Dr. Susana Gómez Martínez
Susana Gomez (MA, PhD) is a lecturer of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and head of the English Department at the University of Valladolid in Soria (Spain).
As a member of the Innovation Committee at the University of Valladolid, she has always been involved in teaching innovation, and has coordinated and participated in 22 national and EU research and teaching innovation projects .
She is also a regular speaker at ESL conferences and is a frequent contributor to newsletters, books and specialised journals on SLA and EFL methodology.
She has also broad publishing experience in several different roles. She is a member of Serial Publications Standing Committee at TESOL International; a Guest and Production Editor of The Asian EFL Journal; a reviewer for TESOL Journal,The Asian EFL Journal, The International Journal of Innovation in English Language Teaching and Research , English Australia Journal, MEXTESOL Journal; and she and has been the Editor of TESOL-SPAIN Newsletter for the last three years.
Cultural Diversity in Multicultural schools: an EU project
The school plays a crucial role in offering opportunities for students to share their culture, language and background with their schoolmates as part of the learning programme. Teachers have the challenge to integrate these students in the classrooms, preventing prejudice and discrimination and fostering opportunities to strengthen and increase cultural consciousness and intercultural awareness among them.
Multicultural Schools (www.multicultural-schools.eu) is an EU funded project which offers support to teachers willing to foster integration among different cultures and languages within their classrooms.
This session will (i) present the project goals, methodology and materials (ii) show the audience how they can use these materials (available for free on the project website) and how they can become more involved in the project.