Javier Moreno is a Lecturer in Spanish at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has carried out academic and research stays in Spain, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Firstly, he received his B.A. in Translation and Interpreting in Sevilla (Spain); with Spanish, English and French as his language combination. He is also a holder of an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Spain); and holds an M.A. in Institutional Translation (Universitat d’Alacant, Spain), for which his thesis was granted the Excellence Research Award by the Department of Translation and Interpreting.
His academic interests follow an interdisciplinary nature and lie in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies; more specifically, in the intersection between Language and Law. Javier has presented extensive work on research that explored innovative methodologies in the teaching of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) in Higher Education, setting a framework to structure such courses under a project-work methodology; and he has recently been featured as an LSP Educator by the International Network Of Business Language Educators (NOBLE), based at the Center of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. In the last three years, he has been a guest speaker at conferences in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Spain, and has been involved in the organization of symposia on language teaching and learning and Translation Studies. More recently, he was invited to address a plenary session on legal translation and language policy at McGill University (Montreal). He is a member of AGILE, the international Legal Translation Research Group at the University of London.
Over the past six years, he has held various academic positions and has convened courses in Spanish language and culture, Specialized Translation, Interpreting, and Business and Legal Spanish, among others. He has supervised Undergraduate and Graduate students on dissertations about Applied and Educational Linguistics, and Translation; and he is still collaborating in supervision for a number of programs in Spain and the United Kingdom. Before joining UCLA, Javier worked as part of the Spanish Faculty at several institutions in the United Kingdom (University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Heriot-Watt University); the United States (New Mexico State University) and Spain (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo); where he acts as a Language Coordinator in the Summer sessions.
M.A. in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language – Instituto Cervantes & Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (2015)
M.A. in Institutional Translation – Universitat d’Alacant (2015)
B.A. in Translation and Interpreting – Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla (2012)
– Graduate courses from the Master en Langues Étrangères Appliquées au Commerce International (Université de Rouen, France)
Applied and Educational Linguistics
Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP)
Language Policies in Multilingual Settings
Law and Language
Minority languages and ideology
Translation and Interpreting Studies (Legal and Business)