Dr Olga Sanchez Castro

Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (3119)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Her primary area of research is in Second Language Acquisition. In particular, the study of the psycholinguistic and sociological variables that play a role in Second Language Learning. Her interests in this field also include a focus on the use of technology to enhance second language teaching and learning and the effect of affective variables. Another area of her research interests relates to Discourse Analysis, and translation theory and practice.

Qualifications
Lic. in Anthropology and Sociology (University of Seville), Dip. Ed. (University of Adelaide), MA. in Ed. (University of S.A.), PhD (Flinders University)
Research expertise
Applied linguistics
Communications technologies
Research interests
Her primary area of research is in Second Language Acquisition, in particular in the study of the psycholinguistic and sociological variables that play a role in Second Language Learning. Her interests in this field also include a focus on the use of computers to enhance second language teaching and learning and the effect of affective variables. Another area of her research interests relates to Discourse Analysis, and to the evaluation and design of computer-assisted language teaching and learning.
Teaching interests
  • Spanish language and linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics and Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Spanish Migration
  • Translation
Topic coordinator
SPAN3312 An Introduction to Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice
SPAN7412 An Introduction to Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice
SPAN2202 Intermediate Spanish Part 2
SPAN2201 Intermediate Spanish Part 1
LANG3007 Computer-Mediated Communication for Language Learning
LANG7007 Computer-Mediated Communication for Language Learning
SPAN3201 Upper Intermediate Spanish Part 1
Topic lecturer
SPAN2201 Intermediate Spanish Part 1
SPAN2202 Intermediate Spanish Part 2
SPAN3312 An Introduction to Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice
SPAN7412 An Introduction to Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice
SPAN3201 Upper Intermediate Spanish Part 1
LANG3007 Computer-Mediated Communication for Language Learning
LANG7007 Computer-Mediated Communication for Language Learning
Supervisory interests
Applied linguistics
Computer assisted language learning (CALL)
Education, languages
Intercultural language teaching and learning
Second language teaching and learning
Spanish as a second/foreign language
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Humour, Pragmatics, Second Language Acquisition (1), Second Language Learning and Teaching, Personal Learning Environment (PLE), Blended Learning, Computer Assisted Language Learning (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Education - Teaching
Language/Linguistics
Migration
Computer Mediated Communication
Second Language Acquisition
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Education - Teaching
  • Language/Linguistics
  • Migration
Interests
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Second Language Acquisition

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