Jesús Hernández González (PhD student)

Thesis title: Academic literacies for deeper learning: A longitudinal study of CLIL in Primary Science Classrooms


Jesús Hernández is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, with a Master's degree in Bilingual Education and a Bachelor's degree in Primary Education. Previously, he has worked as a MFL teacher in schools in Tenerife. He has been a language advisor in an Inset teacher training centre, coordinator of the CLIL Programme in the Department of Education of the Canary Islands and Education and Language Advisor of the Spanish Embassy Education Office in the United Kingdom. Since 2006 he has been designing MFL curricula for the Canary Islands Department of Education. He has experience in curriculum development and the creation of CLIL learning situations. He has published articles and didactic guides on the teaching of Spanish, especially for primary school teachers. He is currently a teacher trainer of Spanish teachers for children at the Instituto Cervantes in London and an online designer of CLIL courses for the Department of Education of the Canary Islands. He is also a member of the Learning through Languages UK consortium for the promotion of bilingual teaching in the United Kingdom.


2018-2019. University Degree in Primary Education. Camilo José Cela University (Spain)

2015-2016. Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education. International University of La Rioja (UNIR) (Spain)

2015. Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign and Second Language. Isabel I University (Spain)

1995-1998. Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education: teacher of English. University of La Laguna (Spain)

Responsibilities & affiliations

2017-present. Member of the Advisory panel of Learning through Languages UK

2015-2019. Member of the Global Futures Steering group. Welsh Government

2014-2017. Member of the MFL Expert Subject Advisory Group for Primary. Department for Education (DfE)

Current research interests

–Bilingualism and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) –Deeper learning in Language Teaching and Learning –Academic literacies in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) pedagogy –Curriculum development in Language Teaching and Learning

Past research interests

–Active methods in Language Teaching and Learning (Flipped Learning, Design, Creative, critical and Visual thinking) –Affective and Emotional Domains in Language Teaching and Learning

Conference details

Hernández González, J.M., & Julián de Vega, Principles and theoretical foundations of CLIL. La Laguna In-Service Teacher Training Centre, Tenerife 17 February 2020.

Hernández González, J.M. & Julián de Vega, C. CLIL in England: the emergence of Foreign Languages. Cross-curricular Language Learning: Putting CLIL into Practice, University of Sheffield Hallan, 21-22 June 2019.

– Hernández González, J.M. CLIL in motion: an integrated perspective of approaching Languages. European Enrichment Day, Europa House, London, 14 January 2019

– Hernández González, J.M. CLIL como modelo sostenible & Europa como oportunidad para el profesorado y alumnado. Generating CLIL bridges. Lanzarote, Spain, 11 May 2017

Hernández González, J.M., & Julián de Vega, C. First steps in CLIL, the emergences of foreign languages. Primary and Secondary MFL Conference, University of Westminster, 25 June 2016

Hernández González, J.M., Julian de Vega, C., & Barderas Rey, R. CLIL in the UK: The Emergence of Foreign Languages. Understanding CLIL, Celebrating Diversities, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1 April 2016

– Hernández González, J.M. Teaching CLIL and Bilingual Sections. European Enrichment Day Conference, Europe House, London, 18 January 2016

– Hernández González, J.M. Words and dreams. Pedagogic orientation for the teaching of

– Hernández González, J.M. CLIL through stories. Primary and Secondary MFL Conference, University of Westminster, 14 November 2015

Hernández González, J.M., & Sánchez Pérez, D. Designing CLIL. Language Learning Matters, University of Goldsmith, London, 24 April 2014