Global Seminars & Invited Speaker Series

Global Seminars & Invited Speaker Series

ILCE promotes knowledge in the field of teaching Spanish as a second language language and creates spaces for dialogue in the university community through conferences and seminars. ILCE Global Seminars & Invited Speaker Series is a reflection of the institute's mission to inform, educate and inspire teachers and researchers of Spanish language and its culture. lecture series ILCE organises the "ILCE Global Invited Speaker Series" as a unique opportunity where the educational community of the University of Navarra can discuss and benefit from the research of international and national professors in the field of learning and teaching Spanish.


  • October 7, 2022, at 10:30 am.
    Dr. Michelle Back, University of Connecticut (USA).
    The development of the skill intercultural through cultural excavation: Implications for teaching of ELE.
  • 14 January, 2022
    Dr. Gabriel Guillén, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA)
    New technologies and social impact on language learning and teaching

  • 18 February, 2022
    Dr. Elena Verdía, high school Cervantes (Spain)
    Meaningful observation on classroom as tool of development collaborative

  • 11 March, 2022
    Dr. Benjamin White (St. Michael's College)
    Conceptualizing Determiners

  • 8 April, 2022
    Dr. Benjamin White, St. Michael's College (USA)
    Developing Listening Skills in the Language Classroom 

  • 24 May, 2022
    Dr. Andrew Lynch, University of Miami (USA)
    Spanish in Miami

  • 22 October, 2021
    Pilar Ortega, MD. University of Illinois (USA)
    Teaching Medical Spanish in the USA: ANEM

  • 12 November, 2021
    Dr. Jaume Gelabert, PhD. Penn State University (USA)
    We had to appease the wrath of the markets: the cognitive and linguistic metaphor and its application in the teaching of Spanish as L2


  • 25 March, 2021
    Dr. Francisco Meizoso, Columbia University (USA)
    Bilingual typology? What does the interaction of the guide axis with the oral axis reveal?

  • 26 March, 2021
    Prof. Laura Fernández, Rutgers University (USA)
    language and music: the use of songs in ELE class

  • 21 February 2020
    Carmen López Ferrero, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
    Assessing for language learning: the plurilingual discursive skill

  • 24 January 2020
    Dr. Alberto Moro Bruzos, Princeton University (USA)
    "Approaches to the teaching of Spanish in the United States as language national, language global and language minoritised".

  • 22 November 2019
    Dr. Benjamin White, Saint Michael's College (USA)
    "Reflection and Collaboration: Building Listening Skills Through a Metacognitive Approach".

  • 21 November 2019
    German E. Vargas Ramos, Otterbein University (USA).
    "Connecting average Literacy, Academic Discourse, and Language Learning".

  • 18 March 2019
    Dr. Nuria Godón, Florida Atlantic University (USA)
    "The specular gaze: readings of Spanish cultural legacy in the contemporary press".

  • 25 January 2019
    Dr. Alberto Moro Bruzos, Princeton University (USA)
    "The Linguistic Landscape as a Learning Context in Foreign Language Programs language "

  • November 22nd, 2018
    Dr. David Serrano-Dolader, University of Zaragoza (Spain).
    "Some reflections on word formation and the teaching of Spanish LE/L2".

  • 5 October, 2018
    Dr. Nausica Marcos Miguel. Denison University (USA)
    "Teaching vocabulary in the class of ELE".

  • Wednesday, 20 June
    Dr. Silvia Pérez. Rutgers University Candem (USA)
    "Bilingual Education and Language Policy in the USA: Current Status and Challenges for the Future".

  • Monday 18 June
    Dr. Jorge del Pozo. University of Michigan Dearborn (USA)
    "El cine en la class of ELE". 

  • Thursday 14 June
    Dr. Willenbrink, Scranton University (USA)
    "Using Collaborative Apps in the Classroom and Out". 

  • Tuesday 12 June
    Dr. Gavela, Prof. Iranzu Peña, Prof. Isabel Torribia. ILCE - University of Navarra Spain)
    "Digital storytelling in ILCE". 

  • Monday 11 June
    Dr. Fernández Parera. Barnard College (USA)
    Dr. Aguiló Mora. Columbia University (USA)
    Dr. Negueruela. ILCE - University of Navarra (Spain)
    "Conceptual teaching in the class of ELE".

  • 25 May 2018
    Dr. Glenn Martinez, Ohio State University (USA)
    ¨From Medical Interviewing to Motivational Interviewing: Reflections from development of the skill international Spanish-language website for the medical professions¨.

  • 4 May 2018
    Dr. Isabel Cuñado, Bucknell University (USA).
    "Teaching Spanish in a liberal arts college". 

  • 22 March 2018
    Dr. Manel Lacorte, University of Maryland (USA).
    "Language considerations at contact and didactics in L2 classroom "

  • 16 February 2018
    Dr. César Alegre, Director IES Barcelona (Spain)
    "Trends in language teaching across time and geography: the case of HEIs abroad".

  • 16 February 2018
    Prof. Susana Madinabeitia, ILCE - University of Navarra (Spain)
    "The optimisation of diagnostic tests in ILCE".

