Academic Profile

PhD in Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching (2019 – ongoing)
MA in Applied Linguistics - University of Jaen (2010)
MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language - University of Leon (2007)
MA in Leisure & Tourism Management - University of Deusto (1998)
BA (Hons) in Leisure & Tourism Management - London Metropolitan University (1997)
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Cristina is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Modern Languages (CML), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has been instrumental in establishing and strengthening the Spanish Language Programme since its inception in 2002. She holds the position of Spanish Language Coordinator and, besides teaching at all levels of Spanish proficiency, she is also an accredited examiner for the DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), administered by the Instituto Cervantes and issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain.

She is a firm believer in integrating enabling technology into the curriculum with the aim to best support students in achieving the course learning objectives while providing them with the best possible learning experience. Thus, she has developed blended learning courses that integrate game-based learning technology and peer instruction into the curriculum design and assessment through the adoption of the Flipped Classroom model.

She has published in the areas of Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Language Learning Strategies and Oral Presentation to Improve Language Skills.

Research Grants
NTU EdeX Grant 2020-2021, Principal Investigator
CML and NIE language project titled Enhancing collaborative language and culture learning through wikis: A comparative study.

Teaching Service
Peer Teaching Consultant under SOH Peer Teaching Consultation Programme
Peer Mentor under the SoH Peer Mentoring Programme
CML buddy to Tamil Language Coordinator
Representative of the Minor in Modern Languages (MML)
Member of the Talent Advisory Panel (TAP) by the People’s Association of Singapore

Committees
CML Minor in Modern Languages representative
CML Technology in Teaching Committee, Co-Chair
CML Programme Committee, Member
SoH Second Major in Modern Languages, Member

Honours and Awards
2018: Nominated for the SOH Lecturers Excellence (LEX) Award for AY2017/18
2020: Nominated for the SOH Lecturers Excellence (LEX) Award for AY2019/20
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Mrs Cristina Gonzalez Ruiz
Senior Lecturer

Her research interests include Foreign Language Learning, Gamification and SLA, Emotions in Language Learning, Language Learning Strategies and Teaching and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL).
 
  • Enhancing Collaborative Language and Culture Learning Through Wikis: A Comparative Study
 
  • González Ruiz, C. (2021). The effect of integrating Kahoot! and peer instruction in the Spanish flipped classroom: the student perspective, Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, 8:1, 63-78. DOI: 10.1080/23247797.2021.1913832

  • González Ruiz, C., Bech, E. and Mustafa, H. (2021). Enhancing Collaborative Language and Culture Learning through Wikis: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 2021, ILTAL2021, 19-20 June, Hong Kong.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2019). El Efecto de Integrar un Sistema de Respuesta del Estudiante basado en juegos en la Clase Invertida de E/LE en Educación Superior. Paper presented at IV International Conference on Applied Linguistics to Foreign Language Teaching, Madrid, Spain.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2018). Effectiveness of a Flipped Spanish Foreign Language Classroom in Higher Education: A Case Study from Singapore. Paper presented at II International Conference on New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching, Granada, Spain.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2018). El formato de presentación PechaKucha: herramienta innovadora y eficaz que fomenta la comunicación oral en el aula de español como lengua extranjera. Paper presented at VI Jornadas de Formación de Profesores de Español en Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2016). 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies: Student Perceptions of the Use of PechaKucha Presentations in Spanish as a Foreign Language. EDULEARN 16 (pp. 7504-7512) Barcelona, Spain: IATED.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2016). Student Perceptions of the Use of PechaKucha Presentations in Spanish as a Foreign Language. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies EDULEARN 16, 4-6 July, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Thanasingam, S. and González Ruiz, C. (2011). Factors Affecting Learner Success in an ESL Self-Access Programme: A Case Study. RELC Anthology Series, 52, 91-109.

  • Thanasingam, S. and González Ruiz, C. (2011). Factors Affecting Learner Success in an ESL Self-Access Programme: A Case Study. Paper presented at 44th RELC International Conference.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2009). El Uso de Estrategias de Comunicación Oral entre Aprendientes de E/LE en un Contexto Asiático. In Proceedings of I Congreso de Español como Lengua Extranjera en Asia-Pacífico (CE/LEAP), 146-165. http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/biblioteca_ele/publicaciones_centros/pdf/manila_2009/11_investigaciones_04.pdf

  • González Ruiz, C. (2009). El Uso de Estrategias de Comunicación Oral entre Aprendientes de E/LE en un Contexto Asiático, Paper presented at I Congreso de Español como Lengua Extranjera en Asia-Pacífico (CE/LEAP), Manila, Philippines.

  • González Ruiz, C. (2009). Español Básico para Alumnos Chinos. [Review of the book Español Basico Para Alumnos Chinos: Gramática y Recursos Comunicativos, by Maximiano Cortés and Shuru Fang] Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 6 (2): 221-222. http://e-flt.nus.edu.sg/v6n22009/rev_gonzalesruiz.pdf

  • González Ruiz, C. (2008). El Uso de las Estrategias de Comunicación Oral por Estudiantes Iniciales de E/LE en una Universidad de Singapur: ¿Necesidad de Entrenamiento? RedELE 9. http://www.mepsyd.es/redele/Biblioteca2008/CristinaGonzalez.shtml