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Lara, Rebecca; Mora, Joan C.; Pérez-Vidal, Carmen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The current study analyzes the oral production of advanced learners of English who have Catalan and Spanish as their first languages. Subjects participated in study abroad (SA) programmes in English-speaking countries as part of their undergraduate studies. A role-play task was used to elicit speech from learners prior to SA and upon arrival from…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mora, Eva Infante; Greenwood, Davydd; Ivanchikova, Melina; Castilla-Vázquez, Carmen; Cid-Rodríguez, Rafael; Díaz, Bartolomé Miranda; Flores-Macías, Gustavo A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This section of the account of the action research and thorough reform of the CASA-Sevilla study abroad programme describes how the courses in the fields of anthropology, history and art / art history were changed. It explains why a pedagogical reform was needed, the choices faculty members made and the difficulties they faced. Transitioning to an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Active Learning, College Programs
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Quintana, Carmen Delia Dávila; Mora, José-Ginés; Pérez, Pedro J.; Vila, Luis E. – European Journal of Education, 2016
This article aims at clarifying whether and how University Business Cooperation (UBC) can be expanded from knowledge transfer to the core field of education. Higher education institutions exert a decisive influence by teaching students to understand academic theories, methods and areas of knowledge, contributing to their cultural enrichment and…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Universities, Business, Educational Cooperation
Herrero, Carmen, Ed.; Vanderschelden, Isabelle, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book demonstrates the positive impact of using film and audiovisual material in the language classroom. The chapters are evidence-based and address different levels and contexts of learning around the world. They demonstrate the benefits of using moving images and films to develop intercultural awareness and promote multilingualism, and…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Olmedo-Buenrostro, Bertha Alicia; Delgado-Enciso, Iván; Sánchez-Ramírez, Carmen Alicia; Cruz, Sergio Adrián Montero; Vásquez, Clemente; Mora-Brambila, Ana Bertha; Rodríguez-Sánchez, Iram P.; Martínez-Fierro, Margarita L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2016
The purpose of the study was to identify the current status of backpack weight in primary schoolchildren in Colima, Mexico, in relation to gender, school grade level, and body mass index. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 240 randomly selected children from 20 primary schools. The participating children's parents signed statements of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Body Weight, Gender Differences
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Mora, Carmen Fonseca – ELT Journal, 2000
Considers the value of relating music and language in the English-as-Foreign-Language (EFL) classroom. This "melodic" approach is based on evidence that musicality of speech has an effect not only on the pronunciation skills of EFL students but also their entire acquisition process. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Music, Oral Language
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Borges, Guilherme; Nock, Matthew K.; Medina-Mora, Maria Elena; Benjet, Corina; Lara, Carmen; Chiu, Wai Tat; Kessler, Ronald C. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2007
Nationally representative data from the Mexican National Comorbidity Survey are presented on the lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset (AOO) distributions of suicide ideation, plan and attempt and on temporally prior demographic and "DSM-IV" psychiatric risk factors. Lifetime ideation was reported by 8.1% of respondents, while 3.2%…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Suicide, At Risk Persons, Epidemiology
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Corradini, Erika, Ed.; Borthwick, Kate, Ed.; Gallagher-Brett, Angela, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Languages sit firmly in the skill-set of the 21st-century graduate. In an increasingly multicultural and multilingual job market, monolingual graduates are at a disadvantage: as the recent Born Global report (2016) notes, "multilingualism has now become the new normal". The contributions in this collection are imbued with this idea and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism
Hoffman, James V., Ed.; Schallert, Diane L., Ed.; Fairbanks, Colleen M., Ed.; Worthy, Jo, Ed.; Maloch, Beth, Ed. – National Reading Conference, 2006
Close to 1,100 people attended the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida from November 30-December 3, 2005. A record number of proposals were submitted this year (548), with 392 papers, symposia, and round tables accepted. This year's conference theme was inclusiveness and synthesis…
Descriptors: Research Design, Research Methodology, Reading Research, Synthesis
Secada, Walter G., Ed.; Ortiz-Franco, Luis, Ed.; Hernandez, Norma G., Ed.; De La Cruz, Yolanda, Ed. – 1999
This book focuses on a number of salient research and practice issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics among the second largest minority group in the United States, Latinos. Chapters include: (1) "Understanding the Needs of Latino Students in Reform-Oriented Mathematics Classrooms" (Judit N. Moschkovich); (2) "Latinos,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Hispanic Americans