PhD students

Paloma Delgado Garza

Paloma Delgado Garza is a PhD student supervised by Professor Dr. María del Pilar García Mayo at the University of the Basque Country. She obtained her BA in Spanish Philology from the University of the Zaragoza. She also holds an MA in Education Training for Professional, Secondary and Language Teachers from the University of Zaragoza and an MA in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings programme from the University of the Basque Country. Paloma has worked as an SFL teacher in different organisations as well as an EFL teacher in private language schools in Spain. She is currently working on the influence of metalinguistic awareness and individual factors on the acquisition of English grammar by L1 Spanish young learners and has received a predoctoral research grant (FPI, PRE2021-097645) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Research Interests

Explicit instruction

Metalinguistic awareness

Written corrective feedback

Metalinguistic explanations

Language-learning aptitude

Language-analytic ability

Working memory