Columbia SPPO

Irene Alonso Aparicio

Lecturer in Language (Spanish)

Irene Alonso-Aparicio holds a B.A. in English Philology from the University of Granada (Spain) and an M.A. in Spanish as a Second Language from the Open University of Spain. In 2011, and after carrying out the empirical study of her dissertation at the University of Aachen (Germany), she received a European Ph.D. with Honors in Language Didactics from the University of Granada (Spain).

Irene has taught Spanish in both Secondary and University levels in Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Germany. In addition, she has been invited as a guest lecturer to give seminars in master and doctoral programs at the Diplomatic School of Oslo (Norway), the University of Granada (Spain), the University of Oslo (Norway), the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and the Open University of Brussels (Belgium).

Her main research interests focus in psycholinguistic approaches to Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. More specifically, and based on cognitive theories to skills building, she strives to develop psycholinguistically coherent grammar teaching approaches. Irene’s work has been published in several international journals and books and has been presented at multiple international conferences. Irene is currently involved in two European research projects dealing with metalinguistic awareness and didactic sequences in language learning and teaching.

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