Senior Lecturer of Spanish
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Betsabé Navarro currently works at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tennessee. Betsabé does research in topics of foreign language acquisition, literature and cultural studies. Their most recent publication is 'Creative Industries and Britpop: The Marketisation of Culture, Politics and National Identity'.
RESUMEN El presente artículo tiene como finalidad describir el proyecto de taller de teatro en el aula de español como lengua extranjera con el objetivo de promover el conocimiento cultural sobre España (pasado y presente), así como trabajar simultáneamente con la gramática española avanzada, y reforzar las destrezas lingüísticas de expresión oral...
Do contemporary governments adapt to rising social movements or do they actually cause them? This paper endeavours to argue that although it is often difficult to determine the origins of social transformations, there are reasons to believe that there exists not only a co-option but also a conscious shaping of social changes by political projects o...
This article explores the advantages and disadvantages of English language immersion courses, subsidized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and organized by the International University Menendez Pelayo, which hires the services of the American company Vaughan Systems. These immersion courses, called "Immersion for Verbal Agility", follow the "Vau...
English novelist and short story writer, Toby Litt is the author of the novels Beatniks: An English Road Movie (1997), Corpsing (2000), Deadkidsongs (2001), Finding Myself (2003), Ghost Story (2004), Hospital (2007), I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay (2008), Journey into Space (2009), and King Death (2010). He is also known for his collections...
This article examines the different circumstances under which infant and adult learners develop speaking skills. We will see the facilities or difficulties in both cases in order to focus on the real possibilities of adults to develop a high level of speaking proficiency. We will see what the role of the teacher is in order to improve the learners�...