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Mr Raul Marchena Magadan

Mr Raul Marchena Magadan
Job Title:
Lecturer in Spanish Language


  • Lecturer in Spanish Language
  • Departmental Language Coordinator - Degree Programme
  • Spanish Language Lead and Programme Co-ordinator

As Departmental Language Coordinator, I am responsible for the coordination, development and enhancement of language provision in degree programmes for the Department Languages and Cultures. I am also the Language Co-ordinator for the Spanish in the degree programmes and in the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP).



I teach different modules across the Spanish Language Programme such as Advanced Spanish I, II and III as well as Spanish Language for Management and Business.


Areas of Interest

  • Spanish language teaching and applied linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sexual and gender issues in Cuba and the Hispanic Caribbean
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language teaching, material design and evaluation


Research Interests

  • Discourse analysis in relation to sexuality and gender.
  • Sociolinguistics


Research groups / Centres

Cuba Research Forum





  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (University of Manchester)
  • Advanced Diploma in Educational Technology and TESOL (Manchester)
  •  BA in Education (Havana)


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