Jermaine S. McDougald
Jermaine McDougald holds a M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a Specialization in Educational Management and a Specialization in University Teaching. He is the Director of Faculty and Research and Editor of the Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning, Universidad de La Sabana (Colombia). He has published book chapters and articles in different journals nationally and internationally. He is also an Academic Specialist consulting on bilingual projects with the Colombian Ministry of Education and the British Council. His current research interest includes CLIL, ICTs in ELT, Teacher Training and International Education. He is the director of the research group: LALETUS – Language Learning and Teaching Universidad de La Sabana.
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Carl E. Anderson
Carl Edlund ANDERSON teaches in the Master’s programs for in-service English teachers at the Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana (Chía, Colombia). He holds an A.B. in Folklore & Mythology from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from the Faculty of English (Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic) at the University of Cambridge, as well as a CELTA from the British Council in Bogotá, Colombia. Currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Latin American Journal of Content & Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL), his research interests include CLIL, rhetorical communication, intercultural studies, world/international Englishes, historical philology, and Colombian minority languages and cultures.
Liliana Cuesta Medina
Liliana Cuesta Medina is an Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana (Chía, Colombia) in the Master in Language Teaching –programs. She holds a Ph.D. in English Philology from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED-Madrid, Spain), a B.A. in English and Spanish from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Bogotá, Colombia), and a Specialization in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of English from the Universidad La Gran Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia). She has been involved in national and international teacher development programs, mainly in EFL, e-learning, and e-tutoring. Her research areas include CALL, CLIL, academic writing, teacher education, cyberbullying, and learners’ self-regulation in blended/virtual learning environments, on which topics she has published in a number of indexed journals and conference proceedings.
Claudia Acero is currently working as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Languages and Cultures at University de La Sabana in Chía, Colombia, South America where she teaches and tutors for the master’s programs in English Language Teaching–Autonomous Learning Environments- (in site) and Self-Directed Learning (online). Her experience in education includes teaching in all language levels from elementary school to graduate programs in private and public institutions, and also the design of language courses and subjects such as Didactics for English Language Teaching, Introduction to Phonetics, Setting Up and Optimizing Language Resource Centers I, Self-access Language Learning Materials, and Introduction to Research. She co-designed and administered a Teacher Development Course for Teachers of the Secretaría de Educación de Cundinamarca, Colombia called MEN TDP. Her work experience includes the direction of the Universidad de La Sabana language program and its language resource center –Studium-, and academic coordination of the online graduate program. She has also acted as the research director of several graduate students´ research projects. Her research interests relate to educational management, technology in language learning, development of autonomy, online learning environments, collaborative learning, teaching identities and teacher reflection.
Claudia Patricia Alvarez A.
Patricia Alvarez works as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Languages & Cultures at the Universidad de La Sabana where she tutors for the undergraduate and Master's programmes. Her experience at the graduate level includes the design and delivery of mainstream subjects and the coordination of teacher training programmes. Her research ranges over online environments, the implementation of formative assessment practices and teacher identity and education.
Holds a Master’s degree in TESOL – (Teaching English as a second or foreign language) from Lancaster University in England, a Specialist degree in Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of English from La Gran Colombia University and a Bachelor’s in Spanish and English from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia. She is a professor at Universidad de La Sabana at the graduate level. She is currently one of the ICELT tutors in the Master in English Language Teaching-Autonomous Learning Environments programme. She teaches the course ‘Reflective Teaching’ to third semester students. Her areas of research include the professional development of foreign language teachers, academic writing and the development of speaking skills.
Maria Sonia Jimenez
Holds an MSc in Teaching English for Specific Purposes from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England, and is a certified ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching) tutor from the University of Cambridge. She is also a certified IELTS examiner. Her main interests are teachers’ professional development and research related to autonomy in language learning. She has worked at different universities in Bogotá including Universidad de La Sabana where she has been working for fourteen years. In addition, she has taken part in the Teacher Development Programme of the Ministry of Education and the British Council as part of the "Programa Nacional de Bilingüismo" scheme. She has co-designed two master programmes for English teachers at Universidad de La Sabana: the Master in English Language Teaching -Autonomous Learning Environments face-to-face programme and the Master in English Language Teaching for Self-directed Learning online programme.
