She is currently Assistant Professor at the Public University of Navarra, where she teaches English in the BA in Infant and Primary Education and in the BA in Labour Relations and Human Resources. Furthermore, she works as a research assistant for the LASLAB group of the University of the Basque Country.
She holds a BA degree in English Studies and linguistics (UPV-EHU). and has recently defended her PhD on "Tense and agreement in the non-native English of Basque/Spanish bilinguals: CLIL vs. non-CLIL learners" supervised by Professor Mª Pilar García Mayo from the University of the Basque Country and Professor Roger Hawkins from the University of Essex.
Second and Third Language acquisition
Language Acquisition in instructional environments
, Izaskun Villarreal Olaizola, María del Pilar García Mayo. Tense and agreement morphology in the interlanguage of Basque-Spanish bilinguals: Content-based learning vvs the learning of English as a school subject. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): Evidence from Research in Europe Ed.: Y. Ruiz Zarobe & R. Jiménez Catalán. Pub.: Multilingual Matters. Pags:157-175. (2009) Abstract