Experiencia docente universitaria con el Portfolio Europeo de Lenguas electrónico: Una innovación para la promoción del plurilingüismo y la interculturalidad

Translated title of the contribution: University teaching experience with the electronic European Language Portfolio: An innovation for the promotion of plurilingualism and interculturality

Olatz López-Fernández

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Abstract

This article describes the teaching experience gained from the introduction of the Spanish electronic European Language Portfolio (eELP +14) in the university teaching of the Erasmus Intensive Language Course (EILC) within the Vives Network of Universities. The aim was to seek the views of teachers during their first experimental work with undergraduates in relation to their learning of Catalan culture and language. A pilot study was carried out following a mixed methods methodology, with a QUAN+qual design, through two online ad hoc questionnaires (pretest-posttest). Overall, the tool has been assessed positively with regard to pedagogical aspects (reflection and self-evaluation of the Biography) and communication aspects (the linguistic profile of the Passport), although some difficulties have been highlighted concerning the time students need to dedicate to it and the amount of time they actually have, as well as the need to introduce technological and linguistic improvements. On the one hand, the eELP is recognized as an educational innovation which is entirely suitable for the current university context, and on the other hand, it is considered to have only a moderate influence in the learning of languages and cultures.

Translated title of the contributionUniversity teaching experience with the electronic European Language Portfolio: An innovation for the promotion of plurilingualism and interculturality
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)211-225
Number of pages15
JournalCultura y Educacion
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electronic European Language Portfolio
  • Higher education
  • Interculturality
  • Plurilingualism
  • Teachers' perceptions
  • Teaching of language and culture

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