Ruiz Laiseca, Helen
Perfil professional
Experiència professional

  • 1992– present

Second and Third Language teaching and literature- a plurilingual approach towards additional language teaching

Teaching additional languages has traditionally been associated with teaching practices that encourage the isolation of languages in the children's school curriculums. The new perspective about this subject is to consider the need to make boundaries between languages softer by including the concept of plurilingualism and using children's mother tongues to learn additional languages.

ESL teacher for students of Psychology, Teacher Training, Speech Therapy and Sports Science

I teach English for Academic Purposes using tailored teaching methods and materials to satisfy the students’ different degree requirements. This includes blended learning using the Moodle platform and other new technologies.

English language trainer

I provide advanced English language training to university lecturers and administrative staff.

Lecturer in English Teaching Methodology: theory and practice

I teach a module on literature for children. I cover topics such as the evolution of children’s literature, storytelling and selection criteria, and pluriculturality in children’s literature.

English department coordinator

For a period of 3 years, I coordinated the English department for the Psychology, Pedagogy and Speech Therapy Faculties to facilitate and ensure the best possible teaching.

General English teacher

I teach general, instrumental English at Common European Framework levels A1 to C2.

Collaborator with the International Department

I assist the International Department in the selection of students for international study programs.


•       1991–2001       Universidad de Barcelona (Escola d’Idiomes Moderns) Barcelona

English teacher

As a full-time teacher, I taught at Common European Framework levels A1 to C2. I also taught English for specific purposes (writing courses, oral fluency courses, intensive English learning courses).

Self-Access centre coordinator

I coordinated the English section for the University’s three Self-Access Centres. I both created and organised teaching materials. I offered students personalised counselling and assessment.


•       1988–1991 Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao

English teacher

I taught English at Common European Framework levels A1 to C2 in various faculties. I also taught English in the schools of Tourism and Business Management. I organized and taught Business English courses.


•       1998–1999       Lanser (Language Services), Bilbao

English teacher

I worked for multinational companies (e.g. Reckitt and Colman) teaching on site Business English courses.


•       1996–1998       Private schools, Bilbao

English teacher

Before finishing my studies, I taught children at a number of private schools in Bilbao.


Experiència internacional


Càrrecs de direcció, gestió o coordinació

Altres mèrits

21/10/2016Màster Universitari en Innovació Pedagògica i Lideratge Educatiu en el Segle XXIUniversitat Ramon Llull
01/07/1988Helena Ruiz LaisecaUniversidad De Deusto

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