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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr María Noriega-Sánchez

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Senior Language Teaching Officer
Fellow and College Lecturer
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom


María Noriega-Sánchez teaches Spanish language and translation at all levels of the undergraduate degree. Before joining the University of Cambridge in 2008, she taught Spanish language and culture studies, EFL, and English Literature at several HE institutions in the UK, namely, the University of Sheffield, Royal Holloway University of London, Anglia Ruskin University and the Open University.

Her current research interests lie in the fields of language learning and teaching, and translation pedagogy. Her publications include articles and books on language pedagogy, and Latin American and US studies, as well as a number of Spanish language course books and interactive DVD-ROMs for the Open University. She also worked as a consultant author for the ‘Spanish at Your Fingertips’ project, an online language programme developed by the University of Cambridge Language Centre in partnership with BBC Worldwide.

She has recently co-authored with Ángeles Carreres and Carme Calduch the book Mundos en palabras: Learning Advanced Spanish through Translation (Routledge, 2018), which explores innovative ways of using translation for language teaching and learning.

She was a co-convenor for the series Cambridge Conversations in Translation, based at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH), which run from 2015 to 2018.

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