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Pages: 4448-4457
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain


In university education, the acquisition of knowledge of a foreign language is one of the instrumental skills that were proposed in the "Tuning" on European convergence of higher education. The accreditation in a foreign language, often in English, both from the learners as teachers is a priority for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and therefore Spanish University. The implementation of bilingual degrees promotes international mobility. This occurs during the formative phase of undergraduate and graduate academic, thanks to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and also during the period of professional development or work increasingly unified in the member countries of the European Union. This bilingualism or multilingualism is promoted by the European Commission through various documents. It follows that one of the missions of universities is to provide its students with foreign language competence to prepare them for a career globalized. In addition, ongoing language training will help achieve goals in various areas, such as learning throughout life, mobility, labour competitiveness, development in economic area, cultural and social relations.

To contribute to the acquisition of skills in a foreign language (English) in 5 subjects of Health Sciences, taught in 4 degrees studies from the University of Alicante (Optics and Optometry, Nursing, Nutrition and dietetics and exercise sciences and sports), we propose a pilot of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), in which we learn, both the content of the discipline by the use of a foreign language as a foreign language is learned by studying the program content teacher. This paper addresses a first assessment of this methodology review provided by 7 teachers involved in the teaching of these subjects, and the point of view of three graduate students participating in the "Project research networks in university teaching 2012-2013".

Using bilingual teaching materials applied in theoretical and practical activities, encourages student motivation for learning the language universally recognized scientific. Establishing common minimum standards on aspects to be included in the teaching materials are developed. A sample survey will be designed to assess the degree of improvement in the domain of English for the learning of course content.
author = {Angulo Jerez, A. and Altavilla, C. and Aus{\'{o}} Monreal, E. and Belloch Ugarte, V.J. and de Fez S{\'{a}}iz, M.D. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez S{\'{a}}nchez, L. and Garc{\'{i}}a Velasco, J.V. and Guti{\'{e}}rrez Flores, E. and Noailles Gil, A. and Viqueira P{\'{e}}rez, V.E.},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {4448-4457}}
AU - A. Angulo Jerez AU - C. Altavilla AU - E. Ausó Monreal AU - V.J. Belloch Ugarte AU - M.D. de Fez Sáiz AU - L. Fernández Sánchez AU - J.V. García Velasco AU - E. Gutiérrez Flores AU - A. Noailles Gil AU - V.E. Viqueira Pérez
SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2013 Proceedings
SP - 4448
EP - 4457
ER -
A. Angulo Jerez, C. Altavilla, E. Ausó Monreal, V.J. Belloch Ugarte, M.D. de Fez Sáiz, L. Fernández Sánchez, J.V. García Velasco, E. Gutiérrez Flores, A. Noailles Gil, V.E. Viqueira Pérez (2013) ENGLISH TEACHING MATERIALS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 4448-4457.