Laura Alonso Vigo



Limerick, Ireland

I am a language enthusiast: I’ve studied languages in college and on my own, I’ve learnt how to correct, analyse and teach Spanish, and still I aim to keep on learning every day. After finishing my studies English and Spanish languages I chose to take a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics because I knew it would help me understanding the uses and purposes of the languages, as well as how to edit and improve texts, which I really enjoy doing.


  •  Strong organisation and planning skills (time managing, task scheduling, syllabus).
  • Great communication and ability to empathise.
  • Attention to detail
  • Certified DELE Examiner (A2/B1) by the Instituto Cervantes Dublin.
  • Proficient use of Windows OS (including MS Office), Google Suite and iWork.
  • Knowledge of SWI Prolog, ELAN, FreeLing and GT Toolkit.
  • Spanish and Galician languages speaker (mother tongues).
  • English language professional (advanced).


Examiner, State Exams Commission (Limerick, Ireland)

  • July 2019
  • Marking of Junior Certificate exam papers.

Spanish language assistant teacher, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh (Limerick, Ireland)

  • September 2018 – May 2019
  • Helping Junior and Senior cycle students improving their communicative skills in Spanish through oral activities and one-to-one chats.
  • Special attention paid to the Junior and Leaving certificates’ oral exams.

Corrector, DEBExams & Examcraft Groups (Limerick, Ireland)

  • February 2019 – April 2019
  • Correction of mock exams for both Junior and Leaving Certificate.
  • Preparation of reports for school teachers.

Mentor of students with language difficulties, University of A Coruña (Spain)

  • October 2017 – June 2018
  • Assisting foreign students when they found trouble in accomplishing tasks due to language or cultural barriers.

Department of communications, Oxfam Intermón (A Coruña, Spain)

  • February 2018 – June 2018 (MA Applied Linguistics work placement)
  • Adaptation of NGO reports to different types of target readers so the information could be spread around Galicia in the shape of leaflets, advertisements, etc.

Proof-reader, La Opinión de A Coruña (A Coruña, Spain)

  • June 2017 – September 2017 (BA Spanish work placement)
  • Review of journalistic texts prior to their publication. Detection of grammar and spelling mistakes, as well as improvement of the discourse quality .


M.A. Applied Linguistics, professional communication and computer linguistics, University of A Coruña (Spain)

  • 2017 – 2018
  • Focus on specialised languages and lexicography
  • Grade: first class honours (88%)

B.A. Spanish, University of A Coruña (Spain)

  • 2016 – 2018
  • Focus on Spanish as foreign language
  • Dissertation pending (provisional grade: first class honours, 74%)

International Double B.A. English, University of A Coruña (Spain) and University of South Wales (Wales, United Kingdom)

  • 2013 – 2017
  • Focus on Irish literature and sociolinguistics
  • Grade: first class honours (76%)

Organization and management of the Spanish as foreign language lecture, class driving and dynamics, Instituto Cervantes & University of A Coruña course (Spain)

  • Updated 4 years ago