Instituto Cervantes

AVE Global authorship

  • AVE Global technical-educational team
  • Background and acknowledgements

AVE Global technical-educational team

AVE Global is the result of a project designed and supervised by the Cervantes Institute. Project technical coordination was conducted by its Academic Directorate (Organization and Academic Project Department), Technical Deputy Secretariat (IT Department) and Communication and Promotion Directorate (Digital Communication Department and Department for the Furtherance of Trade).

The teaching materials comprising AVE Global were designed and developed by the Organization and Academic Project Department’s Applied Technology and Academic Project Unit. The members of the technical-educational team are listed below.      

Head of the Organization and Academic Projects Department

  • Álvaro García Santa-Cecilia

Technologies Applied to Teaching Spanish Unit Manager

  • Olga Juan Lázaro

Technical and educational team

  • María Gil Bürmann
  • César Sanz de la Morena
  • Antonio Ramos Álvarez
  • Juan Luis Montoussé Vega
  • Javier Llano Díaz-Valero (contractor)

Collaborators (various departments)

Saudade Artiaga, Aurora Duque, Héctor Ferrández, Guillermo García, Marta García, Marisa González, Adela Iriarte, Beatriz Jiménez, Almudena Labrador, Lola Montero, Rosa M.ª Pérez y Salvador Salmerón

Background and acknowledgements

AVE Global is the result of a technological and educational update (conducted between mid-2013 and late 2014) of the materials comprising the Aula Virtual de Español (AVE) platform’s General Spanish Courses.

An Academic Directorate educational team coordinated by OlgaJuanLázaro whose membership included Aurora Duque de la TorreJavier Fruns GiménezMaría Gil BürmannMilagros Ortín Fernández and César Sanz de la Morena, was responsible for educational design and development. The following experts also participated in course development: Eva Araña, Gerardo Arrarte, Juan Pedro de Basterrechea, Ana Blanco, Nora Carbonell, Rafael Castillo, Matilde Cerrolaza, Alicia Clavel, Celia Díaz, Mercedes Fontecha, Ana Gainza, Belén García, Carmen García, Sergi Gisbert, Susana Gómez, Montserrat Hidalgo, Germán Hita, Jorge Jiménez, Manuel Lorente, José María Luzón, Javier Llano, Felipe Martín, Mar Martínez, María Dolores Martínez, María José Menéndez, Inmaculada Molina, Daniel Morón, Guillermo Ochoa, Silvia Olalde Vegas, María Antonia Oliva, Pilar Paricio, Isabel Pérez, María Jesús Quiñones, José Ignacio Sánchez,María Dolores Sanchís and Inés Soria.

Humberto López Morales, María Antonieta Andión Herrero and María Luisa Gómez Sacristán were the scientific advisors consulted for thematerials used in the General Spanish Courses (2000-2013).The following institutions participated in material development in the same period, 2000-2013, as well as in project implementation: TANDEM, Escuela Internacional de MadridUniversidad de La Rioja, Universidad de Alcalá and Universidad de Alicante.

The Cervantes Institute wishes to express its most cordial thanks to all the aforementioned people and institutions for helping to lay the project foundations and for the time and knowledge devoted to the launch of the first phase of the AVE's General Spanish Courses.