Pedro Maldonado Chacón
Pedro Maldonado Chacón has been teacher and teacher trainer for over thirty years at a number of schools and universities. He has been part of the teaching staff of the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures for thirteen years. He co-designed the Master in English Language Teaching – Autonomous Learning Environments program of Universidad de La Sabana and participated in the design and implementation of the Teacher Development Program (TDP) of the National Ministry of Education in the framework of the National Bilingual Program. Mr Maldonado’s main interests are focused in the search and generation of strategies for meaningful learning and personal growth through presential and online student-centered activities. He holds a BA in Education and a Master’s Degree in University teaching from Universidad de La Salle, and is an ICELT (In-Service certificate in English Language Teaching) Main Tutor and Moderator, certified by the University of Cambridge - English Language Assessment.
Ana María Ternent de Samper
Ana María de Samper obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and holds two Masters Degrees in Education from the same university. She has over 30 years’ experience at all education levels, both in teaching and administrative positions. Her special interests are in teacher training, teaching and leading for understanding, technology in education, visible thinking and learning, cooperative learning and English teaching. She has been an online tutor for Havard’s Wide World courses in Spanish and a participant in special projects related to bilingualism, leadership in education, science teaching and learning, and international accreditation. She presently works as professor, consultant, and researcher with the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at the Universidad de La Sabana, in Bogota, Colombia.
Juliana Patricia Llanes Sánchez
Holds a Summa Cum Laude PhD in Language Pedagogy from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and she graduated in Modern Languages at Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga and finished a master’s degree in modern languages applied to Communication in France. She is a professor-researcher in the Faculty of foreign languages and cultures at Universidad de La Sabana. Her research interests relate to foreign language teaching and learning in educational settings, cultural competence development, collaborative learning as well as intercultural education and diversity.
Rosa Dene David
Rosa began her teaching career in Bolivia, and since then she has taught in Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and the United States. Rosa is a Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at Universidad de La Sabana where she teaches both in the undergraduate and graduate program. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Portland State University. Rosa currently serves as an Interest Section Leader for TESOL International and is an Associate Editor for the Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning. Her research areas include supporting students with learning differences, World Englishes, critical pedagogies, rural communities and language education, teacher and student identity, and intercultural communication.
Diana Carolina Durán Bautista
Diana Durán is an assistant professor and researcher at the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana; where she is also the foreign languages area coordinator. She teaches a course about Learner Autonomy and Self-Access Materials in the Master in Language Teaching-Autonomous Learning Environments and teaches English as a Foreign Language to undergraduate students. She has also acted as a research director and counselor of graduate students´ theses and research projects, and as one of the English academic coordinators of the EFL program. Diana holds a MA degree in English Language Teaching for Self-Directed Learning from Universidad de La Sabana, a graduate diploma of arts in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages TESOL from Anaheim University, and a BA degree in English Language Teaching from Universidad Industrial de Santander. Her research Interests include instructional technology, curriculum design, learner autonomy, and professional development.
Diana Gómez Pereira
Dr. Diana Gómez-Pereira is a professor of foreign language education in the Department of Foreign Languages at the Universidad de La Sabana. She teaches courses on foreign language learning theories and courses for the Minor in Intercultural Studies. Diana received her Doctorate in Education in the field of Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Pittsburgh, in the United States and she has taught Spanish to elementary, high school, and college students in both private and public schools and universities in the United States. Her research interests include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), dynamic assessment, English language teaching, academic writing, Genre-Based Approach and systemic functional linguistics. Prior to the nine years that Dr. Gómez-Pereira spent working in the United States, she graduated from the Languages Program at the Universidad Industrial de Santander. In the spring of 2010, she completed a Master’s in Education (MEd) with an emphasis in Foreign Language Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and then she joined the School of Education to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language. Dr. Gómez-Pereira has presented her work in national and international conferences throughout the United States, Colombia, Mexico and other countries. In August 2018, Dr. Gómez-Pereira joined the faculty team in the master’s program at the Universidad de La Sabana, and she is excited to contribute to this dynamic team, shaping student experiences at this institution, and pushing forward new research initiatives. She is currently working in several research projects in partnership with researchers not only in Colombia but also in the United States.
María Catalina Caro Torres
Ma. Catalina is a teacher trainer in the Master’s programs for in-service English teachers at the Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, Colombia. Additionally, she is coordinates the Learning Support Programs of the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish teaching from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and a Master in Language Teaching-Autonomous Learning Environments from Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, Colombia. Her research interests include technology integrated to language teaching and design of materials for teaching languages in virtual and hybrid learning environments.