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3rd International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World

From Theory to Practice

Alcalá de Henares, November 16-18, 2016

The Comunidad de Madrid and the Instituto Franklin of the Universidad de Alcalá organize the 3rd edition of this international conference, which has established itself as a forum for meeting and analysis in the field of bilingual education (English-Spanish).

The subtitle “From Theory to Practice”, 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.

Conference Languages: English and Spanish.

Paper presentations will be organized in panels concerning the following topics:

  • Bilingual education programs: from theory to practice
  • Cooperative learning
  • Successful and quality educational models
  • The role of the English teaching assistant
  • Bilingual program management and implementation
  • Special education
  • Becoming bilingual? Learning and teaching a second language.
  • Implications of bilingual education outside the classroom
  • Bilingualism and interculturalism



Edith Esparza-Young, Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education and ESL at Texas A&M University San Antonio and adjunct faculty at Colorado State University-Global Campus.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 (13h)

Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, Ph.D. Professor, Dual Language & English Learner Education, San Diego State University

  • Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2016 (12:45h)
  • Title:  It’s more than Language: Preparing Teachers Across Borders in Teaching English and Spanish

Round Table: Debating on the Implementation of Bilingual Education Systems. Experiences of the Autonomous Communities in Spain.

Thrusday, November 17th (15:00h) (San Ildefonso – Conference Room)

  • Maria Pilar González García, Director General for Innovation and Educational Equity of Castilla y León
  • D. Pedro Benzal Molero, Director General of Educational Innovation in Andalucía
  • Antonio Mendaza Lazarus, Deputy Director General of Educational Planning, Innovation and Attention to Diversity of La Rioja

Dr. Edith Esparza-Young

Dr. Edith Esparza-Young was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She immigrated with her family in 1974 during the historical enactment of the Bilingual Education Act. She is an Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education and ESL at Texas A&M University San Antonio and adjunct faculty at Colorado State University-Global Campus. She has worked in education for over 22 years.  She has specialized professional training as a fully online faculty professor working with teachers of English Language Learning in California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado and around the world. Her research has taken her to the remote villages like Eek, Alaska, among others, to promote and preserve the use of the Yup’ik language.  She has also served as an external evaluator for Dual Language programs throughout Texas, covering districts throughout the state and hundreds of dual language classrooms.  Her state certifications include, Bilingual Education, ESL, Spanish, English Language Arts, Elementary and Secondary. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and she has formally studied German and Russian when she lived in Baku, Azerbaijan. She also formally studied French and maintains conversational fluency in that language. Her research and publication concentrations range from historical foundation of Bilingual Education to organic play in dual language classrooms. Recently, she was selected as a member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latina Leadership Institute Class of 2016.  Her recent publications, research and presentations include gaming literacy, immigration policies and nursery rhymes. She has been married for 24 years to her husband, Michael L. Young, a native Texan, who is also fluent in Spanish. They are the proud parents of two bilingual children, Ale, a freshman at Stanford and Mikey, a junior at his local public high school.

Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan

Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan is a Professor and Department Chair of the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department at San Diego State University..

Dr. Cadiero-Kaplan began her career as a special education teacher and teaching English as a Second Language at the high school and community college levels. She has continued her career as a professor and a provider of pre-service and in-service teacher professional development in English language acquisition for students to teachers and administrators.

Of note, from 2012-2014 Dr. Cadiero-Kaplan was a visiting educator to the California Department of Education where she was the first to lead the English Learner Support Division, directing all policy and programs for English Learners and Migrant Education for the state. Her leadership included representing California at a national level by participating and presenting on research and policy in meetings convened by the US Department of Education. Under her leadership the 2012 California ELD Standards were adopted.

Dr. Cadiero-Kaplan has a range of publications concerned with the role of literacy education and language policies that impact curriculum development and teacher’s professional development. Most notable, is her book, The Literacy Curriculum & Bilingual Education: A Critical Examination. In addition to peer reviewed research articles and presentations, she has also published policy briefs as part of her leadership as President (2009-2011) of Californians Together; and from 2006-2007 as President of the California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL)

Dr. Cadiero-Kaplan received her doctorate in Education, with an emphasis on Critical Social Justice and Literacy from Claremont Graduate University/San Diego State University joint Doctoral Program. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Multi-Cultural and Cross-Cultural Education with certification in Special Education and Linguistics from San Diego State University. She received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of San Diego, in Psychology and Elementary Education.


  • June 15th: First deadline for proposals submission
  • June 30th: Accepted proposals communication (first deadline)
  • July 15th: Second deadline for proposals submission
  • July 29th: Accepted proposals communication (second deadline)
  • September 9th: Provisional program
  • September 14th: Registration form publication
  • September 30th: Reduced registration deadline
  • October 17th: Participant registration deadline
  • October 24th: Final program publication



Organizing Committee

  • President: Julio Cañero (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Isabel Albella (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Nieves Bujalance Cabello (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Pablo Cantero Palacio (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Cristina Crespo (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Mª Antonia Fernández Yubero (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Mª Rosa González García (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Magdalena Rubio Fabián (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Rosi García Barroso (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Iulia Vescan (Instituto Franklin-UAH)

Scientific Committee

  • President: Julio Cañero (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Ana Halbach (Universidad de Alcalá)
  • José Manuel Caballero (UCETAM)
  • Karen Cadiero-Kaplan (San Diego State University)
  • David Cervera Olivares (‎Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Elaine Gallagher (investigadora independiente)
  • Marta Genís (Universidad Nebrija)
  • José Antonio Gurpegui (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Arturo E. Hernández (University of Houston)
  • Ángel Huerga García (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Matthew Johnson (Centro Universitario Cardenal Cisneros/ Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • Beatriz López Medina (Universidad Nebrija)
  • Ismael Sanz Labrador (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Nuria Senise Lirola (Comunidad de Madrid)
  • Elizabeth Skinner (Illinois State University)
  • Marta Walliser (Instituto Franklin-UAH)
  • María Luisa Zamudio (Illinois State University)

The conference will take place at the Universidad de Alcalá, at the Colegio de San Ildefonso, Colegio de Málaga and Convento de Trinitarios buildings, all located in the historical campus of the university, in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).


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Comparison between Spain and the United States
Alcalá de Henares, May 9-11, 2013

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Two Scenarios, a Shared Goal
Alcalá de Henares, October 23-25, 2014

– Comunidad de Madrid
– Instituto Franklin-UAH

– Embajada de EEUU
– MacMillan
– Cambridge English Language Assessment
– Oxford
– Nexolang


Registration fees

Registration includes participation and/or attendance, certificates, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail and conference materials. Registration will be done through the form available from September 9th, 2016.

Before September 30thFrom October 1st
Participant from a collaborating institution50€50€
Teach & Learn Alumni (Participant)30€30€
Teach & Learn Alumni (Attendee)0€0€


Contact / +34918854461

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