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Current professional activity

Academic background

  • Doctora en Filología (Filología Hispánica).
    Universidad de Alicante. (25/10/1994)
  • Cursos de Doctorado UA
    Centro de Estudios de Doctorado y Posgrado. Universidad de Alicante (01/06/1990)
  • Grado de Licenciada
    Universidad de Alicante. (28/09/1989)
  • Licenciada en Filología Hispánica.
    Universidad de Alicante. (12/05/1988)

Senior lecturer in the General Linguistics area in the Department of Spanish Studies at the University of Alicante (UA), specialising in applied linguistics and Spanish as a foreign language (SFL). Her research focuses on Applied Linguistics to the acquisition and teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language, Spanish as a second language and immigration, assessment of language skills and language program evaluation, academic Spanish as L2 and teacher training.

Founder and current director of the research group in second and foreign languages acquisition at the University of Alicante (ACQUA). Member of the research group in professional and academic Spanish. Both groups belong to the Institute for Modern Applied Languages (IULMA). She has participated in several research projects and has directed 10 doctoral theses. She has won the grant ‘Salvador de Madariaga. Programa de estancias de movilidad de profesores e investigadores senior españoles en centros extranjeros’, University of Oxford (2017-18). 

Besides teaching linguistics and applied linguistics courses in several UA undergraduate degrees, she is also a lecturer in the UA Master's Degree in English and Spanish as a Second Language, where she has directed up to 41 master's final projects. She also takes part in SFL postgraduate courses at other universities.

Director of the journal Estudios de Lingüística. Universidad de Alicante (2009-2011). Vice Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the UA Faculty of Arts (2010-2014). President of the Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language, ASELE (2008-2016). Organiser of the 17th ASELE International Conference 2007 and member of the scientific and organisational committees of other conferences. External examiner of the Spanish Programme at the University of Hong Kong (2015-2018). Academic Representative of the University of Alicante for SICELE (Sistema Internacional de Certificación del Español como Lengua Extranjera) since 2011.

External reviewer for the following academic journals (profile in Publons): Comunicar, Revista Nebrija de Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas, Signos, E-Journall (EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages), Revista de Lingüística y lenguas aplicadas, Pragmalingüística, NAER Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, Revista de investigación lingüística.

She has published several books, numerous research articles and book chapters. Her publications can be consulted on the ACQUA portal and her Researchgate profile.