Ph.D. is author of The CLIL Trajectory: Educational Innovation for the 21st Century iGeneration, Córdoba Academic Press (2013); lead author of The Higher Education English Language Landscape: Ensuring quality in English language degree programmes VIU (2013); co-editor of Quality Interfaces: Examining Evidence & Exploring Solutions, Eichstätt Academic Press (2012); co-author of Uncovering CLIL, Integrated Learning in Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Macmillan (2008); and Content and Language Integrated Learning, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2010). He has recently co-edited a Special Issue on CLIL for ELT World Online (Centre for English Language Communication, University of Singapore), and CLIL in Action: Voices from the Classroom (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), and coordinated a TEDx event in Finland ‘Navigating the Horizon through Flexible Learning Paths’. He is a member of the Instituto Interuniversitario de Calidad y Buenas Prácticas International Academic Committee and is presently involved with authoring publications on teaching through English in Latin American higher education, and the impact of technologies on young people in education. In 2016 CLIL (Cambridge University Press) and Uncovering CLIL (Macmillan) are to be re-published by the Center for Civil Integration and Inter-Ethnic relations, Georgia, alongside The European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education by the Ministry of Education, Slovakia.
Received her Ph.D. from George Mason University and specialized in bilingual/multicultural education. She directs Academic Language Research & Training, LLC, and provides professional development on content-based ESL/EFL, sheltered instruction, and academic literacy worldwide. Formerly she was a Division Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC where she co-developed the research-validated SIOP Model for sheltered instruction. She has directed research studies on English language learners funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education, among others. Her publications include numerous journal articles, the SIOP Model book series for Pearson, and several ESL textbook series for National Geographic/Cengage. She has presented at conferences around the U.S. and in Europe, South America, the Middle East, and New Zealand. She taught English as a second/foreign language in New York, California, Virginia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is on TESOL International’s Board of Directors.
With a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University, Dr. Schleppegrell is currently a professor of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research studies language in learning with particular attention to L2 learners. She has published widely on the challenges of teaching and learning history as well as about language in mathematics, language arts, and science and has worked with teachers for more than 15 years. Recently, she led a multi-year study to develop functional linguistics approaches to support primary school teachers in engaging in discussion with language learners about the texts they read and write.
Works as a consultant and trainer for the Federation of Basque Schools, based in San Sebastián (Spain) and at the University of the Basque Country. He taught English Phonetics and Linguistics before moving into materials writing and teacher-training for the Basque Government and then for the Federation of Basque Schools, and has been closely involved in their award-winning plurilingual project, ‘Eleanitz’. He has been involved in several European projects, and has written a wide variety of CLIL textbooks for the Basque and Spanish curriculum. He re-designed and co-authored the new CLIL online course ‘CLIL Essentials’ for the British Council and teaches methodology to university lecturers who wish to teach through English. He is a member of the advisory committee on competence-based education for the European Commission. He is currently working on CLIL-based language materials for a a new competence-based curriculum in the Basque Country and is the co-author of the new book on CLIL entitled ‘Putting CLIL into Practice’ (Oxford University Press 2015).