Tita Beaven

 Tita Beaven

Surname - Beaven

First name - Tita

Address for correspondence - E-mail

Nationality - British


Affiliation with educational networks/associations

  • Member of IALIC
  • UK delegate of ASELE, the Spanish Association of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (since 2000).

Work information


Occupation or position currently held

Associate Head of Department,Department of Languages. Lecturer in Spanish

Main activities and responsibilitie

Management team in the Department, and work on Spanish courses

Name of employer

The Open University

Country of employment


Education and training

Relevant qualifications or training

  • MA in History of art and Critical Theory, University of Sussex, 1990,
  • BA in History of Art and Italian, University of Sussex, UK, 1989

Languages of communication


Mother tongue




Other languages

French, Italian


Project experience

Project to develop a Moodle-based electronic European language Portfolio, 2006- ongoing, funded by the Vice-Chancellor's Office, Teaching and Leanring, The Open University


Expertise in the topic of the proposed project


Practice in the field 


Other relevant experience

Over 15 years of experience in language teaching, mostly in the area of Open and Distance education. 10 years of experience in the development of multimedia, blended language courses for the Open University. Substantial experience in using Moodle for language teaching and learning.

Experience in training teaching staff in the delivery of online courses at the Open University.

Research in the area of technology and language learning and teaching, including the use of online collaborative tools. Reseach in the area of intercultural competence, and experience of working and managing intercultural teams



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