Francisco Javier Sánchez-Verdejo Pérez

Francisco Javier Sánchez-Verdejo Pérez
National Distance Education University | UNED · Department of Foreign Philologies and their Linguistics

PhD

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October 2010 - April 2020
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2010 - present
National Distance Education University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 1997 - September 2004
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Field of study
  • English Literature
October 1987 - June 1992
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Field of study
  • English Philololgy

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El vampiro es una figura universal que apareció en el devenir natural de la vida. Existen pocas evidencias que sugieran que el vampiro apareció en un tiempo y en lugar determinado y que se esparció alrededor del mundo a partir de una fuente primaria. Obviamente, debido a los contactos tan limitados entre culturas tan diferentes, las leyendas vampír...
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Due to the close geographical distance and to a range of historical events, the Canary Islands and West African countries have increasingly close international trade relations. To date, almost 80 companies based in the Canary Islands operate in Africa, according to different sources like the Spanish Chamber of Commerce or the data bases available i...
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In 1818 when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus, she could hardly infer the impact her masterpiece would have. Critics agreed from the very beginning on its astonishing power over man’s imagination. Let us consider the innumerable translations and adaptations. Shelley could not think of an invention that was to come, the cine...
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Literary genres such as horror fiction have evolved from the classic Gothic writing. Undoubtedly, detective stories are another example of a popular genre that grew up from that incredibly popular fiction. Many of the earliest detective stories were written by authors of the Gothic, or incorporated Gothic elements. In fact, as an example of our stu...
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Nos ocupamos aquí de Última Parada, espacio emitido de madrugada que presenta toda una amplísima serie de lecturas dramatizadas cierta y magistralmente inquietantes. Última Parada consigue un clímax de suspense inimaginable, jugando con el terror, la imaginación y las emociones más básicas del oyente, que en casi todas las ocasiones identifica lo o...
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En el campo de los estudios literarios, pocas cuestiones resultan tan obvias y complejas al mismo tiempo como el poder de la imaginación: lo que parece claro en un primer momento resulta luego ser sorprendentemente difícil de aprehender. Esto es concretamente lo que ocurre con la denominada literatura gótica, y, en concreto, con su desarrollo espec...
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La importancia de la riqueza de la diversidad lingüística y cultural presente en la Unión Europea es indudable; de ahí la insistencia en que el conocimiento de idiomas es un elemento indispensable en el desarrollo personal y profesional de todos los ciudadanos. Consecuentemente, a día de hoy, el bilingüismo es una oferta educativa indispensable y o...
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Cuando en 1818 Mary Shelley escribió Frankenstein; Or The Modern Prometheus, al albur del embrujo de villa Diodati, difícilmente podría inferir el impacto que su obra maestra tendría en futuros lectores, escritores, generaciones... A menudo calificada como una historia de ciencia ficción, horror o mitológica (no solo por el conocido Prometheus, sin...
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Este es un libro pensado por y para ser un manual de consulta que oriente a los estudiantes en la realización de trabajos fin de máster (TFM) en investigación educativa. Se centra en cada uno de los aspectos que pueden mejorar la calidad de los trabajos, lo cual permitirá hacer frente a cualquier duda que le pudiera surgir a un estudiante y servirá...
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O romance Frankenstein ou o Prometeu Moderno, escrito por Mary W. Shelley e publicado originalmente em 1818, tornou-se numa das obras basilares do imaginário góticofantástico, graças a inúmeras versões deste relato, quer no continente europeu, quer no continente americano, tanto na literatura, como no cinema e no teatro. O presente artigo tem como...
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The 21st century school has become a space for learning and sharing very different realities. However, in view of recent events, Coronavirus will be quite devastating and it is clear that, in this process, pandemics can compromise not only youth future but also their physical and mental health. In developing countries, with all their specificities...
