Language and Speech Laboratory

David Lasagabaster

David Lasagabaster is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His research revolves around EMI (English-Medium Instruction), CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), attitudes and motivation, second/third language acquisition, and multilingualism. He has published widely in international journals (Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, The Modern Language Journal, Studies in Higher Education, Language Teaching Research, Language and Education, TESOL Quarterly, International Review of Applied Linguistics (IRAL), Journal of Multilingual and Multiculural Development, etc.), books and edited books.

He has been a visiting scholar at several universities, such as the Centre for Immersion and Multilingualism (University of Vaasa, Finland), the OISE (University of Toronto, Canada), the University of Nevada, Reno (USA), the School of Languages and Linguistics (the University of Melbourne, Australia), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Utah State University (USA), Graduate Center, the Central University of New York (USA), and University of Oxford (UK). He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Language Awareness, Porta Linguarum, and Rivista di Psicolinguistica Applicata/Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics. He also serves on the international advisory board of the Routledge Studies in English-Medium Instruction (EMI), a book series that brings together research demonstrating the impact of work from applied and educational linguistics on the phenomenon of EMI. He was responsible (2005-2008) for the "Multilingualism Programme" (EMI and French-medium instruction) of the University of the Basque Country. He was a member of the executive committee of the international Association for Language Awareness from 2008 to 2016.

He lectures on multilingualism, language attitudes and motivation at the MA programme Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings ( with access to doctoral studies (PhD), in which he supervises master's and PhD theses. He is the director of the Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings PhD programme, a doctoral programme accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Distinction of Excellence). He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of a project on EMI funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and IP partner of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (Horizon 2020) funded by the European Commission. He has delivered invited and plenary talks in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, several countries in Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and the USA. He has acted as reviewer for several funding institutions and for more than 30 national and international journals.

Research Interests

Bilingualism and multilingualism, language attitudes and motivation, EFL, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), EMI (English-medium Instruction), Internationalisation in Higher Education