Ricardo F. Michue-Bendezu

Ricardo F. Michue-Bendezu


Primary and GCSE studies done in Lima, Perú.

A levels, a  degree in Psychology and an Teaching training course done in Barcelona, Spain.

Certificate for Education done in the School of Education at the University of Leeds.

I started at Instituto Cervantes in Manila, Philippines in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Then in 1995 I moved to Leeds, UK and started to work at Instituto Cervantes in Leeds and in evening colleges teaching Spanish for leisure. In 1996 I started to work for the Language Centre at Leeds university.





  • Design, teach and assess spanish LfAll modules
  • Modules for Spanish following closely the CEFR
  • Modules from A1 to B2/C1 levels 20 & 10 credits

Research interests

How do we learn and remember, and what factors can influence our learning? How apply the various theories that help us understand cognitive and social development. 

I started investigating the effect of peer feedback in opposition of tutor feedback with preliminary results that confirmed studies done that is more beneficial the first one (peer feedack) for learning.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Student education

All language modules I teach for Spanish at the Language center follow closely the mapping of learning outcomes onto the CEFR. Teaching in this context, which covered most of CEFR levels for Spanish (A1 to B2/C1) was very progressively intensive (from 8 hours at the beginning to currently 16 hours contact hours teaching).

I use digital text books and create support materials in accordance with the framework, and I created formative and summative assessments tests in line with its milestones.

Near the End of Year meeting in June not only start to create new or update materials for the modules I teach also attend on line and in site formative conferences and workshops to look for a professional network for project that contribute to enhance the teaching and learning success.