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The current educational framework aims to develop a series of key competences in student, including the Cultural Consciousness and Expression, which refers to an individual’s ability to appreciate the importance of cultural transmission in his/her environment. In line with the celebration throughout 2018 of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, a...
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No one can deny that literature and science, despite having been considered and treated as two different fields of knowledge – and sometimes, unfortunately, opposite – present interesting and complex links, living together, no matter how many times the unjust view of the canon has considered, in several occasions (too many), that they should be ana...
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El presente capítulo se centra en los ámbitos y escenarios de la Animación Sociocultural, desde un enfoque dinámico y analizando su práctica, como un elemento clave para la transformación social que busca el impulso y mejora de los procesos de descubrimiento personal, social y cultural. Se muestra un abanico muy amplio de posibilidades donde tienen...
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INTRODUCCIÓN En el campo de los estudios literarios, pocas cuestiones resultan tan obvias y complejas al mismo tiempo como el poder de la imaginación: lo que parece claro en un primer momento resulta luego ser sorprendentemente difícil de aprehender. Esto es concretamente lo que ocurre con la denominada literatura gótica, y, en concreto, con su des...
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From its beginning, Gothic literature was closely connected to architecture much earlier than to literature itself. In fact, space is one of the most outstanding elements –and even characters– of any Gothic production, as it is intended to show throughout these pages. The idiosyncrasy of Gothic is merged not only with the literary tradition and wit...
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p>“Le Horla” nos presenta el diario del narrador para deleite del lector y desesperación de ambos. Los detalles aparentemente insignificantes, el entorno familiar transformado en ominoso, el dramatismo que aumenta con la lectura… todo ello conduce al lector y al protagonista a un sentimiento extremo y magistral de angustia. Frente al inicio casi bu...
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Resumen: Guy de Maupassant nos presenta en "Le Horla" a un narrador que nos ofrece su diario para deleite del lector y desesperación de ambos. Los detalles aparentemente insignificantes con la intención de sorprender al lector, el entorno familiar que se convierte en ominoso, el dramatismo que aumenta con la lectura… todo ello conduce al lector y a...
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Gender studies are highly important nowadays. Respect, tolerance and acceptance are key elements in society. This chapter provides an overview of gender studies in Portugal and its context.
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Dracula (1897), la obra maestra de Bram Stoker (1847-1912), y considerada por Oscar Wilde la novela fantástica más importante de la literatura, ha sido llevada al cine en innumerables ocasiones, pero pocas interpretada por los ilustradores. De hecho, no existe una edición ilustrada de este gran libro de terror que aún hoy conmociona a millones de l...
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More and more studies and research have found a positive relationship between the participation of young peoplein altruistic activities and helping others. It is interesting to discover the relationship that personal and vocational satisfaction play in the preparation and training for the teaching profession. For students who begin university studi...
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Society may be exposed to prejudices. From the moment this concept appears, it has been frequently analysed in different contexts. In recent years, the debate about whether people from Catalonia have the right to decide on their nationality has been raised. This issue has become an ongoing debate. People’s perception across different regions of Spa...
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Motivation can influence the success of the teaching-learning process. The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education is becoming more and more frequent. In fact, its presence is very engaging and may improve learning. This study is aimed at analysing the relation between university students' intrinsic motivation and their l...
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An unreliable narrator (prisoner of madness, full of lies...) is one of the most powerful weapons an author can use. As we shall see, the effects multiply when that writer is Edgar Allan Poe. On the other hand, or in addition, if there is something that can delight more than reading Poe, that is teaching Poe. His narrators, those that appear in sto...
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Spain, following the recommendations of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, 2011), is undergoing a quick English-learning process in order to qualify the population as citizens of the world. The mastering of speaking skills in English is crucial to ease personal, social, political, professional and economic relationships...
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Actualmente, con las nuevas migraciones, causadas por conflictos militares y crisis financieras, las escuelas europeas se ven en la necesidad de desarrollar competencias y estrategias para corresponder a la llegada de nuevos grupos de inmigrantes que ya no son los típicos recién llegados a España y Portugal. En este contexto, buscar y compartir nue...
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Spain, following the recommendations of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, 2011), is undergoing a quick English-learning process in order to qualify the population as citizens of the world. The mastering of speaking skills in English is crucial to ease personal, social, political, professional and economic relationships...
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La convivencia con otras culturas se ha convertido en la actualidad en una necesidad y un reto tanto para la sociedad como para el sistema educativo en su conjunto. En las últimas décadas, ha surgido un creciente interés dentro del ámbito educativo por reconocer y atender de forma adecuada a la diversidad presente no solo en la sociedad, sino, de m...
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Actualmente, con las nuevas migraciones, causadas por conflictos militares y crisis financieras, las escuelas europeas se ven en la necesidad de desarrollar competencias y estrategias para corresponder a la llegada de nuevos grupos de inmigrantes que ya no son los típicos recién llegados a España y Portugal. En este contexto, buscar y compartir nue...
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We all have heard about vampires. Many cultures have developed myths and legends about vampires with different features. These tales have several common elements, as the dualism between life and death. Vampirism is one of the most enduring, universal, popular myths of all times, being one of the most archaic images that society has feared. Popular...
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This chapter presents the results of a quantitative research carried out through the administration of a questionnaire to the Multilingual Education Assistants who are part of the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) at the Coventry City Council (UK). Authors investigate the importance and impact the EMAS service has in the reception of forei...
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A escola do século XXI, pela sua diversidade, tornou-se um espaço de encontro, de aprendizagem e de partilha de realidades muito diversas. Neste contexto, as escolas portuguesas têm vindo a desenvolver projetos que promovem a discussão, em contexto escolar, sobre as temáticas da Violência, das Drogas e do Suicídio. De facto, diante dos avanços soci...
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Guillermo del Toro’s filmography uses recurrently old formulas such as archetypal folk and fairy- tale motifs and characters, adapting them to contemporary culture and society. The fantastic acts as a parallel universe to our logical world. His films describe a supernatural reality that intertwines with the ordinary world, using the archetypes of t...
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The objectives of the Master's Degree in Internal Communication (CI) in the Department of Applied Linguistics (LA) of the KU Leuven University of Belgium are that students know how to produce or rewrite texts and speeches in the languages chosen in specialized registers in the field of the CI in the companies, and that they have a mastery of the fo...
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Being born in the same monstruous night that witnessed the rise of Frankenstein monster, the vampire Lord Ruthven celebrates in 2019 two hundred years influencing vampire culture. As it happens in literature, John William Polidori’s creature spread his curse through the centuries creating attractive, aristocrat, sexually ambiguous and immoral male...
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In one way or another, teachers who are dedicated to teaching foreign languages in general, and English in particular, are aware of the challenges they face when carrying out their work. This article analyzes some of the main reasons why the teaching of foreign languages should be revised. Focusing on the specific case of Spain, some possible solut...
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In one way or another, teachers who are dedicated to teaching foreign languages in general, and English in particular, are aware of the challenges they face when carrying out their work. This article analyzes some of the main reasons why the teaching of foreign languages should be revised. Focusing on the specific case of Spain, some possible solut...
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El Aprendizaje Global, es una tendencia que está llegando a todas las instituciones educativas, no como hecho o acción educativa obligatoria, sino como una necesidad imperante en todos los contextos de aprendizaje. La cualificación para la competencia intercultural y la competencia lingüística son dos requisitos compartidos por toda la ciudadanía,...
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In recent years, the society of our country has maintained a tense political situation between the Spanish state and the autonomous community of Catalonia. The children have been exposed to this situation and the comments heard may have been able to cause the appearance of prejudices or the creation of a stereotype about the inhabitants of this reg...
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In recent years, the society of our country has maintained a tense political situation between the Spanish state and the autonomous community of Catalonia. The children have been exposed to this situation and the comments heard may have been able to cause the appearance of prejudices or the creation of a stereotype about the inhabitants of this reg...
