Javier Muñoz-Basols is full professor of Spanish at the University of Oxford. He has lectured at universities in the United States, France and the UK. Numerous research articles of his on teaching Spanish as a foreign language, translation, Hispanic literature, cultural studies and social anthropology have been published. He has been co-author for didactic materials in which the linguistic component of humour is combined with its use in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Some of his salient publications are the books Spanish Idioms in Practice: Understanding Language and Culture (Routledge, 2013), on idiomatic language; Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica (Introduction to Current Hispanic Linguistics: theory and practice) (Routledge, 2016), in which the reader is introduced to the main areas of Hispanic linguistics. He is co-editor of the publication The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching: (methodologies, contexts and resources for teaching L2 Spanish (Routledge 2018). Likewise, he is coeditor-founder of Journal of Spanish Language Teaching (Routledge).