  • 2 February 2018
    Angels Ferrer, Cervantes Institute Belgrade (Serbia)
    "The curriculum of the Instituto Cervantes".

  • 26 January 2018
    Dr. Alberto Bruzos, Princeton University (USA).
    "Observations and evaluation as tools for personal and collective reflection in the programmes of language"

  • 24 November 2017
    Dr. Lourdes Ortega. Georgetown University (USA).
    "Epistemological Diversity in Second Language Acquisition".

  • 29 September 2017
    Dr. Péter Balázs-Piri, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest (Hungary)
    "ELE teaching in Hungary". 

  • 22 September 2017
    Dr. Christophe Rico, Polis Institute, École Biblique Jérusalem (Israel)
    "Active teaching strategies in ancient and modern languages".

  • 23 August 2017
    Dr. Arturo Escandón. University of Nanzan (Japan)
    "The conceptual development and the sociocommunicative and representational functions in the instruction of Spanish as a foreign language language " 

  • 22 June 2017
    Dr. Stacy Katz Bourns. Northeastern University (USA).
    "Connecting context and meaningful content in second language courses".

  • 20 June 2017
    Dr. Javier Muñoz-Basols. University of Oxford (UK)
    language "Global perspectives on teaching Spanish as a foreign language (ELE) or second language (EL2): from the rise of Spanish to the consolidation of the profession".

  • 14 June 2017
    Dr. Eva Surribas and Prof. Yolanda Menjíbar. EOI Barcelona-Drassanes. group GRAULA (Spain)
    "Concept work: a tool for L2 development "

  • 8 June 2017
    Elena Verdía. Instituto Cervantes
    "El development de las competencias profesionales de los docentes de ELE en procesos de práctica reflexiva mediada".

  • 25 May 2017
    Dr. Alberto Hijazo-Gascón. University of East Anglia (UK)
    "Expression of movement and concept transfer in Spanish as a foreign language (ELE) language ".

  • 28 April 2017
    Dr. Carlos Schmidt Foó. IESE Business School (Spain)
    "Interaction between teachers: an emerging process of professional development "

  • 30-31 March 2017
    Dr. Alberto Bruzos Moro. Princeton University (USA)
    "design curricular: Integration of cultural contents in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language language "

  • 30 March 2017
    Dr. Alberto Bruzos Moro. Princeton University (USA)
    "Function and use of authentic texts in the class of Spanish as a foreign language language "

  • 24 February 2017
    Prof. Manuel Pulido. Penn State University (USA)
    "Learning to combine words in a second language when the first language interferes: can L1 inhibition be trained?"

  • 25 October 2016
    Dr. Alberto Bruzos Moro. Princeton University (USA)
    "Service in the community as a means of learning language and social awareness".

  • 26 September 2016
    Dr. Carlos Schmidt Foó. IESE University of Navarra (Spain),
    "Exploring the edge of chaos in language learning for specific purposes".

  • 15 September 2016
    Dr. Alfredo López-Pasarín Basabe. Waseda University (Japan)
    "La enseñanza de ELE en Japón" & Book Presentation: "Teoría y práctica del análisis de textos poéticos" & Book Presentation: "Teoría y práctica del análisis de textos poéticos" & Book Presentation: "Teoría y práctica del análisis de textos poéticos".

  • 22 August 2016
    Dr. Montserrat Sanz Yagüe. Kobe University of Foreign Studies (Japan).
    "Transcending approaches in L2 teaching: What do the language sciences know about knowledge linguistic?"

  • 16 August 2016
    Antoni Fernandez Parera. University of Miami (USA),
    "The use of conceptual models for the teaching of ser and estar in the class of Spanish as a foreign language language ".

  • 23 June 2016
    Dr. Lucía Osa Melero. Duquesne University. "Bilingual and bicultural children. The
    learning through service".

  • 16 June 2016
    Dr. Mónica A. Durán. University of Miami. "El relato digital en la class de ELE".

  • 13 June 2016
    Dr. Juana Gil Fernández. CSIC. "La enseñanza de pronunciación en la class de ELE".

  • 3 June 2016
    Dr. Alejandro Casteñeda Castro. University of Granada.
    "Gramatica básica del estudiante del español: criterios y recursos para el estudiante en el classroom de ELE".

  • 30 May 2016.
    Dr. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda, University of Houston: 'Acoustic analysis of Spanish rhotics: a comparison of native speakers with speakers of Spanish as a heritage language '.

  • 18 May 2016
    Dr. Jaydene Elvin, University of Western Sydney : "How the native language shapes individual differences in non-native perception, spoken word recognition and production: English vs. Spanish learners of Portuguese".

  • 6 May 2016
    Dr. Rafael Salaberry, Rice University: "Academic conceptualisation of aspectual distinctions: Rules, data, process".

  • 11 March 2016
    Dr. Carmen Carracelas-Juncal, University of Southern Mississippi.
    "The contribution of Service-Learning to the teaching and learning of ELE".
    Venue: classroom 10 Social Sciences

  • 26 January 2016
    Dr. Francisca Aguiló Mora, University of Miami: "Giving directions in the class of Spanish as a second language language: teaching verbs of movement through a conceptual approach ".