Isabel Moros

Research interests

* First and Second Language Acquisition

* Language Assessment Methods

* Recovery of Historical Memory

* New approaches to language teaching.

Research collaborations

During the academic year of 2013-2014, I established a collaboration with the GW4 Universities (University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Cardiff and University of Exeter). As a result of this collaboration, we organised the First Colloquium on Innovation in Modern Languages Education. The Colloquium took place at the University of Bath on the 13th of June 2014. It was a very successful event that included colleagues from across the four institutions as well as students. The main themes of the Colloquium were student engagement, employability and innovative forms of assessment including the use of electronic assessment. The Colloquium was supported by the Spanish Embassy, the Cervantes Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service. Further colloquiums have followed as the idea is that they rotate through the different institutions fostering a spirit of collaboration and scholarship. The next Colloquium was hosted at the University of Exeter on the 26th of June 2015 and more than 80 delegates attended. The Spanish Embassy supported the event and the Education Counsellor, Dr Gonzalo Capellán de Miguel came to the Colloquium. The following year the Colloqium took place at the University of Bristol on the 30th of June. Ninety delegates attended. During the last academic year, we completed the first cycle of the Colloquiums of the GW4 Universities and the event took place at Cardiff University. As in previous occasions it was really well attended and it is now firmly established as a Collaboration between colleagues across the discipline of Modern Languages within these four institutions and beyond. This year, we will celebrate our V Colloquium at the University of Bath and our confirmed keynote speaker will be the President of ASELE, Dr Javier Muñoz Basols (Oxford University).

In November 2009 I co-organised with Professor Derek Flitter and the Largo Caballero Foundation an International Conference on The Cultural and Literary meaning of the Spanish Political Exile of 1939. The Conference was sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and was supported by the bank of Santander.