Dr Lorena Salud Gadella Kamstra

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Language and Linguistics
Language Teacher
Department of Language and Linguistics
 Dr Lorena Salud Gadella Kamstra


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  • Languages for All
  • My research
  • Initial Teaching Practice
  • TEFL Modules


I work for Languages for All teaching Spanish Beginners One to undergraduates and postgraduates with an interest in learning a language. My research aims to understand EFL teachers (de)motivation in Spain. This academic year 2019/2020, I have delivered sessions for LG665. I have also supervised students teaching English clases for LG666. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about these modules or other TEFL Modules.


  • Degree in English Studies (Grado en Estudios Ingleses) Universidad de La Laguna, Spain (2013)

  • Master's Degree in Teacher Training in Compulsory Education, High School Education, Professional Education and Language Teaching in the Area of Foreign Languages I Universidad de La Laguna, Spain (2014)

  • PhD in English Language Teaching University of Essex (2020)

Research and professional activities


Analysis of EFL Teachers' (De)Motivation and Awareness in Spain

This thesis investigates in-service EFL teachers’ (de)motivation in secondary state schools in Spain. In this qualitative study, in-depth online and face-to-face semi-structured interviews with interview prompts — an innovative data collection instrument — recurrent classroom observations and field notes were used. Data analysis uncovered several motivators, demotivators and possible solutions to teacher demotivation suggested by 23 EFL teachers.

Supervisor: Dr Christina Gkonou

Research interests

English Language Teaching

My research interests are: Applied Linguistics, L2 learning and teaching, Motivation, Language Teacher Motivation.



Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.