Maikel Aguilera Leyva


Short Biography:

Originally from Cuba, Maikel is a CELTA (Grade B) qualified teacher. English instructor with a B.A in English and French as a Second Language, and a master’s degree in Pedagogy of English as a Foreign Language. Additionally, he is a TOEFL iBT and FCE (Grade A) C1 English level certified instructor.  He has been an EFL teacher for 10 years, most of them at university level. Furthermore, he is collaborative and always willing to learn new things. Currently, he works at YachatTech University.


Research interests:

Ways of giving feedback



Cultural implications for learning

Importance of motivation when learning English


Selected publications:

Preferences toward Oral Corrective Feedback in EFL classrooms at ESPOCH