I am an Assistant Professor of French and English Language Teaching at Universidad Central del Ecuador, in Quito.
Currently finishing my PhD at KU Leuven (ITEC, an imec research group) and UCLouvain (CENTAL team) in Belgium, I work on dialogue-based CALL, more precisely on task-oriented dialogue systems (chatbots) for language learning, at the intersection of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and natural language processing (NLP). My research focuses on the instructional design and the evaluation of the effectiveness of dialogue-based CALL systems for L2 proficiency development, in particular L2 fluency.
I am a PhD candidate in Linguistics thanks to a SENESCYT scholarship (Ecuador). Previously, I worked as a research assistant at UCLouvain on reflexive writing in general education.
PhD in Linguistics, ongoing
Agrégation in Romance Languages, 2007
MA in Romance Languages, 2007
BA in Romance Languages, 2004