A language exchange program: sustainability innovation in language and culture engagement

Fernández Pérez, Trinidad; García Pérez, Grisel y Santiago López, Joaquín (2013). A language exchange program: sustainability innovation in language and culture engagement. En: "11th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA'13)", 09/09/2013 - 12/09/2013, Orlando, Estados Unidos. pp. 159-163.

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Título: A language exchange program: sustainability innovation in language and culture engagement
Autor/es:
  • Fernández Pérez, Trinidad
  • García Pérez, Grisel
  • Santiago López, Joaquín
Tipo de Documento: Ponencia en Congreso o Jornada (Artículo)
Título del Evento: 11th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA'13)
Fechas del Evento: 09/09/2013 - 12/09/2013
Lugar del Evento: Orlando, Estados Unidos
Título del Libro: 11th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA'13)
Fecha: 2013
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Innovation; Sustainability; Second language (L2) learning; Virtual exchange; International cooperation; Interdisciplinarity
Escuela: E.U. de Arquitectura Técnica (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Lingüistica Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

Spanish Educational Laws have been promoting the widespread use of English; as a result, Spanish Uni versities are looking for ways to give students more international training in order to prepare them for a future that will increasingly involve global problems and partnerships. Therefore, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (UPM), and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada (UBCO) have come together to offer opportunities for international collaboration and learning, thus facilitating virtual encounters among Spanish and Canadian students. The Language Exchange Program between the UPM and UBCO acts as a model for sustainability innovation in language and culture engagement as the students can interact with native speakers in communication tasks. This interdisciplinary initiative supports the latest methodological principles observed in the Common European Framework for Languages, such as autonomous and life-long learning, self-assessment and peer-assessment as well as the incorporation of new technologies to the learning process. Additionally the ‘virtual’ mobility is provided at no extra cost. This article presents the preliminary results of two virtual exchange programs that have been offering varied forms of study which are venue-independent, and have clearly expanded the range of scenarios for the students on both sides by promoting collaborative work and cultural exchange.

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Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 29 Abr 2015 11:29
Ultima Modificación: 29 Abr 2015 11:30
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