Challenges of adapting English médium instruction into the Spanish university curricula and some novel solutions

Pierce McMahon, Joana and Argüelles Alvarez, Irina and Cuadrado Esclapez, Georgina and Robisco Martín, María del Mar and Millán, M. and Villarroel Robinson, Morris and Álvarez, I. and Sancho, Carlos and Salto-Weis Azevedo, Isabel and Dochao, L. and Blanco, J. and García, A. B. and González, M. M. and Martínez Núñez, Margarita and San José, F. and González Rodrigo, S. and Menoyo Luque, David and Benavente, E. and Rodríguez Herva, Jose Juan and Quemada Saenz-Badillos, Miguel and Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor and Rosado, E. and Hontoria Fernández, Chiquinquirá (2015). Challenges of adapting English médium instruction into the Spanish university curricula and some novel solutions. In: "9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference", 02/03/2015-04/03/2015, Madrid, España. p. 6.

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Title: Challenges of adapting English médium instruction into the Spanish university curricula and some novel solutions
Author/s:
  • Pierce McMahon, Joana
  • Argüelles Alvarez, Irina
  • Cuadrado Esclapez, Georgina
  • Robisco Martín, María del Mar
  • Millán, M.
  • Villarroel Robinson, Morris
  • Álvarez, I.
  • Sancho, Carlos
  • Salto-Weis Azevedo, Isabel
  • Dochao, L.
  • Blanco, J.
  • García, A. B.
  • González, M. M.
  • Martínez Núñez, Margarita
  • San José, F.
  • González Rodrigo, S.
  • Menoyo Luque, David
  • Benavente, E.
  • Rodríguez Herva, Jose Juan
  • Quemada Saenz-Badillos, Miguel
  • Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor
  • Rosado, E.
  • Hontoria Fernández, Chiquinquirá
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Event Dates: 02/03/2015-04/03/2015
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: INTED2015 Proceedings
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Producción Agraria
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The integration of the Spanish university system in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) demands a series of concrete proposals. As we advance in the implementation of the process of Bologna, it is necessary to contemplate a new paradigm of teaching/learning. Central to this new paradigm is the adaptation of the curricula into the English language medium (EMI). Among many strategies for internationalization of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) under adoption, this university has funded a project TechEnglish intends to facilitate the conversion of subjects and eventually degree programs into the delivery in the English Language. This paper details a work in progress and describes the collaboration between content teachers and applied linguistics. The three collaborative actions are currently underway: observation of classes by applied linguists, seminar delivery on topics requested by the content teachers, and materials development with the help of teaching assistants. We are convinced that this collaboration is the necessary ingredient to promote teaching and learning through English at our university.

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Item ID: 42361
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42361/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42361
Official URL: https://library.iated.org/publications/INTED2015
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Jul 2016 14:06
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 14:06
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