Ron Martinez


Ron Martinez holds a PhD in English from the University of Nottingham and an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford, with over 25 years of experience in the language teaching profession. He currently leads a number of initiatives related to the internationalization of higher education in Brazil, in particular at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (Curitiba), where he is advisor on international education policy, as well as director of Brazil’s first academic writing center, which he founded. He is especially interested in English for Academic and Specific Purposes, including English for Research Publication Purposes and Business English, especially with respect to issues related to vocabulary. His research in those areas has featured in several academic journals, and he has also (co)authored over 20 books and book chapters on those subjects . In addition, Ron Martinez is a former Cambridge CELTA trainer and has extensive experience in teacher training, currently heading a transdisciplinary faculty development program in English Medium Education that has received grants and awards from national and international agencies, including the British Council.