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)



Creative writing for publication : an action research study of motivation, engagement, and language development in Argentinian secondary schools
Banegas Darío Luis, Lowe Robert J
Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching Vol 11, pp. 401-422 (2021)
Initial English language teacher education : the effects of a module on teacher research
Banegas Darío Luis, Consoli Sal
Cambridge Journal of Education Vol 51, pp. 491-507 (2021)
Funds of professional identity in language teacher education : a longitudinal study on student-teachers
Banegas Darío Luis, Pinner Richard S, Larrondo Ignacio Daniel
TESOL Quarterly (2021)
Research on English language teaching and learning in Argentina (2014–2018)
Porto Melina, López-Barrios Mario, Banegas Darío Luis
Language Teaching Vol 54, pp. 355-387 (2021)
International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT
Banegas Darío Luis, Beacon Griselda, Perez Berbain Mercedes
International Perspectives on English Language Teaching International Perspectives on English Language Teaching (2021)
Critical language teacher education : a duoethnography of teacher educators' identities and agency
Banegas Darío Luis, Gerlach David
System Vol 98 (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

BAAL 2021 Conference
Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (Journal)
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?

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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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