Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
CHALLENGES OF ADAPTING ENGLISH MEDIUM INSTRUCTION INTO THE SPANISH UNIVERISTY CURRICULA AND SOME NOVEL SOLUTIONS: TECHENGLISH
Year:2015

Research Areas
  • Higher education and university education pupils

Information
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.
International
Si
Congress
International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)
OTHERS
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-606-5763-7
Start Date
02/03/2015
End Date
04/03/2015
From page
6723
To page
6728
Proceedings of INTED 2015 Conference 2nd-4th March 2015
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Calidad de Suelos y Aplicaciones medioambientales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a Las Tecnologías de la Información y Las Comunicaciones
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
  • Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria