Degree in English Philology - Universitat de Barcelona (1998-2002)
PhD in Applied Linguistics - Universitat de Barcelona (2010). Language Aptitude in Young Learners: The Modern
Language Aptitude Test in Spanish and Catalan. Excellent with Honors. Advisor: Dr Carmen Muñoz.
PhD Winner of the Premio Jóvenes Investigadores de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada.
M.A. in Higher Education Teaching for Novel Teachers (2009 – 2011). - Masters project.
Work and research experience
I started working at the Universitat de Barcelona as a pre-doctoral research assistant supervised by Dr Carmen Muñoz (2003 - 2006). Since 2006, I have been a lecturer at the Language and Literature Didactics of the Faculty of Education of the Universitat de Barcelona, where I have taught several English language and teaching methodology courses. I also teach a subject in English in the Media Studies degree of the Faculty of Librarianship and Documentation. I am also a certified trainer in the use of the Moodle Virtual Campus. I have taught several Moodle courses organized by the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE) and of the LifeLong Learning Institute of the Universitat de Barcelona. In these institutions I have also worked as a teacher trainer of higher education teachers.
Interested in aptitude, I validated the MLAT-EC and contributed to the validation of the MLAT-ES, tests that measure the language learning aptitude of young learners (aged 8-13). I have continued working on aptitude in the GRAL projects, directed by Dr Carmen Muñoz, using both the MLAT-EC and the LLAMA tests.
I have also collaborated with the DRE_DIX and RealTIC groups, both of which directed by Dr Joan-Tomàs Pujolà, delving in the study of discourse analysis in electronic environments and in gamification, respectively.
I was also a member of the EMP-L Portfolio project, investigating the links between language and music learning in primary education.
At present I also collaborate in the project titled "La formación de la conciencia figurativa en la etapa de Educación Primaria: El humor y la fraseología", directed by Dr Larissa Timofeeva (Universitat d'Alacant).
Regarding teaching innovation, I am a member of the DIDAL group, working for long on the ECAL (Espai Comú per a l'Aprenentatge de Llengües) project, revolving around the use of e-portfolios, reflective learning and the meaningful use of ICT tools. I have also participated in the UB Moodle try-outs at since 2007.
Actively involved in the Faculty of Education happenings, I have been a member of the Faculty of Education Board since 2012, I also coordinate the English Language subjects of the Degrees in Early Years and Primary School Education and run the Didacticae. Journal of Research in Specific Didactics since 2016.
Full institutional CV ANECA Format - August, 31, 2018.