October 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2022

Plenary session




16:30-17:30     Keynote Speaker

Do is an international expert in the field of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) having spent her career as a language teacher (French, Russian and English) in a wide range of schools in the UK and France, and as an academic, working and researching ways of improving pupils’ experiences in classrooms where other languages are used as a means of learning. As an early pioneer of the CLIL movement in Europe, working with bilingual teachers, she developed the CLIL 4Cs framework and the Language Triptych which has now been adopted and adapted globally to guide and plan pedagogical approaches to bilingual learning and CLIL classrooms. Do has gained worldwide recognition for its drive to give teachers and their students confidence in developing conditions for deeper learning and, especially, to ensure that learning is spatially designed, cognitively challenging – built on linguistic progression – and interculturally connected. At the University of Aberdeen (2008-2017), where she held the 6th Century Chair in Innovation in Learning and was Dean of the Faculty of Education and Music (2012-2016), her work as a founding member of the Graz Group involved a transnational, ECML-funded research team. Currently, the Graz Group is developing a PluriLiteracies approach to Teaching for Deeper Learning (PTDL) and is constantly exploring ways to achieve sustainable deeper learning across languages and contexts. Throughout her career, Do has also focused on “shared learning” and technology-enabled spaces that allow all learners to connect with other places of learning, from the most local to the most global. She was co-director of the Visual Learning Lab (University of Nottingham) and led a team that created the Technology Enabled Professional Learning (TePL) network in Aberdeen. She is very interested in the development of spatial awareness in trainee teachers and the need to demonstrate how space (inside, outside and across physical boundaries) influences pupils’ achievement, attainment and feelings of self-worth. Her current position at the University of Edinburgh (2017-) as a lecturer in language education and classroom pedagogy refocuses on educational linguistics, language education and technology-assisted shared learning, which is where her heart lies. Working in a collaborative team across all Scottish universities, which successfully developed the National Framework for Languages (ITE), Do’s work focuses on developing MHSES Language Education and pedagogical approaches to support bilingual education in different forms while promoting pluriliteracies skills for all learners. She also aspires to develop the network and a distinctive research profile for the Shared Learning Spaces Lab in order to encourage more teachers to rethink the “space” for shared learning and its impact on their students. She is currently Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at Moray House. Her work is based on a very simple principle: educators, practitioners and learners are experts; it is researchers who must “own” their practices, be digitally connected and collaboratively build shared learning spaces (SLEs) to achieve the optimal conditions for deep learning. Above all, he believes that language is our greatest learning (and teaching) tool.




12:00-13:00     Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1: Bilingual teaching: evaluation and research.

Dr. María Luisa Pérez Cañado is Full Professor at the Department of English Philology of the University of Jaén, Spain, where she is also Rector’s Delegate for European Universities and Language Policy. Her research interests are in Applied Linguistics, bilingual education, and new technologies in language teaching. Her work has appeared in over 120 scholarly journals and edited volumes published by Elsevier, Peter Lang, Cambridge University Press, Multilingual Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Routledge, DeGruyter, or Springer, among others. She is also author or editor of 15 books on the interface of second language acquisition and second language teaching, and editor or member of the editorial board of 18 international journals. María Luisa has given more than 150 lectures and talks in Belgium, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, England, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, China, The United States, and all over Spain. She is currently coordinating the first intercollegiate MA degree on bilingual education and CLIL in Spain, as well as four European, national, and regional projects on attention to diversity in CLIL. She has also been granted the Ben Massey Award for the quality of her scholarly contributions regarding issues that make a difference in higher education.
Degree in English Philology from the University of Granada and PhD from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of education, she has developed her professional career at all educational levels, from Early Childhood Education to University Education, both in Spain and in the United Kingdom. He is a Research Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid where he teaches in the area of L2 didactics and CLIL methodology in the Infant and Primary Education degrees, as well as in the Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. She directs the Master’s Degree in Bilingual Teaching in Primary Schools and English Language Immersion. She has actively participated in the methodological training of teachers of bilingual schools in the Community of Madrid giving courses on CLIL/CLIL and collaborates with the CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia in the Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education in English and Spanish. She has given lectures in Spain and the United States and her area of research focuses on the field of bilingual education and CLIL methodology. She is Vice-President of the Association for Bilingual Education and co-editor of the American journal NABE Journal of Research and Practice.


