Paola Andrea PALMA ROJAS

Instructor II - Spanish (Modern Languages)

Paola Palma


DMLL Room, Ground Floor, Centre for Language Learning (CLL)
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 84047


  • MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Spain)
  • Dip. in Projects in Pedagogical Applications, Universidad de Ibagué (Colombia)
  • BA in Teaching Modern Languages (English and Spanish), Universidad del Tolima (Colombia)


Research Interests


  • Foreign/Second Language Teaching and Learning

  • Online Language Teaching and Learning

  • Adult Learners

  • Development of Language Skills



Castillo, C. A., Roberts, N., Rojas, P. A., & Sánchez, S. M. (2016). Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in a Reading Comprehension and Writing Online Module: A Higher Education Analysis. IJEE International Journal of Educational Excellence, 2(1), 81-100. doi:10.18562/ijee.2015.0015

Conference Presentations


“If there is an optimal age to learn a Second Language, will adult learners be successful?”. Second Conference on Foreign Language Research, Understanding Learning and Teaching Practices. Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué (Tolima), Colombia, 6 -7 June 2013.


Arrieta Castillo, Carolina, Suly Corredor Sánchez, Paola Palma Rojas and Nicole Roberts. “Exploring Foreign Language (Spanish) teaching best practice in online delivery of the Reading Comprehension and Writing module at the UWI, St. Augustine”. The UWI Regional Conference on Institutionalizing Best Practice on Higher Education. The UWI, St. Augustine, 24 - 26 June 2015.


Current Courses