Dr. Cristina Banfi
is Professor at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. She was Director of Languages in Education at the Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires. She has taught in Argentina, the UK and the US and she has taken part in international research and language policy projects in Latin America. She holds an M.Phil. (University of Cambridge), a Ph.D. (University College London), both in Linguistics, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Policy (University of Buenos Aires). She has published several books, including Los Primeros Pasos en las Lenguas Extranjeras and El Aprendizaje de Idiomas: Cómo Habla la Mente and many papers on language teaching and learning.