Alejandro Palomares Ortiz

Alejandro Palomares Ortiz

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Personal profile


Currently I am a lecturer in Spanish at King's College London (MLC), where I teach several modules of Spanish as a foreign language at all levels. 

Previously, I have worked as a lecturer in Translation in the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and as a Spanish teacher in Vrije Universiteit Brussels and in University of Roehampton (London)

Research interests

Linguistics, Pragmatics and Semantics, Spanish L2 Acquisition, Translation

Research projects

Current projects:

The Semantics and Pragmatics of Swearing and Swearwords (PhD thesis)

Published works:

Vande Casteele, A., & Palomares Ortiz, A. (2020). An exploratory study on pro-drop in a written description task in L2 Spanish, International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching. (

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, MA, Vrije Universiteit Brussels


Translation and Interpreting (English- French), BA (Hons), Universidad Complutense de Madrid


External positions

Spanish teacher, King's College London


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Taboo
  • Swearing
  • Swearwords
  • Spanish L2
  • Spanish
  • Translation
  • Spanish teaching
  • L2 Acquisition