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Title: Opportunities for immersion in English Language Learning at the CENID of the Technical University of Babahoyo.
Authors: Dahik Solis, Cecilia Elizabeth
Cáneppa Muñoz, Cecilia Isabel
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Rivadeneira Enríquez, Sara Inés
Jarrin Hunter, Ximena Marita
Hoyos Hernández, David Eduardo
Issue Date: 16-May-2018
Publisher: Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
Description: For many years learning English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador has been considered a controversial issue within the institutional policies and, in the undergraduate curriculum, it is not regarded as a mainstream subject. Since English has for long been taught in a traditional way, the opportunities to involve students in the real use of the languagein class, as well as, the promotion of it outside the classroom were also lessened. As a consequence, students’ learning and society attitudes have been discouraged towards the learning of English. Nowadays, the results of these situations can be evidenced in the rates of students’ dropouts and the percentage of students who fail the modules at the Language Center (CENID)of the Technical University of Babahoyo. Thus, this research projectattempts to promote the English language among the students and community providing opportunities for immersion through the involvement of appealing and creative activities inside and outside the classroom. It means that some of them are disseminated with the use of a platform where the Babahoyo society can have an experience of immersion into English. Based on literature review, the findings demonstrated that the students are reluctant to learning English because of the influence of the learners’ experiences during the schooling time. Motivation is the main key to encourage students to learn a language, and the use of authentic activities and materials in the classroom appeals their interests and shifts their expectations about the learning process. In addition, parents, friends-classmates, teachers and university officials can make the learners aware of the importance of English as a fundamental factor to be a competitive professional in any international workplace.
URI: http://repositorio.ucsg.edu.ec/handle/3317/10658
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