Primary Sessions

Javier Fernández Sanjurjo
PhD student in Education and Psychology at the University of Oviedo. Javier is working under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Fernández Costales and Dr. José Miguel Arias Blanco. The primary research line is focused on the impact of Bilingual Programmes on content and the development of students’ key competences.



Carmen Arbonés Solá
Senior Lecturer in Primary and Secondary ELT at the Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona. She has been involved in the design and implementation of different Teacher Education Programmes. She coordinates the Secondary English Teachers Master’s Course. She is a member of the FRAC research group. She specializes in SLA, language teaching and learning, multimodal texts and CLIL.


Isabel Civera López
Senior Lecturer in Primary ELT at the Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona. Currently She coordinates the Specialty of Primary and Preschool EFL Teaching. She is a member of the research group PLURAL, at the University of Barcelona. She specializes in teacher cognition in language teaching and learning, reflective journals, multimodal texts and CLIL.


Theresa Zanatta
Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona. She is a published ELT author with more than 25 year experience developing content based language learning materials for primary and secondary and training teachers around the world. She is a member of the research group PLURAL, at the University of Barcelona. She is interested in teacher cognition, the home school connection, ethnographic research and reflective inquiry.


Francisco Javier Sanz Trigueros
Associate Teacher at the Language and Literature Didactics Department in the University of Valladolid while he is preparing his PhD. He is a member of “SciencePro”, an Innovation Teaching Project. He attends international conferences and has published various articles. 


Ana Isabel Alario Trigueros
Principal Teacher at the Language and Literature Didactics Department in the University of Valladolid. She teaches Foreign language methology (English) subjects; and she coordinates the SciencePro project as well as the Pre-school and Primary Education Internship Program.


Diego San Martín
Has a degree in Journalism (UN) and has a Master in Secondary School Teaching at VIU. He also studied Primary Education at the same centre. He has worked in media such as ADN Newspaper and Grupo La Información. He is currently a speaker and primary school Science Teacher at Miravalles-El Redín school. He also teaches English Language to students and companies at Colegio de Formación Lingüística.


María Palma García Hormigo
Has a Diploma in Teaching in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cadiz,  a diploma in English Teaching from the University of Granada. She is an expert in Psychopathology of language and rehabilitation by the Pontifical University of Comillas and sign language  of  by the Andalusian Federation of the Deaf. Since 1996, she is a preschool teacher Puertoblanco School, in Algeciras, she has been the bilingual coordinator in this center for 8 years. She has also run her own speech therapy clinic for the last 6 years in Algeciras.


Fermín Lorente 
Has been teaching CLIL for 8 years, he works as a Natural-Social Science teacher at Escuelas Pias Tafalla. He has attended courses on Multiple intelligences, project based learning, teaching foreign languages, and organic agriculture at school. He is always interested in new ways of teaching and tries to include activities and formulas to bring real life situations to school.


Amanda McLouglin
Has been training teachers in CLIL methodology for the British Council for 7 years. She also writes primary science material for Oxford University Press and regularly gives webinars and workshops on CLIL methodology for teachers.


Rosamaria Felip Falcó 
Language consultant and CLIL teacher trainer at the Foreign Languages Unit at the Departament d’Ensenyament (Generalitat de Catalunya). She collaborates with the CLIL postgraduate certificate at the UVIC and as an English Language course instructor at the UOC.  Masters’ degree in eLearning (UOC) and Educational Technology researcher at the UdG.


Aviva Mirels Lauria
Was a teacher in the U.S. for twelve years. She moved to Italy in 2006 where she has taught elementary and middle school classes in English in bilingual and CLIL programs. She currently teaches in Arcivescovile’s CLIL program in Rovereto. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education. 


Shawn Redwood
Has been teaching EFL for 12 years. He is currently a Teacher Trainer and an English Language Assistant. He has worked in many bilingual schools in Madrid. Shawn’s principal areas of interest are bilingual and international education, implementing authentic material and visual literacy in the classroom. 


Violeta Gil Martínez  
Studied Media and Communications at Universidad Complutense (Madrid). She was interested in studying communications in all its types and formats. Since then, she has worked in cultural communications and content programming departments. She is currently working at UltraLab, and her work focuess on creative technologies. She also participates as an instructor in creative workshops for youth and children; but also teaches e-textile workshops for adults. She has produced didactics guideness and various activities with littleBits, Tinta conductiva and Touch Board.



Natalia Barranco
Earned her Ph.D in the field of Foreign Language Teaching. She is currently a teacher in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Valladolid.



Henning Wode
A major portion of Henning Wode’s research has dealt with language acquisition (L1, L2, re-acquisition, classroom acquisition) and he was the first to modify Canadian versions of immersion, including early immersion for preschools and primary schools, to fit  the German school system. 


Juan Galarraga
Primary school teacher at Colegio Irabia in Pamplona. His current teaching involves science and English as a second language with 10-12-year-old primary students. He graduated in teacher training degree from the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) and holds a certificate as a Thinking Based Learning Teacher-Coach from the National Center for Teaching Thinking. 


Lola Thomson Garay
Teacher and teacher trainer, and has been in education for the last 13 years. As co-founder of the educational consultancy ELASTiC, she develops CLIL programmes in educational institutions in Spain in partnership with Vicens Vives publishers. She also works with Trinity College of London and delivers teacher training workshops in schools and universities throughout Spain.


Marta Cervera 
English teacher, certified educational consultant and certified trainer . She currently works as a Teacher Trainer for Pearson. She has been involved in education since 1991. She has taught young learners for more than 15 years. She has also collaborated with different institutions assessing, creating workshops, webinars, seminars and courses for teachers on technologies and new methodologies.



Diana Lindsay
Teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in the San Sebastian. She has co-authored teaching materials and training courses for CLIL in Primary and Secondary education. Current interests include English-medium subject instruction from Primary to Higher Education, and professional standards for teachers.


Kulvinder Johal
Year 6 teacher and assistant head teacher at Northbury Primary school in Barking, Essex. She has been teaching for over 20 years in a large multicultural setting. She's currently the science, DT and healthy eating schools lead as well as the International coordinator. She has led her school through several initiatives and most recently achieved Primary Science Quality Mark Gold award. She's a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust and was awarded the Primary Science Teacher of the year award in 2012. She's an active ASE member and work with her regional committee as well as being part of the ASE primary committee.


Julen Carreño Aguado
He graduated in Law (2006), Humanities (2009) and Education (2013). He got a PhD in Law from the University of Navarra (2011) and holds a Master's degree in Neuropsychology and Education from the International University of La Rioja (2015). He worked as a lawyer for the law firm Uría & Menéndez in Madrid for two years before becoming a Primary Education teacher and tutor at Miravalles - El Redín, in Pamplona, where he teaches Natural and Social Sciences in the 6th Grade.