A holistic experience in the integrated learning of specialized English and content in Engineering degrees

Argüelles Alvarez, Irina (2013). A holistic experience in the integrated learning of specialized English and content in Engineering degrees. "Language Value", v. 5 (n. null); pp. 48-75. ISSN 1989-7103. https://doi.org/10.6035/ LanguageV.2013. 5 . 4.

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Title: A holistic experience in the integrated learning of specialized English and content in Engineering degrees
Author/s:
  • Argüelles Alvarez, Irina
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Language Value
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1989-7103
Volume: 5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Content and Language Integrated Learning, Information and Communication Technologies, holistic approaches, tertiary education, skills and capacities
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (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

This paper aims to outline a theory-based Content and Language Integrated Learning course and to establish the rationale for adopting a holistic approach to the teaching of languages in tertiary education. Our work focuses on the interdependence between Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in particular regarding the learning of English within the framework of Telecommunications Engineering. The study first analyses the diverse components of the instructional approach and the extent to which this approach interrelates with technologies within the context of what we have defined as a holistic experience, since it also aims to develop a set of generic competences or transferable skills. Second, an example of a course project framed in this holistic approach is described in order to exemplify the specific actions suggested for learner autonomy and CLIL. The approach provides both an adequate framework as well as the conditions needed to carry out a lifelong learning experience within our context, a Spanish School of Engineering. In addition to specialized language and content, the approach integrates the learning of skills and capacities required by the new plans that have been established following the Bologna Declaration in 1999.

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Item ID: 33396
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33396/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33396
DOI: 10.6035/ LanguageV.2013. 5 . 4
Official URL: http://www.languagevalue.uji.es/index.php/languagevalue/article/view/86
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Apr 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 15:29
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