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Dr. Jesús García Laborda

Dr. Jesús García Laborda

Researcher Member. Associate Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá. Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Jesús García Laborda has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology (1988, Universidad Complutense de Madrid), MA in ESL (University of Georgia), MA in English Language and Literature (University of Wisconsin), PhD in English Philology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and European Doctorate in Didactics. He has held visiting scholar positions at the University of Georgia, the University of Wisconsin, Penn State University and the University of Antwerp. Furthermore, he has taught postgraduate courses in Lithuania, Cyprus, Turkey, Colombia and Brazil. He has also been the principal researcher in four R&D projects and participated in seven more. He has directed four teaching innovation projects at Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Since 2013 he has been the director of the RELTS research group. He has more than 200 published works. Since 2019 he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Education of Universidad de Alcalá, and before that he was the Director of the Department of Modern Philology of the same university (2016-2019). In addition to this, he is an elected member of the Claustro en Universidad de Alcalá, of the Board of the Faculty of Sciences of the Education and member of the Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Alcalá. He is also (the 3rd) research member of the Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos. He is a specialist in language teaching and bilingual education.

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