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Relaño-Pastor, Ana Maria; Fernández-Barrera, Alicia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article focuses on the 'native speaker effects' (Doerr, N. M., ed. 2009. "The Native Speaker Concept: Ethnographic Investigations of Native Speaker Effects." Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter) pertaining to the construction of eliteness in Spanish-English CLIL-type bilingual programmes in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Spanish, Bilingual Education Programs, Language of Instruction
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Navarro-Pablo, Macarena; López-Gándara, Yiyi; García-Jiménez, Eduardo – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
Research on the integration of digital resources and materials in CLIL contexts is still scant. This article presents the results of a study carried out in eight schools in the province of Seville. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect the data regarding CLIL teachers' and learners' opinions on the intergration of digital resources…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries
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Jauregi, Kristi; Melchor-Couto, Sabela – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The TeCoLa project promotes telecollaboration to foster meaningful foreign language learning particularly in secondary schools throughout Europe. In 2018, a number of pilot experiences are being conducted. This paper focusses on one of these pilot experiences, where learners from a Dutch secondary school and a Spanish primary school…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Secondary School Students
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David – Language and Education, 2017
The popularity of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) continues to spread in education systems around the world. However, and despite the large number of studies recently published, we know little about how CLIL teachers and management teams feel regarding CLIL. In this paper, we analyse two contentious matters that require further…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Native Language, Course Content
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Roothooft, Hanne; Breeze, Ruth – Language Awareness, 2016
A relatively small number of studies on beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF) have uncovered a mismatch between teachers' and students' attitudes which is potentially harmful to the language learning process, not only because students may become demotivated when their expectations are not met, but also because teachers appear to be reluctant…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Oral Language
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Russell, Victoria; Allison, Sarah; Jacob, Ashley; Wingate, Kristina; Taft, Hilaria – Dimension, 2016
This chapter describes an effort to internationalize a foreign language education initial teacher certification program through a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) grant project that was funded by Valdosta State University. The purpose of the QEP grant was to foster discipline-specific inquiry skills among undergraduate students and to promote the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Competence, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers
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Guillamón-Suesta, Francisco; Renau Renau, Maria Luisa – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2015
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has emerged in European education as an effective method to enhance and reinforce students' competence in English and skills while covering traditional content areas. This paper presents a research study into CLIL in secondary education in the area of Castellón in the Valencian Community, Spain. Our…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Milla, Ruth; García Mayo, María Pilar – International Journal of English Studies, 2014
This paper addresses the issue of corrective feedback (CF), a topic widely investigated in the last few decades (Sheen, 2011), and instructional context. We observed and recorded the oral interaction of an intact class of thirty Spanish intermediate-level high-school learners and two teachers in two settings: a traditional form-oriented English as…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Plo, Ramón; Hornero, Ana; Mur-Dueñas, Pilar – International Journal of English Studies, 2014
Curent national curicula, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and EFL materials highlight the importance of the students' development of oral skils. This study stems from a cros-sectional survey of the teaching of oral skils in Secondary Education in a Spanish local context (Aragón) caried out in 2012 on both teachers and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Litzler, Mary Frances – Online Submission, 2014
Many people in Spain are studying English in order to find jobs in this country or to migrate as a result of the economic crisis. Language classes, however, are limited in duration and are often not enough to enable students to progress as much as they would like to. Language learners have to spend a considerable amount of time out of class…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries
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Bruton, Anthony S.; Marks, Emilia Alonso; Fernandez, Angeles Broca – Hispania, 2010
A survey was conducted with public secondary school students of English as a foreign language in Spain and with similar public secondary school students of Spanish in the United States on their perceptions of writing likes and needs. Their teachers were surveyed as well. In general, the perceived needs outweigh the likes, and the students of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Needs, Student Interests, English (Second Language)
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Gimeno Sanz, Ana; Martinez Saez, Antonio – Online Submission, 2008
The way in which examinations influence teaching and learning is called washback. This study examined the attitudes of 100 teachers towards the computerization of the English section of the Spanish University Entrance Examination paying special attention to the nature and scope of these changes, and the constraints and benefits. A 10 item…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, College Entrance Examinations, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes