Ana Gimeno

Ana Gimeno
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Applied Linguistics

English Philology

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Introduction
Head of the CAMILLE R&D Group for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
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October 1985 - present
Universitat Politècnica de València
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Professor of English and Applied Linguistics. Head of the CAMILLE R&D Group devoted to research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
Education
September 1993 - June 1994
September 1985 - September 1990
October 1980 - June 1985

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Following the discourse-semantic subsystem of engagement within the appraisal framework, this chapter investigates the extent to which participants of a telecollaborative exchange project between the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and the University of Bath (UK) engaged with their partners' and their own ideas. Participants engaged in...
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This paper focuses on a dedicated Content and Language Integrated Leaning (CLIL) authoring tool and repository of ready-made materials created within the EU-funded CLIL Open Online Learning (COOL) project, CLILstore, and its two integral components: Multidict (a multilingual multiple-dictionary interface) and Wordlink (a tool that allows all the wo...
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This issue is a volume on RESEARCH IN TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING (CLIL) edited by Ana Gimeno-Sanz and Salvador Montaner-Villalba
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The Innovative Language Pedagogy Report presents new and emerging approaches to language teaching, learning, and assessment in school, further education, and higher education settings. Researchers and practitioners provide 22 research-informed, short articles on their chosen pedagogy, with examples and resources. The report is jargon-free, written...
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Following the appraisal framework (Martin & White, 2005), in particular the two discourse-semantic systems of Engagement and Attitude, this study examines the extent to which second language learners in a US-Spain telecollaborative project (a) engaged with their own ideas and those of their partners and (b) expressed their attitude towards their ow...
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This study examines the linguistic resources by which foreign language (L2) learners express their ideological positions in online discussions taking place in a telecollaborative encounter during one semester. More specifically, the study attempts to decipher how L2 learners discuss and argue their points of view regarding their first culture, thei...
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This chapter offers insights into the benefits and drawbacks of adopting mobile learning in language education, both from a theoretical as well as a practical point of view. A survey was designed to explore pedagogically sound practices and provide a better understanding of the current and future role of MALL on language learning, specifically in h...
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Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature (BJTLLL) ISSN 2013-6196 The focus of this paper is the analysis of data collected after conducting a telecollaboration project throughout one semester with 12 advanced learners of Spanish from a mid-sized Atlantic coast university in the USA and 12 higher intermediate students of Engl...
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Based on an intercultural telecollaboration project between two universities from either side of the Atlantic Ocean, this chapter analyzes written discourse produced by advanced learners of Spanish as a foreign language and higher intermediate learners of English as a foreign language in order to explore how second-language learners negotiate their...
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This paper deals with the Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers MOOC designed at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, for the edX platform. It focuses on the tools that had to be implemented in order to convert a generic xMOOC platform into an LMOOC (or Language MOOC) to reinforce the learners’ productive skills. Upon creating a...
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El presente artículo forma parte de la investigación desarrollada en el proyecto Paulex Universitas con la intención de obtener información sobre los ítems más aceptados por los profesores de 2º de Bachillerato de cara al inicio de la fase de pruebas para examinar la viabilidad de la puesta en funcionamiento de la Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad...
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El estudio que se describe en este artículo se basa en el proceso que se llevó a cabo para validar el curso online InGenio FCE Online Course & Tester desarrollado por miembros del Grupo de Investigación CAMILLE de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) como una herramienta eficaz para preparar a los estudiantes para realizar y aprobar el exam...
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Language instructors who adopt the role of materials writers in order to provide their students with more accurate tailor-made learning resources usually start by closely examining their learners’ needs and demands, as well as the distinctive features of the teaching context or situation in which those materials are going to be implemented. This id...
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This paper addresses the conclusions drawn from four Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) projects conducted at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, over a period of five years. More specifically, the authors discuss three of the challenges that stood out upon conducting these projects. The first, in terms of implementing the te...
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Tras el anuncio por parte del Gobierno de la inclusión de una sección oral en el examen de lengua extranjera de la Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad, que estaba prevista para 2012, diferentes posibilidades en cuanto a la informatización de dicha sección se analizaron en un esfuerzo por encontrar una propuesta viable para la evaluación de las destre...
