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Elisa Hidalgo is PhD student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, working under the supervision of Luisa Martín Rojo and Ana Llinares. Her research investigates selection processes in bilingual Spanish-English schools with a focus on local and non-local student trajectories in the transition to secondary education.

New Words, New Worlds: Beyond the horizon

New Words, New Worlds: Beyond the horizon

In October 2014, I was offered a short term scientific mission grant through the COST New Speakers Network.

Thanks to this opportunity, I visited the Institute of Multilingualism at the University of Fribourg, where I was welcomed by Alexandre Duchêne and his research team.

For the past two years, I have been working as a PhD student at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Luisa Martín Rojo and Ana Llinares.

During my stay at the Institute of Multilingualism, I was able to confront my research on bilingual schools in Madrid - in particular, selection processes in the transition to secondary education - with related studies in the context of Switzerland, thus furthering my knowledge in both ethnographic methodology and critical sociolinguistics.

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