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Pages: 2672-2674
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

AVATARS AS A TOOL FOR THE INTEGRATION OF NON SPANISH MOTHER TONGUE STUDENTS

S. González Aguilera1, R. Fernández Pascual2, L. González Aguilera3

1University of Jaén (SPAIN)
2University of Granada (SPAIN)
3University of Malaga (SPAIN)
For non Spanish mother tongue students, it may be difficult to be in a classroom, full of people talking fast and using technical terms. At the beginning of the course, the professor gives important information about the development of the subject, and sometimes foreign students are not able to full understand it. This may difficult the correct incorporation of the student to the classroom.

Avatars is a tool that may improve the subject image and will benefit the motivation of the pupils (both Spanish and non Spanish speakers).

For this reason we use an avatar who introduces in different languages (Spanish, English, German and French) the following information about the subject:

•Table of contents.
•Bibliography.
•Evaluation method.
•Course tutoring timetable.
•Practice activities development procedure.
•Information about the use of the virtual learning platform.
•Other important information.

It is important to highlight that we do not pretend to teach in a language different than Spanish, the goal is to give a tool in different languages that allows the pupil to understand the dynamic of the subject at the beginning of the course.
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author = {Gonz{\'{a}}lez Aguilera, S. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez Pascual, R. and Gonz{\'{a}}lez Aguilera, L.},
title = {AVATARS AS A TOOL FOR THE INTEGRATION OF NON SPANISH MOTHER TONGUE STUDENTS},
series = {4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-3324-4},
issn = {2340-1095},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {2672-2674}}
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SN - 978-84-615-3324-4/2340-1095
PY - 2011
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CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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S. González Aguilera, R. Fernández Pascual, L. González Aguilera (2011) AVATARS AS A TOOL FOR THE INTEGRATION OF NON SPANISH MOTHER TONGUE STUDENTS, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 2672-2674.
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