Staff & Collaborators

LCE has a team of coordinators and a wide network of highly qualified professionals who collaborate with our projects.

LCE creates diverse types of encounters related to language and culture. Each encounter is unique and we work with a group of experts in their respective fields who bring creative ideas to the project in which they participate.

Director: Dr. Marcos Crespo

_DSC3800Marcos holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology and a degree in Philosophy from the University of Seville. His wide range of interests has led him also to take courses in Arabic Studies, History and Art at the University of Seville. He has diverse conference presentations and publications which focus on topics related to Seville and the Andalusian culture.

Marcos has extensive experience with orientation sessions, field trips and cultural immersion activities for international students in Seville, and has taught courses in Spanish Culture and Civilization and Lectura y composición en español at the Pablo de Olavide University, Seville.

He has been involved in numerous multidisciplinary projects in journalism, literature, script writing, book edition, music and art for private and public institutions.

Academic director: Dr. Jane Arnold

_DSC3792Jane is Full Professor of Language Teaching Methodology at the University of Seville and has a PhD from the University of Seville and an MA from New York University. She participates in several Masters programs related to teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

She has collaborated with the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, New York, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Istanbul, Stockholm, Brussels,  Casablanca, and Marrakech and is a Coordinator for the Masters in “Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera”, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo/Instituto Cervantes, Santander.

A member of advisory boards for several language teaching publications and organizations, she is Director of the series Profesor con Recursos  with SGEL Publishers.  Among her publications are: La dimensión afectiva en el aprendizaje de idiomas (Cambridge University Press/Edinumen), Meaningful Action. The Influence of Earl Stevick in Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press), Imagínalo.Imágenes mentales en la clase de ELE (SGEL), Atención a la dimensión afectiva en la enseñanza del español (Edinumen).

For Jane teaching is more than a profession, it is a passion.

Communications Coordinator: María Coronada Vázquez

_DSC3751Maria Coronada has a degree in Journalism from the University of Seville and is a specialist in Institutional Communication as well as  Political and Digital Marketing. 

She has worked at different press offices and has participated in the organization and publicity of many events related to consumerism, art, Contemporary creation, cinema, theatre, music and poetry.  She has also collaborated with several publications as well as news and entertainment programs on radio and television.
She likes poetry, cooking, eating, listening and speaking, not necessarily in that order.

Academic consultant: Dr. Paula Lorente

paula lorente enele 2015 captura Paula has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium and an MA in Classical Philology from the University of Oviedo. She has been teaching Spanish as a foreign language in different European institutions for fifteen years and is now Premier Maïtre de Langues at the Institute of Modern Languages of the University of Louvain where she teaches Spanish and organizes the DELE exams, for which she is the chief examiner. She coordinates the Certificado interuniversitario de perfeccionamiento y actualización didáctica ELE at Louvain (UCL / KU Leuven) as well as the Rencontres didactiques (ELE), workshops organized at the UCL for Spanish teachers in Belgium.