Senior Lecturer. Director of the Spanish Language Program

Alberto Bruzos Moro (Ph.D. Linguistics, Universidad de León, Spain) has been working at Princeton University since 2005. Since 2011 he holds a position as Senior Lecturer, director of the Spanish Language Program, and co-director of the study abroad program Princeton in Spain.

As director of the Spanish Language Program at Princeton, he has overseen the redesign of the whole Spanish language curriculum. His view of foreign language education is informed by a wide range of theories and approaches, which includes sociocultural theory, discourse analysis and critical pedagogy. He is particularly interested in pedagogies that create opportunities for students to go beyond the classroom and become members of communities of practice where the target language is spoken, such as telecollaboration and service learning.

He has published articles on linguistic relativism, semantic motivation and the pragmatics of irony. Currently, his research interest lies in language ideologies, the role of language in the critique of neoliberalism and the commercialization of foreign language education. He is working on a series of articles that examine foreign language teaching as a language industry. 

Recent publications

“De camareros a profesores” de ELE: La mercantilización del español y de su enseñanza como lengua extranjeraSpanish in Context, 14/2, 230–249

El capital cultural del español y su enseñanza como lengua extranjera en EE.UU. Hispania, 99/1, March 2016, 5-16

“Import / export”: aproximación crítica a los discursos sobre el español como recurso económico en el campo del español como lengua extranjera (ELE). marcoELE, 23

El futuro de los programas de español y portugués en los departamentos de lenguas modernas: Visiones alternativas (Forthcoming in Hispania, 2017 Centenary Issue)

“Encuentros con el español:” A case study of critical service learning in the Latino community. (Forthcoming in the AAUSC Volume 2017: Engaging the World: Social Pedagogies and Language Learning, edited by Sébastien Dubreil and Steve Thorne)


Entrevista en TVProfeDeELE sobre el análisis del discurso sobre ELE. December 2016

Radio Ambulante: Entering the classroom with Alberto Bruzos Moro. February 2016