Humanising Language Teaching: A Bilingual Literacy Experience in Tertiary Education: A Study

posted 10 Apr 2011, 08:50 by Manuel F. Lara   [ updated 12 Aug 2011, 09:14 ]

A Bilingual Literacy Experience in Tertiary Education: A Study

Raquel Fernández Fernández, Spain

Raquel Fernández is a university teacher working at a teacher training college in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain), where she also coordinates its bilingual project. She holds a PhD on the use of literature in EFL and has contributed to a good number of seminars, workshops and publications. E-mail: raquel.fernandez@cardenalcisneros.es

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Abstract
Introduction
Context and participants
Initial questionnaire
The literacy plan
The final questionnaire
The observation diary
Conclusions
Bibliography

Abstract

The following article is focused on the study of a literacy experience I developed in a teacher training college in Spain (Escuela Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros). A group of students taking an optional subject on English language and literature took part on three activities which aimed at promoting a more aesthetic reading (Rosenblatt, 2005), and increasing their awareness of the importance of enjoying reading and writing books. The activities were the creation of a Spell Book, a newsstand and a bookcrossing experience.

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