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In 2008 the Spanish Government announced the inclusion of an oral section in the foreign language exam of the National University Entrance Examination during the year 2012 (Royal Decree 1892/2008, of 14 November 2008). Still awaiting the implementation of these changes, and in an attempt to offer the Government a cost-effective technological soluti...
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This paper reflects upon the evolution of technology-enhanced language learning throughout the past 2 decades based on the author’s own experience and how Information and Communications Technologies have played a prominent role on how language teaching pedagogies have evolved alongside the technologies themselves. Reference is made to the milestone...
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Linguistic and intercultural communication competences in language learning within Engineering studies are among the key issues for the internationalization and global professionalization of the Engineering community and they have a direct impact both on educational and professional improvement and development. New digital applications and pedagogi...
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This chapter focuses on the results of a project conducted with university students in Spain to explore the benefits and drawbacks of using instant short messaging systems such as WhatsApp to improve learners’ reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL). The authors report on the rationale underlying the project, the pedagogical criteria...
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The study described in this paper is based on the process carried out to corroborate the validity of the InGenio Online Course & Tester, developed by the CAMILLE research group at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, as a suitable tool for learners wishing to take, and successfully pass, the Cambridge First Certificate in English examina...
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This paper discusses the benefits of using Digital Storytelling (DS) as an element of innovation and motivation with learners of English for Specific Purposes enrolled in Aerospace Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain. The paper describes the context and the method, and concludes with a number of findings from a student sur...
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According to Recommendation 2006/962/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on key competences for lifelong learning [Official Journal L 394 of 30.12.2006]*, communication in foreign languages, is one such competence that should be pursued. It involves, " the ability to understand, express and interpret concepts, thoug...
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This paper explores ways of designing authentic, meaningful and enjoyable –yet challenging– tasks by adopting a learner-centred, socio-constructivist task-based approach to computer-assisted language learning and teaching (Ellis, 2003; Leahy, 2008). It is the result of research carried out throughout the past 3 years towards meeting the guidelines...
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The fact that there are more online resources available targeting learners with a higher language proficiency may imply that learners with lower proficiency levels, such as beginners and elementary learners, prefer face-to-face tuition and classroom contact, whereas intermediate and advanced learners are more willing to explore autonomous learning...
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This paper describes the validation of an English language practice and self-assessment online tool developed and implemented at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain by researchers of the CAMILLE group. This tool is an integral part of the InGenio FCE Online Course & Tester, designed to support learners intending to take a higher-interm...
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En este artículo se abordan los resultados de un proyecto realizado con estudiantes universitarios españoles para analizar los pros y los contras de utilizar sistemas de mensajería instantánea de telefonía móvil, tal como WhatsApp, para mejorar la comprensión lectora en inglés como lengua extranjera. Los autores se referirán a la motivación del est...
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Artículo publicado en QUADERNS DE VERSÀLIA IV, volumen dedicado a la figura del poeta inglés, W.H. Auden. Este artículo hace una reflexión sobre el poema "Spain", escrito por Auden tras su paso por España durante la Guerra Civil. http://www.papersdeversalia.com/publicacions/quaderns/04-qdv-auden_cat.html
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In the developed world, one of the most common reasons for language teachers to reject or feel wary of using technology in their teaching practice has been attributed to feeling overwhelmed by the immense wealth of learning resources, literature and technologies that are currently available (Martínez, Sevilla & Gimeno, 2009; Kessler, 2012; Sugar, W...
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The future professional world of today’s Engineering students is becoming a life-long learning process where they have to adapt to a changing market and environment full of new opportunities and challenges. Thus, the development of a number of personal and professional skills, in addition to technical content and knowledge, is a crucial part of the...
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The EU-funded Tools for CLIL Teachers project has created a free online service where language teachers can author and share content-rich, multimedia learning units featuring the creator’s own choice of audio, video (e.g. from YouTube), text (e.g. a transcript) and images/graphics.
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Digital environments are becoming increasingly used in foreign language teaching and no doubt they play a very important role as tas k organisers, input providers and language teaching management resources. They also enable teachers to organise the learners' interaction and provide a remarkable fram ework for presenting different modes of informati...
