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Oportunidance Team - Spain

Xavier Pascual, Ph.D. Associate Professor

xavierDomains of competence: methodology of teaching foreign languages; intercultural  communication.

He is currently working as French teacher at EOIBD and as Associate Profesor and researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

In the past he has also taught Spanish and Catalan for foreigners and currently is teaching French and doing research on developing intercultural Competence.

46 years old, his professional activity encompasses 20 years in several countries and he has participated in several international educational projects and has consulted  in two different projects relating to teaching and learning foreign languages organized by the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz for the Council of Europe.

His ceaseless appetite for international travel and cultural interaction has allowed his passion to become his profession .

Hobbies: photography, travelling and diving.

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Gemma Rovira

gemmaDomains of competence: methodology of teaching foreign languages; intercultural communication.

Fluent in five languages, she is currently working as a Dutch teacher at EOIBD. In the past he has also taught English and Catalan for foreigners in Spain and Spanish for foreigners in Belgium. She has taught Spanish at the European institutions and has  participated in European projects while working in Belgium.

She has followed and given many trainings for language teachers in several countries, and some of the materials presented were published. She enjoys creating materials in order to motivate her students to develop their love for other languages and cultures.

Gemma is a passionate reader and traveller and her love for languages makes her a vocational teacher.

Hobbies: Travelling, reading, meeting new people and arts and crafts.

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