Casas Gómez, Miguel
[EN] In this article we are going to review the fields usually comprised within the most representative
models of records formulated by some terminologists, with the objective of carrying out a productive
terminographic proposal of record applied to linguistics that incorporates a new explanatory procedure
with relevant information to structure the terminographic document.
Andión Herrero, Mª Antonieta
[EN] In the present article we define the adult immigrant student in Spain and their characterization
as a social collective, as well as their most common particularities. The immigrants are an heterogeneous
collective, with different degrees of labour, economic, and personal stability. This generates a diversity of
situations that interfere in the learning itinerary of the students. These situations affect their motivation
towards the Spanish language and culture. Moreover, one must consider their different cultural background
and initial knowledge of the Spanish language. A statistical study shows that this community is
mainly adult, with 94% of the population of more than 15 years of age. With...
Gea Valor, Mª Lluïsa
[EN] This study focuses on the book industry homepage, a digital genre which has emerged as a result of the many multimedia and technical capabilities of the online system. Traditionally, publishing firms have made use of catalogues, leaflets and brochures for information and self-promotion. With the advent of the Internet, however, these traditional methods have been gradually transferred to the digital context, which propitiates the evolution of existing genres and the emergence of new ones, the so-called cybergenres. By means of the homepage, publishing companies represent themselves and project their image on the new computer environment using a wide range...
Ruipérez, Germán; Castrillo, Mª Dolores; García Cabrero, José Carlos
[EN] This paper reports on the research carried out to test the effectiveness of Salmon’s 5-step
model, which is characterized by a constructivist approach. The conclusions are based on case studies
developed at the Spanish Open University (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). The field
work for these case studies are online courses for German as a Foreign Language developed in a 'Blended
Language Learning' scenario.
Holzinger, Herbert J.
El presente trabajo analiza los cambios en metodología y evaluación introducidos en la asignatura Alemán como segunda lengua con el fin de adaptar la enseñanza universitaria al futuro Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior (EEES). Los cambios en metodología se basan en un enfoque más práctico y participativo de la asignatura. Este cambio metodológico está estrechamente relacionado con un cambio en el sistema de evaluación. Se optó por la evaluación continua, que consistía en una serie de pruebas escritas, trabajos, ejercicios, redacciones y un proyecto. Para llevar a cabo dichos cambios nos apoyábamos en las TIC. El éxito de las innovaciones...
Neff Van Aertselaer, Jo Anne
[EN] Both English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes have advanced from the exploration of lexico-grammatical features during the 1980s and 1990s toward a thicker language description which includes not only lexico-grammatical features but also studies of genre-rhetorical features and of the social practices which shape academic texts in different disciplines (Berkenkotter, Huckin and Ackerman, 1991). These latter studies have tended to focus on the conventions particular to specific discourse communities. However, as Bhatia (2002) has pointed out, there is significant overlap in such genres as research abstracts and introduction sections and perhaps in textbook language as...