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Page: 2787 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1598

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT SKILLS TO BE AN EMPOWERED STUDENT IN THE ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM: A PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT GOAL PROJECT

I. Mejias

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (COSTA RICA)
Personal improvement skills are necessary to asses our abilities and qualities, consider our aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximize our potentials. When students start learning a second language is necessary to master personal improvement skills to be able to meet needs, strengths and weaknesses in language learning. This paper will firstly focus on defining what is meant by personal improvement skills by making a distinction of being empowered and empowering students own language learning process. Secondly, the necessary skills, situational factors, tasks, students and instructors roles will be explained in order to motivate students empowerment. This conceptual clarification will be helpful to understand what is expected from personal improvement skills and students empowerment. Finally, this paper will describe the experience of the development of a personal improvement goal project to encourage students’ empowerment in the integrated English courses at Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica, Campus Sarapiqui.
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I. Mejias (2016) PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT SKILLS TO BE AN EMPOWERED STUDENT IN THE ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM: A PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT GOAL PROJECT, ICERI2016 Proceedings, p. 2787.
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