The main focus on my research is to facilitate language learning, in particular, instructional practices and learning processes relative to learning morphology and vocabulary in the second language classroom. For me, integrating research with teaching practices is fundamental. For example, given our current knowledge about the significance of vocabulary depth, I aim for working on different areas of lexical knowledge in my classroom. Reciprocally, these teaching experiences inform my research. Knowing how decisive language textbooks are for instruction, I am further exploring their role and influence.
My university career started at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where I pursued undergraduate studies in German Philology. My enthusiasm for language learning and teaching led me to complete my doctoral studies in Hispanic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Pittsburgh.