José P. Ruiz Campillo
José P. Ruiz-Campillo has a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and a Master's in Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Universidad de Granada (Spain). He has taught Spanish at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas of the Universidad de Granada (1991-2007), and as a collaborating professor at the Instituto Cervantes in Munich (2008). In addition, he is regularly invited as a guest professor in the Master’s programs at different universities. He has also taught several continuing education courses for Spanish teachers in many Instituto Cervantes centers and in other academic institutions in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
My main interest is in updating the methods of Spanish grammar teaching to a cognitive-operational focus. One example of this interest that stands out is my doctoral thesis, titled La enseñanza significativa del sistema verbal: un modelo operativo, where I developed a map of the Spanish verb system based on spatial values instead of temporal values, intended as an educational tool in the classroom.