Language learning through cultural exchanges on site

Fernández Pérez, María Trinidad and Santiago López, Joaquín (2015). Language learning through cultural exchanges on site. In: "12th International Conference on Excellence in Education", 1-4 jul 2015, Cracovia.

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Title: Language learning through cultural exchanges on site
Author/s:
  • Fernández Pérez, María Trinidad
  • Santiago López, Joaquín
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 12th International Conference on Excellence in Education
Event Dates: 1-4 jul 2015
Event Location: Cracovia
Title of Book: The creativity - innovation challenge
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Innovation, Second language learning (L2), Virtual exchange, international coopèration, sustainability, inter-disciplinarity
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (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 Spanish educational system has been engaged in a far-fetching language program that promotes a bilingual training for a high number of students in most primary and secondary state schools. At tertiary level, most universities in Spain, among them the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid-Spain (UPM, require a B2 certificate (CEFR) to enroll in the compulsory subject “English for Professional and Academic Communication” . Even though students are supposed to have achieved a B2 level on completing their secondary education, experience over the last years shows that they are far from this high-intermediate level. Fully aware of this problem the UPM is promoting several programs of Innovation in Education to help students bridge the gap and obtain the B2 certificate. The Language Learning through Cultural Exchanges on Site Program presented in this article is based on a partnership between the UPM and the University of British Columbia, Canada (BCU) . This program offers opportunities for language learning (English-Spanish)through in situ encounters and acts as a model for innovation in language and culture engagement. This initiative aims to follow novel methodological trends such as the promotion of autonomous learning, self-assessment and peer-assessment

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Item ID: 42731
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42731/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42731
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Apr 2017 11:46
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 11:46
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