Dr Carlos de Pablos-Ortega holds a degree in English and Linguistics from the University Complutense in Madrid, Spain. On obtaining a PGCE at the same university, he began teaching English in Madrid before moving to the University of Bangor, in North Wales. Whilst at Bangor, he worked in the Department of Language for non-specialists as Spanish Language Tutor. He then moved to the United States to teach Spanish in Newport News (Virginia) for two years. 

Back in Madrid, he began working as Lecturer in Spanish, became Academic Coordinator, and later Head of the Spanish Department in the Centro de Estudios Hispánicos at University Antonio de Nebrija. Whilst there, he completed a Master’s and an M. Phil. on Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. He completed his Doctorate on Applied Linguistics in the area of Sociopragmatics in July 2009. He has been working as Lecturer in Spanish at UEA since 2007. In 2011 Carlos was one of the recipients for a UEA award for Excellence in Teaching. He became a Senior Lecturer in 2015.

In 2015-16 Carlos took a year’s sabbatical to work in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. He taught Spanish Film & Literature and Spanish Language and Linguistics alongside co-ordinating and teaching levels 1, 2 and 8 in the Spanish Language degree. He was presented with two commendations for Excellence in Teaching by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

In 2019 Carlos became Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in recognition of his attainment against the UK Professsional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

Carlos is currently leading a project entitled Support for Access to Audiovisual Media (SAAM), where students work with charities who need to have their videos subtitled for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as being translated into other languages. UEA students gain valuable practical experience using authentic material and professional software. For more information about the project, visit  


Academic Background

1992 – B.A. University Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
2002 – Master’s (MEELE). Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain.
2005 – M.Phil. Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain.
2009 – Ph.D. and Doctor Europeus Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain.

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