Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid, Spain) is a leading higher education institution founded and administered by the Society of Jesus. We are committed to the person, educational innovation and ethical and social commitment, to contribute to scientific innovation and a critical and transformative sense. The CLIL team is made up of passionate teacher educators and researchers devoted to the training of future pre-primary, primary and secondary school teachers.


From left to right
Alfonso López Hernández (OSCE coordinator); Magdalena Custodio-Espinar (OSCE member); Birgit Strotmann; Eva Jechimer; Olga Martín Carrasquillas; Lyndsay Buckingham.

Alfonso López-Hernández, Head of Studies in Education and Physical Activity and Sport Sciences works as full-time lecturer at the Department of Education of Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid, Spain). He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), a PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a CELTA Diploma in language teaching from Cambridge University. He has extensive experience as a pre-service and in-service teacher trainer, specializing in foreign language (English) and CLIL teacher education. His main areas of research include EFL/CLIL teacher education, collaborative teaching in higher education, and English for Specific Purposes (E.S.P.). He is also a freelance translator and publishes travel stories in his blog (https://bsidetravels.com/).

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