Dr Dario Banegas



Personal statement

My name is Darío Luis Banegas and I am a Lecturer in TESOL with the School of Education, University of Strathclyde. My teaching experience with young learners and (future) teachers comes from Argentina. In Argentina, I worked as a primary and secondary English-as-a-foreign-language teacher, teacher educator in BA and MA programmes, and as a curriculum developer with the Ministerio de Educación del Chubut. 

I am a visiting lecturer at universities in South America (Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador) and Europe (Spain and the UK) particularly in the areas of CLIL (Content and language integrated learning), language curriculum development, and educational action research. 

My main areas of expertise and interest include: CLIL, teaching young learners, initial English language teacher education, and professional development through action research. 


  • PhD in Applied Linguistics (University of Warwick, 2013)
  • MA in English Language Teaching (University of Warwick, 2009)
  • Licenciado en Inglés (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, 2007)
  • Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (ISP Sedes Sapientiae, 2000)



Can engaging L2 teachers as material designers contribute to their professional development? Findings from Colombia
Banegas Darío Luis, Corrales Kathleen, Poole Paige
System Vol 91 (2020)
CLIL and comprehensive sexual education : a case of innovation from Argentina
Banegas Darío Luis, Lauze Cristina
Profile: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development Vol 22, pp. 199-209 (2020)
Content and language integrated learning in Latin America 2008-2018 : ten years of research and practice
Banegas Dario Luis, Poole Paige Michael, Corrales Kathleen A
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching Vol 10, pp. 283-305 (2020)
Content and language integrated learning : a duoethnographic study about CLIL pre-service teacher education in Argentina and Spain
Banegas Darío Luis, del Pozo Beamud Marta
RELC Journal (2020)
Can writing for publication improve student-teachers' English (L2) language proficiency?
Banegas Dario Luis, Loutayf Maria Soledad, Company Susana, Alemán María José, Roberts Grisel
Journal of Education for Teaching Vol 46, pp. 411-413 (2020)
Teacher professional development in language-driven CLIL : a case study
Banegas Dario Luis
Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning Vol 12, pp. 242-264 (2020)

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I am passionate about teaching modules and courses related to CLIL, ELT methods and approaches, action research in language education, and linguistics for language education. 

I am involved in the following modules in the MSc TESOL and Intercultural Communication programme:

  •  Term 1: Language teaching in a multilingual world.
  •  Term 2: Contemporary issues in language teaching; Developing language and communicative skills; & Practitioner enquiry for professional learning. 

Research interests

My current research interests include: the role of linguistics (and its branches) in teachers' professional knowledge, practices, and identity; CLIL in Latin America; curriculum development for English language teacher education; diversity in English language teaching; and approaches for continuing professional development in language education. 

Professional activities

Action Research from an Ecological Perspective: Aims, Instruments, Analysis and Impact
Decentring English Language Teaching
Pensar para construir: Ciudadania critica, lenguas y culturas
TESOL Quarterly (Journal)
Peer reviewer
System (Journal)
Peer reviewer
TESOL Journal (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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