Ass. Prof. Mauricio Véliz-Campos is an associate professor of applied linguistics, TESOL, and related courses at Universidad Andrés Bello. Head of School, Assistant Professor at Universidad de Talca. 20 plus years’ experience in higher education management, teaching, and research, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in some of the world’s and Latin America’s best universities (Universidad Andrés Bello, Stanford University, Universidad de Talca). Extensive experience developing and implementing academic projects eligible for public funding. Implemented several initiatives aimed to innovate in teacher education through CLIL methodologies and enhance faculty and student mobility. Active presenter at international EFL/ESL-related conferences. Research interests and publications include L2 assessment, critical issues in TESOL, language identity, the study of the various variables affecting English pronunciation learning at teacher education level, namely language aptitude, language learning strategies, and language motivation. Strong interpersonal and analytical skills; bilingual (Spanish/English); conversational French.
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