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)



International Perspectives on CLIL
Hemmi Chantal, Banegas Dario Luis
EMI materials in online initial English language teacher education
Banegas Darío Luis, Busleimán Graciela Manzur
Language Use in English-Medium Instruction at University International Perspectives on Teacher Practice (2021) (2021)
SPECIAL ISSUE : Comprehensive Sexual Education in ELT
Banegas Dario, Evripidou Dimitris
ELT Journal Vol 75 (2021)
Language-driven CLIL in primary education : an analysis of general English coursebooks in Argentina
Banegas Darío Luis, Tavella Gabriela
International perspectives on CLIL (2021) (2021)
Research on English language teaching and learning in Argentina (2014–2018)
Porto Melina, López-Barrios Mario, Banegas Darío Luis
Language Teaching, pp. 1-33 (2021)
Understanding the impact of teaching systemic functional grammar in initial English language teacher education
Banegas Darío Luis
International Journal of Applied Linguistics (2021)

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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 delivering the following modules:

  •  Term 1: Contemporary issues in language teaching
  •  Term 2: Curriculum development in TESOL (module leader); Knowledge about language (module leader); 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

XII Coloquio Internacional sobre Investigación en Lenguas Extranjeras (CIILE)
Bringing the school curriculum into the EFL curriculum
TESOL Colombia IV
Keynote/plenary speaker
Who's afraid of the words literature review?
The more, the merrier: Plurilingual and translingual approaches in the EFL classroom
III International MOOT on ELT phenomena
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Preparing future teachers for different CLIL models: An in-depth investigation of two cases
Banegas, Dario (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2020 - 29-Jan-2022

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