Dr Leticia Yulita is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a University Teaching Fellowship and an Excellence in Teaching Award at the UEA. She specialises in the field of language pedagogy with a focus on intercultural citizenship education and teaches the Spanish language and intercultural communication to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Leticia is PPL Chair of Athena SWAN and Digital Champion. In 2019 she won the UEA Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to public engagement fostering the study of languages in local and international communities. Leticia is currently a UEA Senate Representative.


Before becoming a lecturer at UEA, Leticia was the Director of Studies of two language schools for more than 20 years both in Argentina and the UK.  During her time at UEA, she has also worked as a language specialist and teacher trainer at Norwich City College, The English Experience and NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education). Leticia has delivered sessions on intercultural learning in foreign language education and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), as well as being involved in a project from the University of Southampton trialling a new e-learning language tool. She completed a British Council funded international project (2010-2013) for the integration of intercultural education into the language curriculum in the university sector in Uzbekistan. The new curriculum has been officially approved and implemented nationwide across Uzbekistan. Since 2012 she has also completed several projects with universities and colleges in Argentina and Spain involving Spanish and English language students in online intercultural dialogue and citizenship activities. These projects have led to several publications. Her more recent work involved training language teachers and students in intercultural learning and teaching funded by British Council HELinks grants with Argentina.

Teaching interests

Her teaching interests lie in the following areas:

  • EFL/ESOL/Second/Foreign/Modern Language Teaching
  • Intercultural communication/education/citizenship
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Academic writing in English and Spanish
  • Teacher education and training
  • Educational research

Interested in advising and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas relating to second/foreign language pedagogy, intercultural learning and citizenship education


  • Spanish Honours I
  • Language, Culture and Interpersonal Communication
  • Intercultural Communication in Practice 
  • Intercultural Education and Training

PPL Chair of Athena SWAN (2016 - to date)

PPL Study Abroad Lead (2017 - 2020)

Year Abroad Coordinator for Spain and Latin America (2014 - 2018)

Public Lecture series organiser (2009 - 2018)


Academic Background

BA in English Language Teaching; Instituto Superior del Profesorado “Juan XXIII”, Argentina (1993)

MA in Education and Professional Development, University of East Anglia (1999)

PhD in Education, University of East Anglia (2013)

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