Researcher biography

I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina where I achieved a tertiary level degree as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language. In the year 2000, after completing these studies, I came to Australia as an international student to complete a BA (Hons) in Languages and Applied Linguistics. I then continued my postgraduate studies in the area of intercultural language pedagogy and while this continues to be my primary interest area of research, the development and implementation of blended language learning pedagogies has also become and interest area of research. I am passionate about language teaching and learning and I strive to promote a stimulating language learning environment that encourages students to critically reflect on and become aware of the underlying sets of beliefs, needs and motivations that shape the life-long journey that is learning a language.