Maite Amondarain Garrido holds two degrees, one in Pre-primary and another in Primary Education (2010), from the International University of La Rioja (UNIR), an MA in Bilingual Education (2015) from UNIR and an MA in English Studies (OMiES, 2018) from the University of Jaén (UJA). Her former MA thesis was focused on Basque Primary students' Foreign Language Acquisition (FLA, English) through scaffolding and multiple intelligences in a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) context; and the latter on translanguaging and multimodality in CLIL Primary Education in The Basque Country. She taught English as a FL (1998-2016) in different private language schools in Gipuzkoa (Spain), she spent a year in Cambridge (UK) as a caregiver in a British family (1999-2000) and worked in a state-assisted school for two years (2015-2017) in San Sebastian-Donostia (Gipuzkoa, Spain), where she taught CLIL subjects, among others, to Primary students. Her PhD project focuses on the analysis of the teacher's discourse from the translingual and multimodal perspectives to delve into the understanding of their pedagogical influence. The project is supervised by Dr. Mercedes Querol-Julián and Dr. Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. On 2019/2020 she did a research stay at the University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) where she was supervised by Dr. Angela Creese and Dr. Fiona Copland.
Maite Amondarain-Garrido. Primary Education CLIL teachers’ translanguaging: discursive functions in a multilingual context. Multilingual and Multicultural Learning: Policies and Practices Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. 2019 || PDF
Maite Amondarain-Garrido. Looking into Translanguaging in CLIL: a case study in the Basque Country. Languaging in Times of Change. University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. 2019
Maite Amondarain-Garrido. Language attrition within multilinguals’ multicompetence in translingual and multimodal educational contexts: a state of the art.. Bilingualism and Interculturality: Challenges, Limits and Solutions. Madrid. 2018 Abstract || PDF
Maite Amondarain-Garrido, Mercedes Querol-Julián. “A ver, entzun ondo, eh? Listen to me, ok?”, engagement and comprehension in a CLIL early education setting: multilingual and multimodal teacher’s discourse strategies. Ist. International Seminar CLIL: Present and Future Developments in Multilingual Environments Gandia, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. 2017 || PDF
Maite Amondarain-Garrido, Mercedes Querol-Julián. Affective dimension of additional language acquisition: methodological proposal to explore multimodal interaction. Laslab Workshop on Language Acquisition and the Second Language Classroom Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Spain. 2015 || PDF
Maite Amondarain-Garrido, Mercedes Querol-Julián '. Four ways to tell a story in English: influence on the oral communication of a group of pre-schoolers in the Basque Country. International Conference on Child Foreign Language Acquisition. Vitoria-Gasteiz. 2014
Maite Amondarain-Garrido. (2019) L1 attrition’s stance within multicompetence: translingual and trans-semiotic flows in educational contexts. ELIA, Estudios de lingüística inglesa aplicada Monográfico: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: New Approaches and Challenges 1:155-178. Abstract || PDF