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Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe

Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe is Full Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU. She has also been the Coordinator of the Language Courses for Foreign Students at the UPV/EHU (2004-2010) and since 2016, she has been the Coordinator of the Degree in English Studies at the UPV/EHU. She teaches undergraduate courses at the UPV/EHU and graduate courses and seminars at the UPV/EHU and several national and international universities, mainly on L2 and L3 acquisition, multilingualism and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

She has been the principal investigator of several national projects granted by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Innovation, which incorporate several national and international researchers and experts. She has also participated in a number of European projects, some of them funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). Part of her research has been complemented with long-term research stays at the University of Reno (2007), McGill in Montreal (2008), Trinity College in Dublin (September-December 2009), Georgetown University (2010), Oxford University (September-December 2010), Harvard University (2011), University of Hawaii at Manoa (2012), University of Miami (2016), Stanford University (2017), and University of Cape Town (2019). She has also carried out international teaching stays at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia, 2009), Limerick University (Ireland, 2010), Università degli Studi di Bari (Italia, 2012) and Università degli Studi di Padova (Italia, 2019). She has four six-year research periods (sexenios) awarded.

She is a member of the editorial board of several journals such as the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, the International Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education, the International Journal of Literacy, Culture and Language Education and UJA Editorial (Lingüística). She has given invited talks and keynote speeches at universities and conferences in Spain, in Europe (Belgium, France, UK, Ireland and Greece), in the USA, and the rest of the world (Colombia, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Uzbekistan, among others).

She held the position of director of the acquisition and teaching panel of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics, AESLA (2007-2014). Since 2007 she has been an external expert in several international research projects and a reviewer at ANEP (Spanish Evaluation and Foresight Agency). She has also been a member of the Accrediting Commission E-20-Arts and Humanities- of ANECA (Spanish National Agency of Quality Evaluation and Accreditation) from 2016 to 2019 and since 2022 she has been the Secretary of the Review Commission E-20 of ANECA. She evaluates promotion applications in North American universities. She is a reviewer for most impact journals and publishers in her research area. An expert in public speaking, she is a Distinguished Toastmaster of the organization Toastmasters International.

Very keen on sports, she has completed the six World Marathon Majors: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City, and a number of triathlons, mainly in Spain.

 

 

Research Interests

Her recent publications have focused on:

– Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).  Her book Content and Foreign Language Integrated Learning: Contributions to Multilingualism in European Contexts, co-edited with Juan Sierra and Francisco Gallardo del Puerto, received the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA) award for senior researchers in 2013.

– The acquisition of  English as a second and a third language.

Multilingualism.

Projects

Books

Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe. (2019) La lectura en lengua extranjera. Pub.:Octaedro. ISBN: 978-84-17667-59-7.  Abstract
Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe, Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (2019) Enseñar hoy una lengua extranjera. Pub.:Octaedro. ISBN: 978-84-17667-58-0.  Abstract
Roy Lyster, Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (2018) Instructional practices and teacher development in CLIL and immesion school settings (Special Issue). Pub.:International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. ISBN: .  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Roy Lyster. (2018) Content and language integration in higher education: Instructional practices and teacher development. Pub.:International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Special Issue). ISBN: .  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe. (2017) Multilingualism and L2 Acquisition: New Perspectives on Current Research. Pub.:Routledge. ISBN: .  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (2016) Content and Language Integrated Learning: Language Policy and Pedagogical Practice. Pub.:Great Britain: Routledge.. ISBN: -.  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Jasone Cenoz. (2015) Language, Culture and Curriculum Journal (Special Issue): Content-based Instruction and CLIL: moving forward in the 21st century. Pub.:Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN: -.  Abstract || PDF
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe. (2015) International Journal of Multilingualism, 12, 4 (Special Issue): Multilingualism and L2 acquisition: New Perspectives on Current Research. Pub.:Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN: -.  Abstract || PDF
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (2013) International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Special issue): CLIL: Language Policy and Educational Practice. Pub.:Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 1367-0050.  Abstract
Leyre Ruiz de Zarobe, Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (2012) Speech Acts and Politeness across Languages and Cultures. Pub.:Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-3-0343-06119-9.  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Francisco Gallardo-del-Puerto, Juan Manuel Sierra. (2011) Content and Foreign Language Integrated Learning: Contributions to Multilingualism in European Contexts (Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics Award, 2013). Pub.:Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-3-0343-0074-2.  Abstract
David Lasagabaster, Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (2010) CLIL in Spain: Implementation, Results and Teacher Training. Pub.:Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers. ISBN: ISBN (10): 1-4438-1857-7.  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe, Jiménez Catalán, R. M. (2009) Content and Language Integrated Learning: Evidence from Research in Europe. Pub.:Birstol: Multilingual Matters. ISBN: 978-1-84769-166-8.  Abstract
Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe. (1996) La actuación del parámetro pro-drop en la adquición del inglés como segunda lengua. Pub.:Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco. ISBN: 84-7585-846-5.  Abstract

Journal Papers

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Conference Papers