15:30-16:30     Plenary Session


Graduate in English Philology from the University of Murcia. Doctor en Filología Inglesa y Germanística por la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • Career civil servant of the Secondary Education Teachers Corps since 1990.
  • Career civil servant of the body of Teachers of Official Language Schools since 1992.
  • English teacher, head of Studies and director of the Official Language School of Murcia (1992-2005).
  • Associate Professor at the University of Murcia.
  • Author of several articles, books and speaker at various centers and universities.
  • Since 2005 he has been part of the Department of Education where he has been head of the Planning Service, deputy director general of centers, head of the Educational Programs Service, deputy director general of Educational Innovation and Attention to Diversity, deputy director general of Infrastructures and Educational Promotion and is currently Director General of Vocational Training and Innovation.
Degree in French Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid and Professor of French since 1981. He has been Counselor of Education at the Spanish Embassy in London, Director of the Regional Center for Innovation and Training “Las Acacias”, Director General for the Improvement of the Quality of Education at the Ministry of Education of the Community of Madrid, Director General of Evaluation and Territorial Cooperation at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and Counselor of Education at the Spanish Embassy in Washington. In the Community of Madrid, he has been responsible for the development of bilingual education in primary education, the design and implementation of bilingual education in secondary education, the management of the conversation assistant program, teacher training and the development of specific training for the bilingual program. He directed the 2016 EICE Congress and is Director of the CIEB International Congresses on Bilingual Education. He is the author of several publications and has given a large number of papers and conferences. He is currently President of the Asociación Enseñanza Bilingüe and Vice President of Profesionales por la Educación Internacional.


13:00-14:00    Plenary Session


She is head of studies at the Language Service of the University of Murcia, where she has taught Spanish and literature for foreigners since 2004. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Nebrija University and a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Murcia. She has worked as a Spanish teacher in different institutions in Spain and other countries. She is the author of ELE teaching materials. She directs teacher training activities and has been a speaker in different courses, giving seminars on Grammar and Evaluation. She has participated in the writing of EOI certification tests and has been a member of the DELE examining board since 1991. She is a member of the Accreditation Commission and of the Executive Committee of ACLES, an association she has chaired since September 2021.
PhD in Philology from the Universitat Politècnica de València. Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration of the Universitat Politècnica de València. Director of the Department of Applied Linguistics (1998- 2005). Director of the Language Center of the UPV since its creation in November 2005 until May 2021. As Director, she has coordinated the design and implementation of foreign language training courses for all members of the university community, following the requirements of the CEFR, promoting the widespread use of CEFR levels and descriptors at the UPV. From July 2003 to September 2021 she has been President of ACLES, (Spanish Association of Higher Education Language Centers). Where she has contributed to the publication of the ACLES Examination Accreditation Model, in January 2011, which has become a national and international reference. Member of the Coordinating Committee of CercleS (European Confederation of Language Centers in Higher Education) from where she works for the mutual recognition of European Language Proficiency Certifications. Research areas: Assessment of English as a Second Language, Development of automatic assessment tools; Language Proficiency Certification: development, creation and validation of items, Linguistic neurostimulation. Member of the English Linguistic Committee of CRUE. Member of the Coordinating Committee of CercleS. Publications: PhD publication Multimedia Technology in EFL: Classifying CALL materials (2004), Oral English for Exchange students (2006), Teaching resources Oral English (2006). “The use of the mother tongue in the development of placement tests” (2010), A comprehensive placement tool for language centres (2012), “Beyond the CEFR: Towards Standardization of Language competence Recognition in Europe” (2014), Computer – based Language Tests in a University Language Centre (2013), Comparing candidates’ beliefs and exam performance in speaking tests (2015).

Plenary panels


Julia Zabala Delgado Polytechnic University of Valencia
Alberto Lázaro Lafuente University of Alcalá de Henares
Pending confirmation

Chema Pascual

Macarena Navarro Pablo
University of Seville

Helena Soares

Víctor Pavón
University of Cordoba

Virginia Vinuesa
Rey Juan Carlos University

Anna Otto Cantón
Complutense University
Carmen Mellado Department of Education of Andalusia Gretchen Dobrott Madrid Department of Education Carmen Agüilera Bilingual Teaching Association

Laura Alonso
University of Extremadura

Gemma Delicado
University of Extremadura

David González
University of Extremadura


José Luis Ortega Martín

Víctor Pavón
University of Cordoba

Xabier San Isidro
Madrid Department of Education

Y. L. Teresa Ting
University of Calabria

Frauke Matz
University of Münster

Christiane Dalton-Puffer
University of Vienna

Belén Embid
Josefina Tinajero
El Paso University – Texas

Nuria García Manzanares
Rey Juan Carlos University
Elena González Cascos University of Valladolid
Julia Zábala Delgado Polytechnic University of Valencia
Lola López International University of Valencia

Sheri Spaine
Cristina Grasset

José Luis Martínez de Urbina

Panel discussions


Jesús García Laborda
University of Alcalá de Henares

Xavier Gisbert da Cruz
Bilingual Teaching Association

Eva Moncalián
IES Ramiro II León
Begoña Ladrón de Guevara
Alejandro Pérez Delgado
Crecer en Inglés

Luís Barquín
Plácido Bazo
University of La Laguna
Pendiente de confirmación
Pedro Díaz Santos
Plurilingüísmo de Jaén

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