Language learning through cultural exchanges on site

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


Título: Language learning through cultural exchanges on site
  • Fernández Pérez, María Trinidad
  • Santiago López, Joaquín
Tipo de Documento: Ponencia en Congreso o Jornada (Artículo)
Título del Evento: 12th International Conference on Excellence in Education
Fechas del Evento: 1-4 jul 2015
Lugar del Evento: Cracovia
Título del Libro: The creativity - innovation challenge
Fecha: 2015
Palabras Clave Informales: Innovation, Second language learning (L2), Virtual exchange, international coopèration, sustainability, inter-disciplinarity
Escuela: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Departamento: Lingüistica Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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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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