Cristina Castillo Rodríguez

Cristina Castillo Rodríguez
University of Malaga | UMA · Department of Didactics of Language and Literature

Titular de Universidad. Didáctica de la lengua inglesa. Universidad de Málaga

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Introduction
Cristina Castillo Rodríguez is Senior Lecturer in the area of English Didactics in the Department of Languages, Arts, and Sports at the University of Málaga. Cristina does research in Corpus linguistics, Error Analysis, EFL, ESL, and SLA, as well as in active methodologies, gamification, Learning and Knowledge Technologies and virtual/personal learning environments.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - present
University of Malaga
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2019 - March 2019
University of Malaga
Position
  • Ayudante Doctor
March 2019 - November 2019
University of Malaga
Position
  • Contratada doctora
Education
October 2012 - October 2013
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (IULA)
Field of study
  • Terminology
April 2006 - May 2010
University of Malaga
Field of study
  • Translation and Interpreting
October 2003 - July 2005
University of Malaga
Field of study
  • Translation and Interpreting

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Publications (82)
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The popularity of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), as a pedagogical approach requiring a flexible methodology to learn content and a foreign language (FL), is unquestionable today. Cooperative learning (CL) seems to be an ideal methodology to meet the demands of CLIL. This study is aimed at collecting the perceptions of CLIL teacher...
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The storytelling technique Kamishibai has shown multiple advantages in educational settings. However, there is a lack of studies that deepen on its implementation in teacher training. A total of 114 pre-service teachers (mean age = 20.76 years), enrolled in a Degree of Primary Education, participated in a project where they had to design and perfor...
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Reading in a foreign language (FL) is a practice that should be essential for both pre-service and in-service teachers, since it contributes to acquire pedagogical, technical and social knowledge, and to improve their linguistic competence in that language. This study aims to know the reading habits and consumption of pre-service teachers’ mother t...
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The storytelling practice, in general, and the digital storytelling (DS), in particular, entail many advantages for young pupils in the educative context. The main aim of this paper was to examine the tools, the type of activities, and the themes of the stories devoted to preschool pupils. Preservice preschool teachers were asked to choose tools to...
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An educative breakout is a modified version of the popular immersive entertainment experience of escape rooms, in which game elements and game design techniques are used in non-game contexts. In educational settings, it is usually used to teach content while developing cognitive skills to improve learners' performance. This study used a mixed-metho...
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El objetivo principal de este estudio es conocer los consumos lectores del futuro profesorado de Educación Primaria. Este se desarrollará a través del análisis y valoración de tres objetivos específicos: 1) conocer los hábitos lectores en español y en lengua extranjera; 2) saber qué tipo de lecturas realizan (lecturas obligatorias académico-profesi...
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El propósito de este trabajo será analizar algunos recursos que contienen historias prefabricadas en inglés y también aquellos que permiten el diseño y la creación de historias. Para llevarlo a cabo, se prestará especial atención a tres elementos fundamentales: 1) el texto/mensaje; 2) la situación; 3) personaje/s de la historia. Asimismo, se presen...
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CleverCookie es una web sobre la lengua inglesa que trata las dudas más comunes que los hablantes de español al escribir y al usar el idioma. Revisa los temas de CleverCookie teaches. En cada uno encontrarás: - CleverCookie's notes, con curiosidades sobre la lengua. - Grammar spot (versión en inglés y en español), para ayudarte a entender. - Activ...
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Considering the need of providing students with new approaches for the learning of English, this paper attempts at offering primary-school teachers some ideas for the EFL flipped classroom. One of the problems of in-service teachers is the lack of knowledge about this methodology and its applicability in the language classroom. Once they understand...
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Los corpus de estudiantes (CE) se definen como colecciones de muestras recopiladas de textos escritos u orales producidos por alumnos en una lengua diferente a la materna. En esta presentación describiremos algunas ventajas al compilar un CE y prestaremos especial atención a una serie de particularidades, a saber, los propios estudiantes (su lengua...
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A learner corpus (LC) is widely known as a rich source of information regarding the use of expressions and the errors made by students in their productions. In fact, we, as teachers, can profit from the compilation of their tasks so as to analyze in detail their way of writing. However, the mere compilation of texts does not guarantee a successful...
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The aim of this chapter is to show the cultural aspects chosen by undergraduate students in the context of an English-Medium Instruction (EMI) subject from last year of the Degree of Primary Education at the University of Málaga.
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Education at all stages, from preschool to higher education, has witnessed two great changes today. On the one hand, the increasing use of ICT tools as a support of the teaching practice. And, on the other hand, programs promoting bilingualism for teaching non-linguistic subjects have become more and more numerous around the world. The emerging bil...
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Learner corpora provide teachers with a rich source of real learners’ productions in a given language. In fact, teachers from a foreign or second language (FL or L2) can have an immense source of contributions, either written or oral, for analyzing certain linguistic patterns in their students. In this paper, we are aware of this situation and will...
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El propósito de esta comunicación es describir el Proyecto Kamishibai realizado en el seno del aula bilingüe del Grado en Educación Primaria de la Universidad de Málaga. El proyecto consistía en la realización de un único producto, a saber, un doble cuento para alumnado de Primaria, siguiendo la fundamentación didáctica de expertos en la técnica de...
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Internet provides us, as teachers, with a wide range of tools and resources for practising English in an online environment. However, due to the vast amount of digital resources at our disposal today, and taking into account that not everything found on the net is reliable, we have no other option but to evaluate the resources. On the other hand, o...
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This paper aims at analysing a learner corpus compiled in an online university from two subjects of two degrees: Degree in Early Years Education and Degree in Primary-School Education. Concretely, the analysis has been focused mainly on detecting the misuse of inversion when using certain question particles (where, how, and what). The twofold purpo...
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Analysis of the errors committed by non-native speakers of a given language is not new. Indeed, for decades teachers of foreign languages have not been solely interested in detecting in their students misuses as far as grammar and orthography are concerned, but also in getting to know their linguistic behaviour, including stylistic aspects such as...
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La lengua es un instrumento de comunicación tanto en contextos cotidianos como en situaciones específicas. En lo que respecta al discurso especializado, este, en tanto actualización de la lengua, presenta una serie de peculiaridades lingüísticas que le confieren cierta especificidad en el conjunto de discursos producidos en una lengua, así como un...
