Dr Roser Martinez-Sanchez

Dr Roser Martinez-Sanchez

Co-ordinating Language Teacher (Spanish)

Language Centre

Room No
English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Spanish Language Teaching

About me

With a background degree in Classical Languages-Latin, an MA in Spanish Teacher Training, an MA in Lexicography, and a European PhD in Applied Discourse Analysis (2015), I worked as Spanish Lecturer in Discourse Analysis teaching undergraduate students at UPF (Universidad Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Translation and Interpretation) in Barcelona for many years. I also taught many courses and workshops in Methodology and Pedagogical Grammar for Spanish teachers in higher education in Spain (ESADE, University of Barcelona, University of Salamanca, amongst others).

Upon my arrival in London, I worked at the King’s College London MLC teaching undergraduate subjects such as Linguistics, Power of Language and Spanish for Medics. I joined LSE in 2007 and I currently teach Spanish Language and Society undergraduate degree options as well as non-degree courses. I was part of the Spanish in Motion/LSE Language Centre project alongside Lourdes Hernández and Rafael Peñas.

I have published several books (e.g. “Conectando texto: guía para el uso efectivo de elementos conectores en castellano” – Linking text: a guide to effectively use linking words in Spanish - and numerous articles on (academic) writing, hedging and linking words (e.g. Reformulation discourse markers in Spanish, Archiletras, 2020).

My interest in pastoral care has finally led me to train in different therapeutic approaches in Psychology since 2016 to support students’ motivation and enhance their learning, performance, and confidence.    

Expertise Details

Discourse Analysis; Metalinguistics Awareness and Pragmatics; Pedagogical Grammar; Group Dynamics and Improvisation

About the Language Centre

LSE is a centre for the study of the social sciences and this is reflected in its Language Centre.

Our courses focus on language and society, encouraging you to learn how to use language in the contexts you would like to live, study and work in. We teach people to speak languages, but also teach about language (socio-linguistics and intercultural communication) and offer a range of courses on literature and society. 

We offer English for Academic Purposes programmes, BSc programmes a range of undergraduate degree courses that can be taken as part of a degree and a range of language options that can be taken outside of a degree programme. All programmes and courses relate language study and support to the fields of interest of social science students.