Angela de Britos, Professional Development Officer

    After graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in French and Spanish, Angela taught TEFL in a bilingual Montessori school in Madrid for several years. She returned to the UK and completed her PGCE in primary education with a specialism in modern languages at Exeter University before teaching in various schools in the South West. During her time in school, Angela carried out successful Comenius projects, established links abroad, worked with Foreign Language and Comenius Assistants and held cultural celebrations to enthuse pupils and instil a love of languages. She then became a local authority advisory teacher for languages and managed the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service. Angela took part in teacher exchanges and educational visits to Barcelona, Finland and Lithuania.

    Before joining SCILT, Angela worked as a lecturer in primary education at the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth where she was also responsible for the early career development of NQTs. Angela completed her Masters research which focused on how primary teachers and senior leaders can successfully embed best practice in modern languages. She is currently balancing work and family with PhD studies; her doctoral thesis is in its early stages and is an investigation into the social and emotional well-being of EAL pupils and their families, comparing the experiences of Latin American families in Scotland and Spain.

    Angela speaks Spanish at home and raises her children bilingually. In addition to French, she has basic German and Italian.

    Contact:
    LH-232 Lord Hope Building
    University of Strathclyde
    141 St James Road
    Glasgow, G4 0LT

    Tel: 0141 444 8179

    angela.de-britos@strath.ac.uk

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