Universidad de Córdoba


Víctor Pavón

I am Assistant Professor at the University of Córdoba (Spain), where I teach in the areas of EFL methodology and bilingual education. I’m also member of the Committee for Language Accreditation within the CRUE (the national association of Rectors of Spanish universities) and current Head of the Dpt. of English and German Philology. My main interests focus on research and development for capacity building, and subsequent competence building of staff, to support the implementation of bilingual education programmes.

Our team

Javier Ávila has been involved in research programs on Bilingualism and CLIL and has published articles on the topic (The International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; Porta Linguarum) and co-edited the book Aplicaciones didácticas para la enseñanza integrada de lengua y contenidos (AICLE/CLICL/ÉMILE). 

Cynthia Pimentel graduated in English Philology graduated in English Philology and holds a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education. She currently works as a lecturer at the University of Córdoba. Her areas of interest are CLIL and materials design.

Blanca Córdoba graduated in Translation and Interpreting and in English Studies at the University of Córdoba. Granted by the Ministry of Education to collaborate at the department of English and German Philology. Interested in English language teaching and learning.


The University of Cordoba (also known by the acronym UCO) is located in Córdoba, Spain. The UCO was granted charter in 1972, although its roots lie in Universidad Libre 1870. This young, mid-sized university (18,000 students, 1,400 teachers, 730 staff) is a dynamic institution that has successfully adapted to the current demands for excellence in teaching and proven scientific expertise.

Three different campuses gather the UCO academic offer in:  Humanities, Legal & Social Sciences; Science & Technology; Health Sciences.

The UCO is a University that stands out for its agri-food and environmental expertise. It coordinates five Andalusian universities within the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (ceiA3). This specialty is extended to the fields of Chemistry and Biology. It highlights all its tradition in Humanities and the area of Health Sciences, linked to leading hospitals in Spain (as the Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia) and the IMIBIC Institute.



The relevance given to using languages in schools has gained a status nowadays that places the languages of schooling as a fundamental factor for success in education. In view of the present situation, we believe that this project will help explore the teaching roles and perceptions of the teachers when handling with the complexities of the academic language in content subjects. Analysing teachers’ perceptions regarding the importance of the language for the students’ progression with the content is key to understand what has to be changed in teacher training programmes, and it will provide useful information to propose possible solutions to overcome the traditional separation of roles between content and language teachers.