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The aim of this paper is to carry out an experiment with semiprofessional translators, i.e., undergraduate students in their last year of their degree in Translation and Interpreting. The experiment consists of translating into non-mother tongue (English, French, or Italian) some text fragments written originally in Spanish so as to analyse the qua...
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The main aim of this paper is to analyse a learner corpus containing original written productions in the compulsory forums created in a concrete undergraduate subject. The reason for choosing the forum is that it is a space in which students can discuss in a more spontaneous way. The corpus compiled for this study will be managed with the corpus ma...
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The relationship of social media and undergraduate students has been widely analyzed but studies regarding faculty’s point of view are scarce. This study explores the use of Twitter in Spanish communication-area faculty members. A total of 211 respondents answered an online survey. Most of these answers consider Twitter a tool for enhancing public...
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Corpora have undoubtedly become very useful resources for translators' documentation task so as to guarantee quality in specialized communication in different languages by using terminology inherent to a specific subject field, for example, the segment of tourism named 'wellness and beauty'. This work is aimed at providing professional translations...
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MOOCs have recently become very popular, since some of these massive online courses can reach thousand students. Faculty members from top universities deliver courses through MOOC platforms: Coursera, Edx, Miriada X, etc. Apart from the content, many other factors can influence the quality of a course; for instance, a bad user experience of a Web M...
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Collaboration in the teaching-learning process has increased more and more in the education environment. Besides, technologies in general have become part of our daily lives in such a way that we cannot conceive certain domains of knowledge without them, like the field of education. In this paper a classification of certain tools and environments w...
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The main aim of this work is, first of all, to propose an activity by means of a the active methodology called role­play in an interdisciplinary context, that is to say, an activity that pleads for the interaction of undergraduate students with specific professional roles from different disciplines, as current society de­ mands. Secondly, we will p...
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Current society is characterised by a growing tendency of interrelationship among different professional sectors in order to offer their potential customers a better quality of certain products or process. Thereby, and in the context of this interdisciplinarity, higher-education teachers must frame their teaching methodologies mainly focused on the...
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Comparable corpora are usually seen as highly useful resources for the identification of certain terminological units (TU) of a concrete knowledge domain or sub‑domain. Moreover, corpora management programs offer the user the possibility of better exploitation of these resources, since they allow the user the comprehension of certain aspects of a g...
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La alineación de corpus paralelos multilingües puede parecer una tarea trivial. Sin embargo, se trata de uno de los procesos más importantes a la hora de gestionar con éxito los textos contenidos en un corpus paralelo multilingüe y así extraer el máximo provecho del análisis contrastivo de traducciones a otra lengua diferente. Generalmente, los tex...
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The main aim of the fourth part of this article is to continue publishing service notes by René Baulard, lieutenant colonel, later colonel, and Special Commissioner for the Andorran Valleys, regarding his second term of office, between 1936 and 1940. The recent release of the film «There Be Dragons», directed and written by the British Roland Joffé...
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Este glosario pretende ser de utilidad a todos aquellos traductores que se enfrenten a textos relacionados con el dominio del conocimiento de la neumología, aunque, más concretamente, al subdominio de la ventilación mecánica y fisiopatología respiratoria. El glosario se divide en dos partes: por un lado, los términos en la dirección español-inglés...
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El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar la calidad de las traducciones publicadas en la red del material promocional del segmento del turismo de salud y belleza. Para ello se ha compilado un corpus paralelo multilingüe integrado por textos originales (TO) escritos en lengua española y sus textos traducidos o textos meta (TM) al inglés, francé...
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The aim of the book written by Félix Rebollo Sánchez is to offer the state of art of the relationship between literature and journalism. Although it is not the first time that the author is concerned about this known interaction, as we can see in his last book Literatura y periodismo hoy, his contribution with this book, Literatura y periodismo en...
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Con este artículo pretendemos configurar una metodología docente que se integra en las demandas y necesidades del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES), en el que el alumno debe adquirir competencias profesionales que le garanticen la empleabilidad tras la finalización de sus estudios. Se propone un modelo de juego de rol de carácter interdi...
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Con esta ponencia se presenta una metodología activa que permite al alumno adquirir competencias de carácter práctico a las que tradicionalmente no se les ha dado la relevancia suficiente en los estudios universitarios. La metodología propuesta es el juego de rol interdisciplinar, consistente en colocar al estudiante en un contexto en el que tendrá...
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Viajar ha sido siempre una de las aspiraciones más firmemente deseadas del ser humano, aunque, a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, los desplazamientos individuales y colectivos han estado motivados por distintas causas. Además, España se sitúa entre los destinos turísticos preferidos por los turistas extranjeros, aunque muy especialmente des...
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This article attempts to be useful for translators who must handle medical texts, specifically ophthalmological texts. This glossary consists of two parts: the first one shows the terms in the English-Spanish direction and the second one in the English-Spanish direction. In this glossary you will find terms related with optical diagnosis, as well a...
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Resumen Este artículo presenta una propuesta de elaboración de un corpus ad hoc paralelo multilingüe, dividida claramente en una serie de fases. Por otro lado, se muestran las ventajas e inconvenientes a la hora de compilar un corpus de estas características, incidiendo sobre todo en la fase de alineación de los bitextos, imprescindible para este t...
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This research was born from an initiative of some teachers and researchers at the University of Málaga, whose main goal was to reflect in deph on the objectives, and the organization of the annual syllabus of the course "Specialized Translation B/A, A/B (Scientific-Technical Texts) (B= English Option)" of Translation and Interpreting Studies at the...
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On the Internet we find a great variety of useful tools for the analysis of particular linguistic aspects of texts written in different languages. With the help of corpus management programs we can quickly analyze the appearance frequency of a certain word in a given context both in the source text (ST) and in the target text (TT). In this paper, w...
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Este artículo parte de los nuevos objetivos del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje esta-blecidos por el Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior. Entre estos objetivos se en-cuentra, por ejemplo, la creación de un entorno más colaborativo entre docentes y dis-centes, todo ello a través del fomento de la formación en línea y de estrategias de e-moderació...

