Asier Calzada is a PhD student supervised by Professor Dr. María Pilar García Mayo at the University of the Basque Country. He obtained his BA with honors in Translation and Interpreting from the University of the Basque Country (2015). He also holds two masters: MA in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings from the University of the Basque Country (2017) and an MA in Education Training for Professional, Secondary and Language Teachers from the International University of Valencia (VIU) (2017). During his studies, he spent an academic year as an exchange student at the University of Sheffield (UK) and a semester at Moscow State University (Russia). Asier has worked as an EFL teacher in private language schools in Spain and also as a lecturer in Russian at the University of the Basque Country. His current PhD thesis revolves around the learning opportunities of collaborative L2 writing with primary school children, and has received an FPU (Formación de Profesorado Universitario) grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD).
Asier Calzada, María del Pilar García Mayo. When Form is Not at Odds with Communication: Low Proficiency Child Learners’ Reflections about EFL Grammar in a Collaborative Writing Task. III International Conference on Teaching Grammar Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 2019 || PDF
Asier Calzada, María del Pilar García Mayo. Can collaborative writing help to focus on grammar? An analysis of young learners’ languaging. Task-based teaching and the place of grammar in secondary-school foreign-language classes : finding a common ground Université Paris Nanterre (Paris, France). 2019 || PDF
Asier Calzada, María del Pilar García Mayo. “Because we help each other and we learn more”: CLIL child learners’ attitudes toward collaborative writing. Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives – Diverse voices Reykjavik (Iceland). 2018 || PDF
Asier Calzada, María del Pilar García Mayo. Analyzing the learning potential of collaborative writing with primary school children: The case of dictogloss. 41st conference of the Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN) Tenerife (Spain). 2017 Abstract
Asier Calzada, María del Pilar García Mayo. Is it with -s?” “Write here ‘a’”: attention to form in collaborative work by primary school learners”. 8th International Conference Children and Languages Today Osijek (Croatia). 2017