Pol Masdeu Canellas

School of Languages and Cultures

Catalan & Spanish Language Instructor

SLC Pol Masdeu
p.masdeu@sheffield.ac.uk

Full contact details

Pol Masdeu Canellas
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

Pol Masdeu Cañellas is the Catalan instructor at the SLC since September 2019. He is a member of Xarxa Llull, the university network of Catalan studies abroad, funded by Institut Ramon Llull. Pol holds a Master’s Degree in Catalan/Spanish Language Teaching (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). For his Master's dissertation, his research project focused on the benefits of collaborative writing through Google Drive for students as well as for teachers, who can observe the learning process of their students. He also has a Master’s in Communication Management (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Previously, he studied a BA in Journalism (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, with a semester abroad at UCLA, Los Angeles), with a Political Science minor.

He is interested in how mass media, social media and cultural pieces can help students learn a foreign language. In his classes, he mixes historical and cultural content (including literature, music and cinema) with linguistic knowledge for a better immersion in the Catalan language. He is also currently teaching Spanish language in the Hispanic Studies of the SLC.

Teaching activities

He is the Module Leader of the Catalan language modules:

  • MDL1000 - Catalan Language (Beginners)
  • MDL2000 - Catalan Language (Intermediate)
  • HSS390 - Catalan Advanced.

He is also teaching the following Spanish language modules:

  • MDL1008 - Spanish Language (Beginners)
  • HSS330 - Advanced Spanish Language
Publications

Masdeu, P i Vilà, M. Ens posem a la pell dels modernistes. Articles: de didàctica de la Llengua i de la Literatura (83), 77-79. https://cat.grao.com/ca/producte/en-context-ens-posem-a-la-pell-dels-modernistes-ar08397957 

Masdeu, P i Vilà, M. Nos ponemos en la piel de los modernistas. Textos: de didáctica de la Lengua y de la Literatura (86), 75-77.