Raquel Criado Sánchez

  • Universidad de Murcia

  • Departamento de Filología Inglesa. Facultad de Letras. Campus de La Merced. Santo Cristo, 130001MurciaEspaña

  • E-mail: rcriado@um.es

Campos científicos de interés

  • Adquisición y aprendizaje
  • Enseñanza de lenguas y diseño curricular
  • Psicología del lenguaje, lenguaje infantil y psicolingüística
  • Lingüística de corpus, computacional e ingeniería lingüística

Palabras clave de la investigación desarrollada

  • applied linguistics
  • L2 (Second/Foreign) language writing
  • Cognitive Instructed SLA
  • Form-focused Instruction
  • Approaches and Methods in L2 (Second/Foreign) Language Teaching
  • History of Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Education

Palabras clave de la transferencia del conocimiento desarrollada

  • Foreign Language Teaching materials (design; content and use analysis)


Raquel Criado is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Murcia, Spain, where she also serves as the Academic Secretary of the Department. She has held Visiting Scholar positions at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom; Georgetown University and the University of Maryland, USA; and the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Until 2018, she was part of the Research Group E020-02, Computational Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, and Lexicography (LACELL). Her research primarily focused on applying findings from cognitive Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) to the detailed analysis of foreign language teaching materials dating from the 19th century onwards. This work aimed to inform effective classroom pedagogical practices to potentially enhance students' linguistic learning. Within the aforementioned line of research, she received the "Leocadio Martín Mingorance" English Language and Linguistics Research Prize in 2010 (15th edition) from the Spanish Association for English and American Studies (AEDEAN).

Since joining the Research Group E020-14 Applied Linguistics: Instructed Second Language Acquisition (LA_L2) in 2018, her research interests have broadened to the cognitive dimensions of second/foreign language writing. Raquel Criado is currently involved in the research project titled "Monomodal and Multimodal L2 Writing: Effects of Individual and Task-Related Variables on Writing Processes and Products" (PID2022-127544NB-I00; PIs: Cerezo and Manchón). In this project, she coordinates a study focusing on the impact of task-related variables on writing processes and the outcomes of both pen-and-paper and digital writing tasks.

Between 2009 and 2015, she co-directed the "Language Teaching and Syllabus Design" Panel of AESLA (Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics) and led the "Corpus, Language Acquisition and Teaching" Panel of AELINCO (Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics). She also served as the Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of English Studies (IJES) from 2010 to 2013. Since 2015, she has fulfilled the role of external evaluator for the Spanish State Research Agency. Since 2020 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of AESLA, evaluating submissions for the AESLA Research Awards.

Raquel Criado has co-supervised three PhD dissertations and is currently co-supervising a fourth. In 2021, she was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Higher Education Teaching through the former Docenti.UM program, now known as DOCENTIA-UMU, at the University of Murcia, Spain.

For more information, please visit her profiles at Academia.edu (https://murcia.academia.edu/RaquelCriado) and ORCID (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0444-3901).