Language Communication Competencies in Engineering Education Revisited

Pierce McMahon, Joana and Durán Escribano, María del Pilar (2008). Language Communication Competencies in Engineering Education Revisited. "Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas", v. 3 ; pp. 59-71. ISSN 1886-2438.

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Title: Language Communication Competencies in Engineering Education Revisited
Author/s:
  • Pierce McMahon, Joana
  • Durán Escribano, María del Pilar
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas
Date: March 2008
ISSN: 1886-2438
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: engineering communication competencies, learning outcomes, second language acquisition, European Higher Education area, ESP
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Lingüistica Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The ability to learn languages and adapt communication competencies to the changing needs and situations of a global knowledge society and the European Higher Education area is becoming a necessity for future engineers. This article first discusses the demand for communication skills in Engineering Education in general. Secondly, it describes the present state of the Bologna process in Spanish higher education, which calls for a change in focus from an input model to an output one, in which learning outcomes are central. Finally, it summarizes the proposal of developing a ªbankº of language learning outcomes for Engineering Education studies framed within the European Language Portfolio. This bank of learning outcomes, expressed as ªcan doº statements, will serve three purposes: curricula guidance for teachers, guidelines for student life-long learning and autonomous learning.

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Item ID: 2453
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2453/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2453
Official URL: http://www.upv.es/dla_revista/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Mar 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:08
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