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This paper focuses on the results of a project conducted with university students in Spain to explore the benefits and drawbacks of using instant short messaging systems such as WhatsApp to improve learners' reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL). The authors will report on the rationale underlying the project, the pedagogical criter...
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The development of in-house language learning materials has being going on for many decades. In the past, it was difficult for language teachers worldwide to share their in-house materials with other teachers, and so was having access to the materials developed by others. This often produced a feeling of isolation and, very frequently, provoked a d...
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This paper describes the PAULEX Universitas Project, an online system to design, deliver and assess the foreign language exam that is an integral part of the Spanish national university entrance examination. The foreign language exam is compulsory for all students who wish to enrol in higher education. Students can choose to take one of the followi...
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The practice of oral skills is a basic requirement of learning or teaching a new language, as one of the main goals in the field of language learning is developing oral communicative competence, especially needed in contexts where the students’ L2 is the vehicular language and therefore the main means of interaction. The InGenio online authoring to...
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The implementation of the competence-based approach set out by the Bologna Declaration within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) entails important changes in learning processes and brings new approaches to content teaching and learning, inevitably affecting planning, methodology and assessment (Cano García, 2008). Such is the case of the des...
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Digital Storytelling is a powerful pedagogical tool for both students and educators, which started to be used for teaching and learning purposes a few years ago, becoming more and more popular over time. The use of digital storytelling in non-specific language learning contexts has been widely explored, as shown in the literature. However, its use...
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In recent years, several initiatives relating to pedagogical innovation have been implemented at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain, in order to integrate ICT into current teaching practices by means of combining the efforts made by teachers, students and the institution itself in terms of the support it provides. These three core...
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net does not take any responsibility for the content of the pages written by the authors of this book. The authors have recognised that the work described was not published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), or that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. While the advice and in...
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This book is the result of several years of collaboration among the researchers participating in the bilateral cooperation agreement between the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), in Brazil, and the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV), in Spain, on Computer-Assisted Learning. This agreement was in turn the outcome deriving from a jo...
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La Universidad Politécnica de Valencia ha sido pionera en la integración de las tecnologías de la información y de las comunicaciones en la enseñanza y en el aprendizaje autónomo de lenguas extranjeras. Siguiendo en esta línea, y tras aprobar en 2008 el Consejo de Gobierno la normativa para la acreditación del conocimiento de las lenguas extranjera...
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This paper presents APPRAISALWeb, a 2-year Research & Development project jointly funded by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and the regional government of Valencia (Spain), and developed by the CAMILLE Research Group at that university. In general terms, the project aims to suggest a comprehensive methodology for the pedagogical analysis of...
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This study aims to examine the feasibility of a number of technical solutions implemented in a web-based system designed for the creation and management of online language exams within PAULEX Universitas, a project for the development of an online platform to design, deliver and assess the foreign language exam within the Spanish national Universit...
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This paper addresses how general and specific competences are dealt with and fostered through the Online First Certificate Course and Tester, designed by the CAMILLE Research Group in Spain. The debate and research on the role of competences is an ongoing issue within the field of higher education. Moreover, the new framework of the European Higher...
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p>This paper describes the rationale for setting up and the outcomes derived from the EURODIS project carried out with support from the European Commission through its Lifelong Learning Programme from November 2009 to October 2010 (Ref.: 159773-2009-LLP-ES-KA2-KA2AM). The project's main aim was to provide efficient ways of disseminating CALL-relate...
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Technical and non-specifically linguistic learning contexts, such as the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), encourage language specialists to analyse and investigate new ways and techniques to help create, promote and implement systems that contribute towards making the language learning process more dynamic and efficient. Online learning e...
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Este trabajo gira en torno a la experimentación inicial de las soluciones propuestas por la Plataforma PAUER-PAULEX para la realización de las Pruebas de de Acceso a la Universidad (PAU) en España a través de Internet. PAUER es una plataforma dedicada a la evaluación de lenguas extranjeras que integra las tecnologías de la información y de las comu...
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This paper describes one of the courses created and published with the InGenio authoring environment, i.e. Intermediate Online English. The courseware is currently being used as the foundation for an elective subject for learners of English for engineering purposes at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). The online course was designed f...
