Vikash Kumar Singh is Assistant Professor (Spanish) at the School of Foreign Languages, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He is responsible for the supervision of all the aspects of the Spanish language courses.
His early dream was to be a foreign language speaker; therefore his first degree (B.A. Hons.) was in Hispanic Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2003. Later, he obtained an MA in Hispanic Studies from the same university in 2005 and Post Graduate Doctoral Research Studies in Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Máster Oficial en Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera) from the Centro de Formación de Profesores del Instituto Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares and Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain in 2007.
During his pre-doctoral research studies he was actively involved in the research-teaching practice (A1-B1 level as per the CEFR) at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Madrid-Jesús Maestro, & Centro de Formación de Profesores, Instituto Cervantes, Spain. The results of this experience were accounted in the research work: Análisis de necesidades de los alumnos indios de ELE en las Universidades indias- Recomendaciones para un Currículo centrado en el alumno, submitted to the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain in 2007 under the fellowship of Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (Ministry of External Affairs and Cooperation, Govt. of Spain).
He was awarded Diploma in Spanish Language (Superior level) by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain in 2004; Certified Examiner of DELE (Diploma of Spanish as Foreign Language)-official accreditation issued by Instituto Cervantes, Spain on behalf of Ministry of Education & Culture of Spain in 2006; and Diploma of Spanish (Superior level) – official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education & Culture of Spain in 2008. He has also done Advanced Diploma of Proficiency in Portuguese and Certificate of Proficiency in Italian from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
After his return from Spain, he started teaching Spanish at Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & Latin-American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Embassy of Peru in India (under India-Peru Friendship Association), New Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi, Young Women’s Christian Association, New Delhi as a visiting faculty first and later, as Assistant Professor at School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU.