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J. Alba Duran, MA

Lecturer and Researcher
J. Alba Duran, MA

BA and MA student supervision 

  • Supervision of BA Thesis within European Languages and Cultures (UG)
  • Supervision of Teacher Portfolio and MA Thesis at UNIBA - Barcelona International University Center in the online Master program for trainee teachers of Spanish as foregin language - Focus on didactic skills for L2 teaching and research in the field of learning and teaching Spanish as L2


  • Albá Duran, J.; Oggel, G.; Espejel, O.; Pujolà, J. T. (2020, in press). Success factors of a Telecollaboration in the context of Second Language Teaching and Learning. Culture Crossroads, 15, 31-60.
  • Albá Duran, J.; Oggel, G. (2019). Challenges of the transatlantic cross-disciplinary ENVOIE-UFRUG Project. In Turula, A,; Kurek, M.; Lewis, T. (Eds). (2019). Telecollaboration and virtual exchange across disciplines: in service of social inclusion and global citizenship.
  • Co-author in the textbook "Paso adelante" Spanish for Havo/VWO Dutch Learners (2013), Noordhoff Uitgevers, Groningen

Academic activites

Workshops and presentations

Educational background

  • 2014 University Teaching Qualification - BKO
  • 2009–2011 Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (UB) University of Barcelona and University of Groningen. Main areas of academic training:
    - Two internship programs: EOI Vall d'Hebron (Barcelona) and University of Groningen
    - Second Language Acquisition
    - Methodology
    - Assessment and Evaluation
    - Pedagogical Grammar of Spanish
    - The use of ICT for teaching Spanish as foreign language
  • 2006–2007  Teaching Skills Certificate  (C.A.P.) - University of Barcelona. Spanish Official Certificate for Teaching in Secondary Education
  • 2001–2006 Filología Hispánica - BA in Spanish Language and Literature. University of Barcelona

Attendance to conferences and workshops

  • Winter School on Intercultural Competence by Janet Bennett. Gronignen, 2018.
  • "Online Collaborative writing for Spanish as Foreign Language", Webinar by Daniel Cassany (University of Pompeu Fabra), 2018.
  • UNICollaboration Workshop on Virtual Exchange instructional design. Groningen, 2018.
  • Content in the language classroom in higher education. Leiden, 2018.
  • Workshops “Students as partners” and “Active and inquiry based learning” with Professor Mick Healey, organized by The Teaching Academy Groningen, 2017.
  • "Taller sobre gamificación: Una experiencia gamificada", workshop on gamification by Joan-Tomàs Pujolà (University of Barcelona), 2017.
  • Encuentro Práctico ELE Utrecht 2016. International Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish as Foreign Language.
  • Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference 2016, Groningen.
  • "Games for language learning". Webinar by Steve Thorne and Frederik Cornillie, 2015.
  • GSLI - Groningen Symposium on Language and social Interaction, Groningen, 2015.
  • Encuentro Práctico ELE Barcelona 2012 and 2014. International Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish as Foreign Language.
  • 4th CIEFE, International Conference of Spanish for Specific Purposes. Amsterdam, 2011.
Last modified:17 September 2020 5.35 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands