Deputy Director of Language Studies
Dr Lage-Otero received his BA in English Language & Literatures in 1992 at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and his MA in Spanish Language & Literature in 1993 at Washington University in St Louis, USA. In 2007, he completed his PhD in Educational Communication and Technology at New York University where he researched how language learners process different types of multimedia annotations while reading literary texts and the corresponding impact on comprehension and writing processes. He continues to explore innovative uses of technology in his research and teaching, from language learning to interactive maps and educational video games.
Dr Lage-Otero’s interests are focused on educational communication and technology, especially in the fields of second language acquisition and cognitive science. He has focused on the mediating role that educational technology plays in how learners access and process information as they build their knowledge base in a foreign language. His research included the interaction of multimedia annotations with learners’ individual differences (e.g. in spatial ability) and their effect on reading and writing in a second language, and an action research study in a Middle School context on the use of educational video games to improve students’ understanding of various social issues (e.g., drug use, gangs, poverty) affecting urban youth in the USA. In his role as language centre director, he has conducted numerous workshops on the integration of technology in the language classroom and has recently contributed a chapter on the role the language centre can play in technology training and professional development to the third edition of the peer-reviewed IALLT Language Learning Center Management Manual.
Lage-Otero, E. (2012). The LLC’s role in technology training and professional development. In A. F. Ross (Ed.), IALLT Language Learning Center Management Manual, 3rd Edition.
Introductory Spanish 1 and 2
An introductory language and culture course that combines a review of key grammar concepts with oral practice and an introduction to literary texts. (e-book Tu Mundo).