Projects per year
Double Honours Degree in Philosophy and Education. University of Navarra,
MA in Higher Education Practice, UEA, Norwich
PGCE University of Valladolid, Spain
Certificate in Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults, International House, San Sebastián, Spain
Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française, Alliance Française
Access Course of Art and Design, City College, Norwich
Marián Arribas-Tomé holds an Excellence in Teaching Award and a University Teaching Fellowship. She is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Executive Team and the Steering Group of the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML). As a trustee of Original Projects she is involved in creating social impact and driving social transformation through the arts and in collaboration through partnerships.
Before UEA, Marián worked at six UK universities (University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University in Scotland, and Metropolitan, City and UCL in London). Se also has previous experience of teaching English, French, literature and ethics to children in primary and secondary education in Spain.
She worked as a translator and interpreter for institutions such as the European Commission, or projects like the “Forensic geographical provenance and identification of human remains from the Spanish Civil War”.
Sh is developing teaching materials that help her teach in an interdisciplinary way addressing current societal issues. Language, art, culture and politics are at the centre of her teaching activity. The invitation by the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts to organize two workshops for the World Art Forum in November 2008 got her started with public engagement. Something that she continues doing since through the media and by giving or organising public and taster lectures.
She has combined her studies and formal employment whenever possible with voluntary work for organizations and groups such as UAS (Universitarios por la Ayuda Social), Amnesty International, CAFOD and the Missionaries of Charity.
She is one of the trustees of Original Projects, a charity that facilitates and develops art projects in Great Yarmouth and the surounding area.
Key Research Interests
Key Research Interests
I am prioritizing work connected to the sustainable develpoment goals. I am also interested in collaborative virtual working environments and, as one of HUM's Digital Champions, I very much support collaborative online international learning projects (COIL).
I am also interested in:
Very much any aspect of language teaching
Art and Language
Global citizenship and nationalisms
Interculturality and conflict resolution
Arribas-Tomé, M. (2022). Educación sostenible: respondiendo a la diversidad dentro y fuera del aula de español. En C. Soler Montes, R. Díaz-Bravo y V. Colomer i Domínguez (Eds), Avances investigadores y pedagógicos sobre la enseñanza del español: aportes desde el contexto universitario británico (pp. 129-153). Research- publishing.net https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2022.58.1403
Arribas-Tomé, M. (2009). Report on the conference “Teaching poetry in modern languages degree programmes” for the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, University of Southampton
Arribas-Tomé, M. and Kirjavainen, H. (2007). "“I want to say the nude”: The Philosophical Contribution of Cubism", vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 45-73. https://doi.org/10.1515/SATS.2007.45
Arribas-Tomé, M. (2004-2006). Translation (Spanish into English) for the “Annotated Compendium including a comparative analysis of the Community consumer acquis”, directed by Professors R. Schulze and H. Schulte-Nolke, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
Digital Champion, module organiser for Spanish modules, Translation Theory and Practice, Language and Politics, Cultural Extremes: Nationalism and Terrorism in Spain and the Student Language Ambassador module
Research Group or Lab Membership
- Member of the International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication.
- Member of the International Peace Research Association
- British Centre for Literary Translation
- Language in Education
Spanish language at any level
Contemporary culture of the Spanish-speaking world
Cultural Extremes: Nationalism and Terrorism in Spain
Translation Theory and Practice
Spanish Post-A level
Language and Politics
Issues and Controversies in Contemporary Spain
Introduction to Language and Communication Studies
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
External examiner of Spanish at King's College London
Member of the Executive Team and Steering Group at UCML
Trustee of Original Projects
External Examiner (Spanish Degree Language Programmes) at Birmingham University (2014-2015)
- Language & Communication
- Political rhetoric
Arribas-Tomé, M., 17 Jan 2023, Lingua Bytes.
Research output: Other contribution
Arribas-Tomé, M., 15 Aug 2022, Avances investigadores y pedagógicos sobre la enseñanza del español: aportes desde el contexto universitario británico. Soler Montes, C., Díaz-Bravo, R. & Colomer i Domínguez, V. (eds.). Research-publishing.net, p. 129-153 Translated title of the contribution: Sustainable Education: Responding to Diversity Inside and Outside the Spanish Classroom
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Downloads (Pure)
Arribas-Tomé, M. & Kirjavainen, H., May 2007, In: SATS - Northern European Journal of Philosophy. 8, 1, p. 45-73
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
Marián Arribas-Tomé (Speaker)9 May 2022 → 13 May 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop or seminar
Marián Arribas-Tomé (Speaker)2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Internal CPD provision or delivery of course
UEA International Forum: Teaching for the future. A collaborative approach to content knowledge development (virtual exchange and COIL)
Marián Arribas-Tomé (Presenter)2022
Activity: Other activity types › Other
Marián Arribas-Tomé (Speaker)2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Invited talk