Research staff

Asier Calzada

Asier Calzada holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His dissertation, which was supervised by Prof. Dr. María del Pilar García Mayo and funded with an FPU grant, was awarded the highest mark, “cum laude”, and has been proposed for the Outstanding PhD dissertation award. Moreover, Asier Calzada obtained a third National Prize for his BA in Translation and Interpreting (UPV/EHU) and a distinction in the MA in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings (UPV/EHU). In addition, he holds an MA in Education Training for Professional, Secondary and Language Teachers from the International University of Valencia (VIU). His main research interests lie in the use of collaborative writing tasks in primary school EFL settings. Moreover, he also focuses on the impact of other variables such as attitudes and proficiency on children’s collaborative writing outcomes and dynamics. He has presented his work at several international conferences (including AAAL and TBLT) and has recently published some papers together with Prof. García Mayo in international journals, including Language Awareness and Language Teaching for Young Learners. In 2020, Asier Calzada received a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Universities to carry out a research stay at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Dr. Mohammad Ahmadian (

Research Interests

L2 writing; collaborative work; young learners; research methods

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