Postdoctoral Researcher

María Luquin Urtasun

Maria Luquin holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her dissertation, which was supervised by Prof. Dr. María del Pilar García Mayo and funded with a predoctoral research grant (FPI) from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, was awarded the highest mark "CUM LAUDE", and has been proposed for the Outstanding PhD dissertation award. María obtained a National Prize for her BA in English Studies (UPV/EHU), from which she graduated with a 9.74 point average (over 10), and a distinction in the MA in Secondary Education Teaching (UPNA). In addition, she holds an MA in Translation, Dubbing and Captioning from the European University of Madrid (UEM). Her main research interests lie in the use of collaborative writing tasks and model texts as a feedback technique in primary school EFL settings. Moreover, she also focuses on the impact of factors such as motivation or attitudes, as well as on focus on form. She has presented her work at several national (AESLA (Valladolid, 2019), AEDEAN (online, 2021), AESLA (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2022)) and international (TBLT (Ottawa, 2019), SCRELE (Shanghai, 2019), AAAL (online, 2021), AAAL (Pittsburgh, 2022), ISTAL (Thessaloniki, 2022)) conferences, and has published some articles together with Dr. García Mayo in international journals such as Language Teaching for Young Learners or System. In 2021, María Luquin carried out a research stay at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), under the supervision of Dr. Kim McDonough.

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