Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor and San Jose Martinez, Fernando and Hontoria Fernández, Chiquinquirá and Adán del Río, Ángeles and Blanco Fonseca, Maria and Calderon Fernandez, Fernando and Carbonell Padrino, Maria Victoria and Chaya Romero, Carolina and Fondevila, Guillermo and González González, Trinidad and Marín Ferrer, Carmen and Mira Pérez, Sara and Molina Fernández, Antonio and Pereira Jerez, David and Quemada Saenz-Badillos, Miguel and Ricote Lazaro, Luis and Sánchez Monje, Rosa and Sanz Cobeña, Alberto and Albir, María
Assessment for English language education on the programs at the Agricultural Engineering School of Madrid.
In: "EGU General Assembly 2014", 27/04/2014-2/05/2014, Viena (Austria). p. 1.
The convergence process among European academic degrees pursues the exchange of graduate students and the adaptation of university programs to social demand. Within the framework of the European Higher Education, European universities will need to be more competitive not only by increasing or maintaining the student enrolment, but also in their academic performance. Thus, the reinforcing of English language education within the University Programs might play an important role to reach these objectives. In this sense, a complete survey was accomplished at the Agricultural Egineering School of Madrid (ETSIA ) addressing issues such as: identification the needs for bilingual instruction at ETSIA, identification resources needed and interest and background in English language of students and professors (San José et al., 2013). The conclusions and recommendations to promote the bilingual instruction in the ETSIA, taking into account the approaches followed by other Spanish universities, are presented in this work.