Javier is involved in the development, teaching, and administration of SPAN, LANG and LING topics with the Discipline of Languages, Linguistics, TESOL and Communication. He is also part of different working groups including CHASS Student Success WG and formerly part of the CHASS Digital Education WG.
Javier has been actively involved in the training and support of language teachers in SA for a long time, and collaborates regularly with teaching professional associations (STASA, MLTASA) and education organisations (SACE Board of SA, Education Office of the Spanish Embassy in Australia), as well as with a number of multicultural community groups.
As a Teaching Specialist, his work focuses on language teaching and learning, including the use of digital technologies; the embedding of wellbeing-promoting practices into the curriculum; and WIL experiences for language students.
Master in Applied Linguistics, University of Adelaide, Australia
Master in Film Script Writing, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Graduate Certificate in ELE (Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language), International House, Spain
Licentiate in Philosophy and Education, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
2016 Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant (with Associate Professor Eric Bouvet, Dr Daniela Rose, Dr Maria Palaktsoglou, Ms Lynn Vanzo and Dr Rosslyn von der Borch) – for enhancing language students’ WIL learning experience in the community through the development of a framework for language placements.
Discipline Lead, Applied Linguistics and TESOL
Coordinator, Masters of Language Studies
President, Spanish Teachers' Association of SA
Secretary, Spanish Teachers' Association of SA
Committee member, Modern Languages association of SA
Language Consultant, SACE Board of SA
Interpreter/Translator, Adelaide United FC
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