University. Following my departure from Northumbria, I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Spanish at the University of Exeter between 2009-2010.


Licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras, Especialidad de Filología Moderna (Inglés), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), 1991.

Modular MA Applied Language Studies, University of Salford, 1995.

PhD Linguistics, University of Manchester, 2002.

MA English Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, 2010.


Metropolitan Police Test in Spanish Translation and Interpreting, Institute of Linguists, 2008.

Module 2 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Lancaster University, 2015.

Current Teaching

SPAN100: Course convenor of First Year Intensive Spanish. Teaching Oral/Aural Skills.

SPAN101: Course convenor of First Year Advanced Spanish. Teaching General and Writing Skills.

DELC215: Course convenor of Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain. Delivering lectures and seminars on linguistic identity in the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Spain.

SPAN300: Course convenor of Final Year Spanish Oral Skills. Teaching Oral/Aural Skills.

SPAN301: Course convenor of Final Year Spanish Written Skills: Teaching Translation English>Spanish.

DELC320: Dissertation supervision.

DELC310: Year Abroad dissertation.

DELC423: Course convenor of Introduction to Liaison Interpreting (MA in Translation). Teaching Liaison Interpreting English<->Spanish.

Research Interests

Pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, interpreting. Legal, medical and literary translation.

Web Links

 Pragmatics and Stylistics Research Group (PaSTY)  http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/groups/pasty/index.htm

Additional Information

Resource Centre director

Routes into Languages coordinator

Departmental NSS Champion, 2015-2016


Membership of Associations

The Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland

The Linguistics Association of Great Britain

The National Register of Public Service Interpreters

The Association of Police and Court Interpreters

The International Pragmatics Association

Other Interests and Hobbies

World cinema, jogging, meeting friends on quiz

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