Fernando Rubio is one of L2TReC's Co-Directors and Associate Professor of Spanish. Professor Rubio helps launch L2TReC in 2012. "I am generally interested in the acquisition of Spanish as a second/foreign language, particularly the influence of different learning contexts on acquisition. My most recent project looked at the effect on fluency of a technology-enhanced pedagogical approach. I am currently preparing to launch a research project that will result in the creation of a large corpus of L2 learner language in a variety of languages." Rubio said about his research interests.