Óscar Alonso Álvarez has a degree in English from the University of León and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of English Philology at the University of Oviedo. He specializes in teaching English as a second language and English for specific purposes, and he has also worked teaching Spanish as a second language. He took part in the Visiting Scholars Program in USA and Canada sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education, for three academic years, where he specialized in Bilingual Teaching in the public schools in Chicago, Illinois. He has extensively participated in courses and workshops in teacher training, and his contributions as a speaker include teacher training workshops and conferences as an ELL specialist. He is currently completing a Masters in Gender and Diversity at the University of Oviedo where his research interests focus on gender dynamics in contemporary urban music.