Jaime Ulises Ramírez Vega is a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and
Literature (English Literature) from the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature,
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
He has specialized in TEFL/SLA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Second Language) during his professional career. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. In his early academic life, Ulises also completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in the Instituto Politécnico Nacional.
In 2017, Ulises concluded a Specialization in English Language Teaching as a Foreign Language at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. He has given conferences and talks on TEFL and how to include ICT in Language Education in different locations.
He teaches English at Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) and is currently a permanent English teacher at Escuela Nacional Prepratoria “José Vasconcelos”- UNAM.
His current research in Education is centered on the relationship between the self-regulated learning and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE); Hybridization and the theory of Openness in VLE; the theory of Presence in VLE. In TEFL/SLA, Ulises is interested in CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), the role of materials in language teaching and learning, learner autonomy and learner strategies in language learning, focus on form within TBLT (Task Based Language Teaching), CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and PBL (Project Based Learning); teacher knowledge and beliefs and the relationship between theory and practice.
His published articles in peer-reviewed journal are varied, the most prominent are: “Introducing Virtual Activities” which promotes a methodology for incorporating ICT and PBL in class; “El profesor y sus múltiples facetas” describes the different roles a language teacher can play in a classroom.