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The book includes research articles in Spanish and Portuguese describing innovative ways of integrating ICT into the language curriculum. The book is available on CD-ROM upon request free of charge.
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Nowadays, finding, choosing and developing or adapting materials is a very important component of education as well as a key element for the success of the whole learning process. A language teacher is also a materials developer and the materials development process should aim at ensuring that local needs and wants do not dictate decisions and that...
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The future professional world of today's students is becoming a life-long learning process where they have to adapt to a changing market and an environment full of new opportunities and challenges. Thus, the development of a number of personal and professional skills, in addition to technical content and knowledge, is a crucial part of their learni...
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The authors will base their discussion on the PAULEX UNIVERSITAS Project; a 3-year project (Sept. 2007 - Oct. 2010) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation being developed by the CAMILLE Research and Development Group at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). The project aims to develop an online system to design, deliver...
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This chapter deals with the findings derived from a survey conducted during several years with students of English as a foreign language using online language courseware (Intermediate Online English) at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain.
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Los entornos digitales cada vez son más comunes en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras, además de jugar un papel muy importante como organizadores de tareas, proveedores de input y como gestores de recursos para la enseñanza de idiomas. Permiten, asimismo, a los profesores organizar la interacción de los estudiantes y, al mismo tiempo, proporcionar...
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Cómo pedir indicaciones para llegar a un sitio concreto en una ciudad. https://polimedia.upv.es/visor/?id=3ec90a66-838b-3646-82b7-6e40658faf21
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Speaking on the telephone to enquire for further information (preguntar por información concreta por teléfono). https://polimedia.upv.es/visor/?id=211cc8b4-684c-a049-8353-d25071660426
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The increasing demand for high quality innovative foreign language teaching and learning materials led the CAMILLE R&D Group at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) to design a completely online language-independent authoring tool and content manager to allow teachers from around the world to design and deliver tailor-made online coursew...
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Online materials development for foreign language learning and teaching is still today in its initial stages, despite the fact that there are currently several robust, easy-to-use authoring tools that allow language teachers to design and publish their materials via the web. Changing this situation is what triggered Proyecto InGenio. The aim was to...
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This book includes 9 articles, each focussing on a specific authoring tool for the development of online language learninc courseware. The contents are: Foreword, ANA M. GIMENO-SANZ Hot Potatoes: Taking an academic software project into the commercial domain, STEWART ARNEIL & MARTIN HOLMES Authoring Tools for Web-Based Call-Malted, PAUL BANGS Aten...
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Instrucciones y normas para escribir un currículum vitae en inglés haciendo énfasis en los distintos tipos de estudios universitarios https://polimedia.upv.es/visor/?id=e3dcc847-551a-9a42-a990-6a3ca6398576
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Normas para escribir en inglés una carta formal solicitando información. https://polimedia.upv.es/visor/?id=8b3b8347-9254-544d-9933-119b3850a5af
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Este trabajo gira en torno a la experimentación inicial de las soluciones propuestas por la Plataforma PAUER-PAULEX para la realización de las Pruebas de de Acceso a la Universidad (PAU) en España a través de Internet. PAUER es una plataforma dedicada a la evaluación de lenguas extranjeras que integra las tecnologías de la información y de las comu...
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This paper will focus on describing a number of schemes leading towards implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV). For the past five years UPV has been offering its students the possibility of taking a number of degree subjects in English within their official Spanish undergraduate...
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Pese a las grandes ventajas que ofrecen los CD-ROMs -gran almacenamiento de datos, la existencia de buenas herramientas de autor para desarrollar contenidos,...- éstos han sido relegados hoy en día a favor del uso de materiales didácticos online disponibles a través de la web pese a todos los inconvenientes que existen todavía hoy como por ejemplo...
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New challenges in developing an online CALL authoring shell, content manager and courseware: the IN6ENIO model.
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The acquisition of foreign languages for specific purposes through e-learning strategies is one of the areas less researched and developed in the field of CALL. However, as a member of a recently completed Leonardo da Vinci Project, devoted to vocational training, the author will report on the findings of the Airline Talk project. The goals of t...