Dr Carmen Ortiz-Granero

Academic Skills Advisor

Learning and Teaching
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Dr Carmen Ortiz is an experienced Academic English and Academic Skills teacher, who is passionate about providing students with the appropriate tools to reach their potential and succeed academically. She has taught students from a wide range of backgrounds and levels, including Foundation Programme, undergraduate, master’s and PhD students.

Carmen holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin. Her doctoral research investigated the language-related challenges experienced by international students in Irish universities and how in-sessional support can help overcome those. She also holds a BA (Hons) in English Studies from Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and a MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Queen’s University Belfast.

Carmen works with students on a one-to-one basis to deliver tailored in-course sessions and academic skills workshops. Areas taught include academic writing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, structure, cohesion and coherence, criticality, academic presentations, assignment planning, and English as a second language, among others.

Research interests: 

  • Student adjustment,
  • language teaching and learning,
  • teaching methodologies,
  • language policy, and
  • internationalisation in higher education. 


  • Buck, E., Vieira Braga, P, and Ortiz Granero, C. (2023) ‘Effective assessment in a block pedagogy: understanding the impact of summative assessment type on student achievement’, Journal of Block and Intensive Learning and Teaching (J-BILT), 1(1), pp.6-16. Available at: https://www.ibilta.org/_files/ugd/4d5f99_cee8a11f802145058838411dbbcd1095.pdf
  • Ortiz Granero, C. M. (2021). International student adjustment in Irish universities: Language-related challenges and the role of EAP [Doctoral thesis, Trinity College Dublin]. Trinity’s Access to Research Archive. http://hdl.handle.net/2262/96612 
  • Ortiz Granero, C. M. (2020). The Internationalisation of Higher Education in Ireland and its Impact on Language Policy: A Qualitative Document Analysis, Teanga 27, pp.147-173. https://doi.org/10.35903/teanga.v27i.216 
  • Ortiz Granero, C. M. (2016). Bilingual Programmes in Rural Areas of Castilla-La Mancha. Paper presented at IRAAL 2016, Dublin.