Academic Profile : Faculty

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Mrs Cristina Gonzalez Ruiz
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities
PhD candidate 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 in the Centre for Modern Languages (CML) at 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 Programme 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 Emotion in SLA, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), Language learning strategies and Oral presentation to improve language skills.

Research Grants
NTU EdeX Grant 2020-2021, Principal Investigator
Project title: "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 Minor in Modern Languages Coordinator
CML buddy to Tamil Language Coordinator
Member of the Talent Advisory Panel (TAP) by the People’s Association of Singapore

CML Research & Technology in Teaching Committee, Co-Chair
CML Programme Committee, Member
SoH Second Major in Modern Languages, Member
Her research interests include Spanish Language Teaching, Emotions in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Positive Psychology in Foreign Language Teaching, Gamification, Language Learning Strategies and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL).
  • ChatGPT and Foreign Language Education: Embracing the Winds of Change
2018: Nominated for the SOH Lecturers Excellence (LEX) Award for AY2017/18
2020: Nominated for the SOH Lecturers Excellence (LEX) Award for AY2019/20
Courses Taught
LS5001 - Spanish Language Level 1
LS5002 - Spanish Language Level 2
LS5003 - Spanish Language Level 3
LS5004 - Spanish Language Level 4