Begoña Bellés Fortuño holds a PhD in English Philology by Universitat Jaume I in Castelló. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of English Studies at Universitat Jaume I, where she currently lectures English Studies degree students as well as in the degrees of Medicine and Tourism. She also teaches English courses for future Erasmus students and for graduate students within the frame of Erasmus +. She has coordinated the International Programmes Exchange for the English Studies degree students for more than eight years. She is currently the Director of the Interuniversity Institute of Modern Applied Languages (IULMA) at Universitat Jaume I.
She was a Morley Scholar in the ELI (English Language Institute) at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) in 2007, where she worked together with the MICASE team. She has been a visiting researcher in Universities such as Mid Sweden University (Sweden), Katolische Univesität Eichstaett (Germany) or the University of Edinburgh (UK).
Her research interests are focused on Discourse Analysis, and more concretely, academic discourse both written and spoken, as well as on Contrastive and Corpus Linguistics, as her latest national and international publications show. In the educational side, she runs an educational project on CLIL in the university classroom.
She has published articles in RESLA (Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada) and Verbeia, she has a co-authorship of the book Hablar inglés en la universidad: Docencia e Investigación (Septem ed. 2008), the co-edition of the book Corpus-Based Approaches to English Language Teaching (2010, Continuum), among other publications.
Her current interest is the creation of an academic multimodal corpus with pedagogical purposes, both in English and Spanish, and the study of empowerment in discourse.