Rubén Barderas Rey holds a Master’s Degree in English Studies and is currently a PhD candidate at University of Corunna (Spain). He worked as a Spanish language assistant (1998-99) and as a visiting teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language (1999-2002) in the United States.
He taught English in Spain between 2004 and 2015, and also worked as a foreign language adviser for the Galician government (2010-2013). He has been actively involved in teacher training (assessment and CLIL) and collaborated with the European Commission as an external evaluator for the Lifelong Learning Programme and Erasmus+ (2012-2015).
Since September 2015, Mr Barderas has worked as an education adviser for the Spanish Embassy Education Office in the United Kingdom, based in London.