I am a teacher specialized in foreign language instruction with some working experience in this field. I have a double degree in English and Italian Philology, acquired at USM in 2006 and a Master’s Degree in Teaching English in the Secondary School, obtained at UPNA in 2010. Apart from teaching, currently, I am also focused on the research project: “Measuring Vocabulary Development (Acquisition / Learning) in CLIL programmes in Primary Education in Navarre” under the direction of Professor and Senior Lecturer Ruth Grace Breeze.
I taught English in secondary education ( English as a foreign language, CLIL: History and Geography in English in 3rd and 4th of ESO), in primary education, I prepared students for Cambridge Exams at different levels (4th pf primary (FLYERS) to 4of ESO Cambridge levels: FCE, KET, PET, FIRST and ADVANCED and worked quite a lot with university students. I prepared UPNA students for the B1 level exam (Examen de capacitación linguistics, nivel B1, en inglés) . Currently I teach at the Public University of Navarra “English for Human Resources” at the Faculty of Law, English and Didactics at the Faculty of Human and Social Science.
Apart from that a number of courses such as: the course of Italian language and culture at the University of Perugia, Italy, (2006) the English Course for non native teachers at the International House, in Dublin, (2012), the Content and Language Integrated Learning TKT CLIL Course and Certificate by Cambridge (2018) and others made an important contribution to broadening my horizons in the field of teaching.
I speak fluently English (C2) , Spanish and Italian (C1 level), also French (A2) and German at lower levels.
In my teaching experience outstanding collaborations with UPNA, Centro Superior de Idiomas, UNAV (Institute of Modern Languages), Cambridge Assessment, ESIC as an English teacher and Cambridge Exams professional along the past ten years helped me to learn, improve and grow professionally.
2020 - Associate Professor at the Public University of Navarra, Faculty of Human and Social Science, The English Department in collaboration with the senior lecturer and PHD Maria Camino Bueno Alastuey
2018 - 2020 - Centro Superior de Idiomas, Public University of Navarra, Campus: Tudela. English teacher.
2017 - 2018 - English and Italian teacher at Universidad de Navarra, Institute of Modern Languages
2015 - 2017 - Secondary Education English Teacher (at Miravalles School).
2014 - Present - Cambridge Assessment Professional/ Collaborator
2012 - 2014 - English Teacher at ESIC Idiomas, Business and Marketing School, Pamplona.
2011 - 2012 - The Public University of Navarra, Pamplona. El Centro de Idiomas. English Teacher in collaboration with Nekane Oroz – Director of the Language Institute of the University of Navarra and Senior Lecturer at the English Department of the Public University of Navarre.
2011 - University of Navarra, Pamplona. The Modern Languages Institute/ Centro de Idiomas de la Universidad de Navarra. English Teacher in collaboration with the Senior Lecturer Ruth Grace Breeze.
2010 - 2011 - Centro de Recursos Educativos Especiales de Navarra (in collaboration with the Association ADANO – Asociación de Ayuda a Niños Oncologicos), English Teacher for students with special needs (affected by oncological diseases).
2006 - 2010 - Translator in the NGO “Amici dei Bambini” (Headquarters in Milan, Italy), where I worked on the project “Verso una famiglia” directed by Giuseppe Nettis and Lorenzo Marifisi.
Studies and degrees
2006 - Graduated from USM - the Faculty of Modern Languages - English and Italian philology
2006 - Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy - studies in Italian language and culture
2010 - The Public University of Navarra, Spain - Master’s Degree in Secondary Education (teaching English to secondary school students)
2020 - PHD STUDENT, line of investigation : Intercultural studies; Research topic: "Measuring primary students' vocabulary growth in CLIL/ bilingual programmes in Navarre" under the direction of Ruth Breeze.
RECENT COURSES and other TRAININGS
1. UNAV & Instituto Cervantes - Spanish - C1 level, 2011
2. Cambridge University - Cambridge exams - English C1 level - 2010
3. UPNA - C2 level English course & CPE exam preparation
4. Cambridge exams - C2 level English (CPE), 2018
5. UNAV - TKT CLIL module course and exam ( TKT CLIL Cambridge certificate), 2018
6. International House Dublin, Teacher Training Methodology Course (25 hours’ tuition per week)
7. University of Navarre, Modern Language Institute, Training for Language Teachers , Topic: “Exploring beliefs and practices in teaching L2 grammar” Trainer: Professor Simon Borg,University of Leads; UK, 2011
8. UPNA - CSI - PROPELL workshop for the TOEFL iBT Test –February 2013
9. International House, Dublin, Ireland: “Teacher Methodology Course “, 2012
LINES OF INVESTIGATION
A. Intercultural studies (Area: Arts and Humanities) - Research Topic: Measuring Vocabulary Development ( Acquisition and/ or Learning) in Primary Education under the direction of the senior lecturer Ma.Camino Bueno Alastuey and Izaskun Villarreal Olaizola.