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En el proyecto CLIL-TECH pretendemos ofrecer una formación en herramientas digitales a docentes de asignaturas no lingüísticas (ANL) a través de entornos audiovisuales, prestando especial atención a la influencia de los videotutoriales cortos como forma de píldoras de aprendizaje, denominados en este proyecto “píldoras audiovisuales”.
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El principal objetivo de VILEO es mejorar las producciones escritas cuasi espontáneas del alumnado universitario en entornos educativos online en lengua inglesa. Se proponen, además, los siguientes objetivos secundarios: - Diseñar una herramienta basada en vídeos instructivos de carácter genuino, amenos, motivadores y concisos adecuados al grupo objetivo. - Valorar la respuesta de los alumnos ante la corrección y la precisión lingüística en inglés como LE en entornos online mediante el uso de la herramienta. - Analizar la eficacia de la enseñanza explícita en soporte audiovisual para evitar errores en el uso de la LE. - Detectar la persistencia o no de los errores lingüísticos en inglés como LE más comunes en entornos online y su causa en las contribuciones escritas compiladas en el proyecto.
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El proyecto de innovación educativa GAME-EDU (financiado por la Universidad de Málaga durante el bienio 2019-2021) pretende incorporar la práctica de la gamificación, como metodología activa, en el aula para un aprendizaje significativo. En concreto, se pretende valorar la percepción y motivación que genera este tipo de metodologías activas en los estudiantes de asignaturas de didáctica, impartidas en español y en inglés, del Grado en Educación Primaria de la Universidad de Málaga. El breakout educativo es un tipo de microgamificación llevada al aula cuyo principal propósito es generar aprendizaje significativo a través de actividades con el fin de: promover el pensamiento crítico de los estudiantes, mejorar la competencia verbal, fomentar el trabajo en equipo, desarrollar la habilidad para resolver problemas, así como enfrentarse a retos y desarrollar un enfoque basado en los estudiantes.