Gemma Santiago Alonso was born in 1972 in Madrid (Spain), studied Spanish Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid, and obtained her PhD at the University of Ljubljana, where she has been teaching since 1998. She is a member of the National Bachelor Examination Committee for Spanish at the National Examination Center of Slovenia (since 2008), an evaluator at the National Examination Center of Slovenia (since 2004), and, since 2009, an evaluator and examiner for Diplomas in Spanish as Foreign Language (DELE) at the Cervantes Institute of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Her areas of interest are Second Language Acquisition and Cognitive Linguistics, the learning/teaching of grammar, and Error Analysis, and she is also active as a Teacher Trainer. She is the co-author of various books for Spanish students. Her research has been published in several journals and conference proceedings.