Aprendizaje de contenidos a través del Español como Segunda Lengua en la Educación Superior: un puente entre la lengua y el conocimiento

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https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.1.17

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CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING, ACADEMIC SPANISH, SPANISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN HIGHER EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED LANGUAGES, STUDENT MOBILITY, UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONALIZATION

Abstract

In Spanish universities there are increasingly more students who attend content courses taught in Spanish without this being their first language and who therefore simultaneously learn the language in which the course is taught as much as the content of the course, without any specific language instruction. In this article, we address this problematic situation of Spanish as a Second Language in Higher Education through the lens of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). First, we review the theoretical foundations of CLIL teaching methods and Academic Spanish teaching and learning, offering a state of the matter. Second, we show the work being done in this area by the Research Group in Acquisition and Instruction of Second and Foreign Languages at the University of Alicante (ACQUA). The conclusions constitute the third and final part, in which we summarize the results of the work done and propose future directions of research

Author Biography

Susanna Pastor Cesteros, Universidad de Alicante

Susana Pastor Cesteros is a Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Alicante, where she has worked both as an instructor and as the academic coordinator for the Spanish for Foreigners program. Specializing in Spanish as a Foreign Language, she is the author of Aprendizaje de segundas lengua: Lingüística aplicada a la enseñanza de idiomas (2004), as well as co-editor of Tendencias y líneas de investigación en adquisición de segundas lenguas (2001) and La evaluación en la enseñanza y aprendizaje del español como L2 y SL (2008). She directs the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Research Group (ACQUA) at the University of Alicante and has served as president of the Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (ASELE) since October 2008.

Published

11/30/2014

How to Cite

Pastor Cesteros, S. (2014). Aprendizaje de contenidos a través del Español como Segunda Lengua en la Educación Superior: un puente entre la lengua y el conocimiento. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 1(1), 15–30. https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.1.17

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