Izaskun Villarreal is Assistant Professor at the Public University of Navarra, where she currently teaches undergraduate courses in English didactics and Content and Language Integrated Learning in the BA in Infant and Primary Education. She also lectures in the Master's programme Máster Universitario en Profesorado de Educación Secundaria at the Public University of Navarra.
She obtained her PhD in 2011 with a dissertation entitled "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. She was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award for the Academic Year 2011/2012.
Foreign Language acquisition
Language Acquisition in instructional environments
Izaskun Villarreal, 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
Izaskun Villarreal, María del Pilar García Mayo. Type of input and the acquisition of tense and agreement in English as an L3. International Conference on Multilingualism: Sociolinguistic and Acquisitional Perspectives Castellón (Spain). 2008