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drs. A.R.O. Comadina Granson

Head of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)
drs. A.R.O. Comadina Granson
+31 50 36 38982 (secretary's office: +31 50 3635802)

A fully qualified, adaptable, inspiring and resourceful English and Spanish language instructor with extensive experience in designing blended-learning courses, organising learner-centred, multi-level group work for Higher Education and creating intercultural awareness among participants.

Delivered papers and presentations at a wide variety of symposia and conferences on blended learning, bilingualism, learner autonomy scaffolding digital surround and teaching in an intercultural classroom.

Excellent communication and organization skills. Open participatory attitude rooted in strong multicultural values. Capable of self-reflection and experimenting with new ideas to create vision and dedication.

Employment History

2007 – present            Head of Foreign Modern Languages (MFL)

University of Groningen Language Centre, the Netherlands

  • Designing and implementing policy for the MFL section
  • Managing and coordinating staff and their work within the MFL section
  • Supporting training development and curriculum overhaul
  • Writing teachers’ material and guidelines for the use of material
  • Holding career development interviews with staff members
  • Supervising and coaching less experienced colleagues as well as new on-call trainers
  • Organising and supervising CEFR standardization sessions
  • Supervising students in their work placement to enhance their familiarity with the world of work

 1995 – present             Senior Lecturer in English and Spanish

University of Groningen Language Centre, the Netherlands

  • Teaching in faculty English language programmes for staff and students
  • Managing the process of renewal and implementation of new requisites to the English and Spanish language programmes
  • Creating and maintaining Nestor (Blackboard) course sites so as to integrate computer-assisted language learning and task-based activities into the language programmes
  • Specifying the course objectives while keeping up to date on relevant national and international developments in the field of education, selecting relevant literature and teaching methods and formulating teaching material and assignments
  • Testing academic achievement using self-designed both summative and formative assessment methods
  • Organising pre- and post-course team meetings to either prepare teachers for the course or evaluate semester with teachers

1991 – 2003                English and Spanish Trainer

Dagnall Language Institute, Assen, the Netherlands

  • Designing and delivering programme and teaching materials for international business and commerce participants
Last modified:19 February 2014 1.47 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Language Centre

Job title:
Head of MFL
Working hours:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm - Office hours: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm by appointment
+31 50 36 38982 (secretary's office: +31 50 3635802)