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Pages: 1293-1297
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain

EXPERIENCE OF INTRODUCING ENGLISH SEMINARS ON A FINANCIAL COURSE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

Seminars are becoming a more popular practice in Higher Education which provides students a more applied view about the contents dealt in the subject and from the experience of professional experts in the area. In this context, our study aims to respond how lectures and students face the challenge of implementing English seminars in a traditional background classroom and from the experience. Lecturers’ goals and concerns as well as student’s motivation are explored in this study considering that there is ongoing a transitional process towards multilingualism in the classroom. The results obtained from a survey show that the seminars contribute to promote critical thinking and interaction through opened questions and debates conducted afterwards. Moreover, students improve their language skills through informal networking which approach them to the real work environment. But a reluctance to change is identified and further action is necessary to address the Spanish education model to the standards set by the European Higher Educational Area (EHEA).
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author = {Soler-Dom{\'{i}}nguez, A. and Ramos Mezquita, J.M. and Ramos Romero, J.F.},
title = {EXPERIENCE OF INTRODUCING ENGLISH SEMINARS ON A FINANCIAL COURSE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES},
series = {5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-0763-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {19-21 November, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {1293-1297}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Soler-Domínguez AU - J.M. Ramos Mezquita AU - J.F. Ramos Romero
TI - EXPERIENCE OF INTRODUCING ENGLISH SEMINARS ON A FINANCIAL COURSE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
SN - 978-84-616-0763-1/2340-1095
PY - 2012
Y1 - 19-21 November, 2012
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2012 Proceedings
SP - 1293
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A. Soler-Domínguez, J.M. Ramos Mezquita, J.F. Ramos Romero (2012) EXPERIENCE OF INTRODUCING ENGLISH SEMINARS ON A FINANCIAL COURSE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES, ICERI2012 Proceedings, pp. 1293-1297.
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