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4th International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World

Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching

Alcalá de Henares, November 16-18, 2018

Instituto Franklin of the Universidad de Alcalá and Comunidad de Madrid are organizing the 4th edition of this international conference, which has established itself as a forum for meeting and analysis in the field of bilingual education in Spain. The subtitle “Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching” refers to the main objective of the Conference: to share and to explore knowledge and methodological trends in the classroom. Furthermore, the Conference intends to assess the implementation of bilingual programs with the aim of introducing new perspectives.

The conference is addressed to all actors involved in bilingual education: teachers from all educational levels, specialists, researchers and other professionals involved with bilingual education.




Albert Costa. ICREA Research Professor, and currently a member of the Center for Brain and Cognition at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

  • Date: Friday, November 16th, 2018
  • Title: How Bilinguism Sculpt the Brain?

Ph.D. Albert Costa

Born in 1970, he received my PhD in psychology in 1997 (Universitat de Barcelona). In 1998, I started my post-doctoral career at the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at MIT, thanks to the funding from the Catalan Government. From 1999 to 2000, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Cognitive Neuropsychology laboratory at Harvard University with a Fulbright scholarship. In 2001, I moved to the Cognitive Neuroscience department at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste. From 2002 to 2005 I was a Ramón y Cajal research fellow at the UB, and in 2006 I became an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the same university. Since 2008 I am ICREA Research Professor, and currently a member of the Center for Brain and Cognition at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.



Irina Kangasharju. Teacher at Scandinavian School of Madrid, Spain.

  • Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
  • Title: The Success and the Challenges of the Finnish Educational System with Reference to the Spanish Educational System

Irina Kangasharju

Irina Kangasharju has completed her Master´s degree in international education at the University of Oulu and carried out part of her studies and teaching practices in Belgium and in The Netherlands. She is an English teacher and a Class teacher with 12 years of work experience in comprehensive school, both primary and secondary, and at a university of applied sciences in Finland. Currently she works as an ESL teacher in Madrid, Spain.



Ann Mabbott. Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota.

  • Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018
  • Title: Preparing English Teachers to Coach their Content Colleagues in Multilingual Classrooms

Ph.D. Ann Mabbott

Ann Mabbott is the English Language Specialist assigned to Spain this fall through the US Embassy.  She was recently granted the title of Professor Emeritus from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, where she was the director of the Center for Second Language Teaching and Learning.  Most recently, she implemented the English Learner in the Mainstream (ELM) Project in Minnesota, which is funded by the US Department of Education.  Ann Mabbott’s work has focused on the education of language teachers, both language specialists and content teachers who have language learners in their classes. The ELM Project work is twofold: 1. Preparing all pre-service content teachers to meet the linguistic needs of English learners, and 2. Preparing practicing English language specialists to coach their content colleagues in the schools where they teach on how to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of the English learners in their classes.



David G. Nieto. Assistant Research Professor and Executive director of the Bueno Center for Multicultural Education in the School of Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

  • Date: Sunday, November 18th, 2018
  • Title: Building Pathways to Biliteracy: Diversity, Equity and Excellence

Ph.D. David G. Nieto

David Nieto is an Assistant Research Professor and Executive Director of the Bueno Center for Multicultural Education in the School of Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder. In his role at BUENO, David leads the strategic impetus, determines the research agenda, and directs all activities to fulfill the mission and vision of the Center. David’s research focuses on the areas of education policy, language, and equity. In particular, he is interested in policies and practices that shape the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students. In addition, he is interested in teacher preparation and leadership in diverse settings, bilingual education, English language development, and language policy in education. Prior to joining BUENO, David was the Division Administrator for English language learning at the Illinois State Board of Education. David holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and M.A. in Applied Linguistics, both from the University of Massachusetts.

David Nieto in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)
  • July 11. Deadline for proposals submission
  • July 18. Program publication
  • September 4. Registration form publication
  • October 4. Reduced registration deadline
  • October 15. Participant registration deadline

Scientific Committee

  • President: Julio Cañero Serrano (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • José Manuel Caballero (UCETAM)
  • José Santiago Fernández Vázquez (Universidad de Alcalá)
  • Jesús García Laborda (Universidad de Alcalá)
  • Xavier Gisbert da Cruz (Asociación Enseñanza Bilingüe)
  • José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Ana María Halbach (Universidad de Alcalá)
  • Trinidad de Haro (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Ángel Huerga (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Matthew Johnson (Escuela Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros)
  • Anne de Leon (British Council)
  • Mary Frances Litzler Jerman (Universidad de Alcalá)
  • Beatriz López Medina (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija)
  • Sarah Mackin (UCETAM)
  • Victor Pavón Vázquez  (Universidad de Córdoba)
  • María Luisa Pérez Cañado (Universidad de Jaén)
  • Ramón Pérez Parejo (Universidad de Extremadura)
  • Francisco Ramos (Loyola MarumountUniversity)
  • Angela Sauciuc (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Nuria Senise (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • José Soto Vázquez (Universidad de Extremadura)
  • Hüseyin Uzunboylu (Near East University)
  • Iulia Vescan (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Bianca Vitalaru (Universidad de Alcalá)

Organizing Committee

  • President: Julio Cañero Serrano (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Nieves Bujalance (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Cristina Crespo Palomares (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • María Antonia Fernández (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Álvaro Gutiérrez Pizarro (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Ana Lariño Ares               (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Laura Rey Carretero (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • María Teresa Rodríguez (Comunidad de Madrid)


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* In the case of non-university teachers of the Comunidad de Madrid, the attendance to the conference will be considered as a training activity and teachers will receive 1 education credit (according to the Orden 2453/2018, de 25 de julio, established by the Consejería de Educación e Investigación).

Registration Fees

From September 4th until October 4thFrom October 5th until October 15th
Speaker CM30€30€
Speaker Teach & Learn in Spain Alumni30€30€
Attendee CM20€20€
Undergraduate Student30€30€
Attendee Teach & Learn in Spain Alumni0€0€

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