Raéz Padilla, Juan. English Language Teaching in the European Credit Transfer System; Facing the Challenge

Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication.
Vol. 75
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com

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Editor: María Luisa Pérez Cañado
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039116546 Pages: 251


This book seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice by
identifying the main challenges which the implementation of the ECTS
(European Credit Transfer System) is posing in language teaching. It
reports on the outcomes yielded by prominent European research projects
and  thematic networks and presents the insights of a prestigious set of
scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers from different parts of Europe.

The book is divided into four main parts. The first section examines the
coordination of language studies in the European Higher Education Area,
from general language policy development, to the practicalities of
coordinating whole degrees or drawing up ECTS study guides. The second
part analyses the concept of competencies within the Bologna process.
Methodological aspects are broached in the third thematic block by sharing
practical accounts and experiences across Europe. The final part seeks to
clarify the most important aspects with regard to evaluating language
learning in the new credit system, and examines learning outcomes, student
work hours, or ECTS credits.


Francisco Michavila: Preface - María Luisa Pérez Cañado: Introduction and
Overview - Ian Tudor/Wolfgang Mackiewicz: Bologna and Languages: Reference
Points for Higher Education Language Policy Development - Antonio Bueno
González/Jesús M. Nieto García: English Language Teaching in the European
Higher Education Area (EHEA): Towards Uniformity or Diversity? - Mike
Fleming: Perspectives on the Use of Competence Statements in the Teaching
of the English Language - Jesús Pérez González: Competencies in Language
Teaching: From their Conceptualisation to their Concretion in the
Curriculum - María Luisa Pérez Cañado/Paige D. Ware: Why CMC and VLE are
Especially Suited to the ECTS: The Case of Telecollaboration in English
Studies - Alfonso Ceballos Muñoz/Carmen Fernández Martín: Across the
Curriculum: English Transverse Activities in ECTS - Barry Pennock-Speck:
European Convergence and the Role of ICT in English Studies at the
Universitat de València: Lessons Learned and Prospects for the Future -
Rubén Chacón-Beltrán: Learner Autonomy and Lifelong Learning:
Technological Solutions in the European Higher Education Area - James
Lawley: An EFL Grammar Checker that Really Works: Making Bologna Come True
- Kent Löfgren/Terence Karran: Using Assessment with ECTS: Untangling the
Knots - Daniel Madrid/Stephen Hughes: The Implementation of the European
Credit Transfer System in Initial Foreign Language Teacher Training.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )



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