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Ahora que se cumplen 200 años de una de las obras germinales de la tradición vampírica, “The Vampyre; A Tale”, de John William Polidori, podemos afirmar que el vampiro es un mito inmortal, eterno, adaptable, proteico; un mito que sigue vivo, como corresponde a su esencia. La influencia que este ser ha ejercido se ha dejado notar no solo en producci...
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Throughout history travel writings have been interesting and suggestive thanks to the information they provide, the reference to specific places, and the way of perceiving reality based on who has written them, among other considerations. The discussed topics usually refer to the social life and customs of the place that has been visited, and citie...
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Ahora en 2019 se cumplen 200 años de una de las obras germinales de la tradición vampírica, “The Vampyre; A Tale”, del escritor y poeta John William Polidori. Nacido el 7 de septiembre de 1795 en Londres (ciudad donde también fallecería, suicidándose tras la ingesta de ácido prúsico el 24 de agoto de 1821), John era hijo del emigrante toscano Gaeta...
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In the Middle Ages, one of the most common Galician-Portuguese poetry productions were Cantigas de Amor (Love songs). King Alfonse XI of Castile wrote one of these compositions, and allegedly dedicated it to his mistress, Leonor of Guzmán. In this paper we will study the relationship amongst this king, his mistress and his Portuguese wife, Mary, fo...
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La diversidad está cada vez más presente en nuestra sociedad y, en consecuencia, forma parte de nuestras aulas. La forma en la que se aborda el tema de la diversidad dentro de los diferentes contextos educativos ha experimentado importantes cambios en los últimos años. Aunque en el pasado la diversidad estaba asociada a aspectos negativos y tenía u...
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La diversidad está cada vez más presente en nuestra sociedad y, en consecuencia, forma parte de nuestras aulas. La forma en la que se aborda el tema de la diversidad dentro de los diferentes contextos educativos ha experimentado importantes cambios en los últimos años. Aunque en el pasado la diversidad estaba asociada a aspectos negativos y tenía u...
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Según un informe de EF (Education First), realizado a lo largo de este 2018, España, junto a países como Francia e Italia (no en vano tres de las economías más grandes de Europa), está a la cola de Europa en el dominio del inglés y ocupa la posición 32 en el ranking mundial de aíses no angloparlantes, frente a países nórdicos como es el caso de Sue...
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Es innegable que la literatura y la ciencia, a pesar de haber sido consideradas y tratadas como dos campos del saber distintos –y a veces, desgraciadamente, opuestos–, presentan interesantes y complejos nexos de unión, conviviendo, por mucho que la injusta mirada del canon haya considerado en ocasiones (demasiadas, en cualquier caso) que debían ana...
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Cuando a principios del curso académico nos propusimos abordar el tema del Holocausto, no ignorábamos que iba a ser un verdadero desafío para nuestros alumnos. En efecto, “Hablar del Holocausto” (“Contar o Holocausto” en su versión portuguesa) pretendía alentar a los estudiantes, padres, profesores involucrados y otras autoridades participantes a d...
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At present a great deal of historical gender prejudice is still visible in society. It is essential to eliminate these invisible barriers that impede achieving real equality between men and women. This article seeks to provide a vision of the perception of primary school girls and boys regarding the masculine and feminine genders. A questionnaire w...
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The origin of the Liberal State in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century was the cause of the birth of Western educational systems. Education acquired great political significance, consolidating as the basis for the development of the states. Principles such as equality, diversity and multiculturalism emerged, which marked the ap...
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At present, a great deal of historical gender prejudice is still visible in society. It is essential to eliminate these invisible barriers that impede achieving real equality between men and women. This article seeks to provide a vision of the perception of primary school girls and boys regarding the masculine and feminine genders. A questionnaire...
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Resumen Si una idea ha aterrado a la humanidad, esa es la de un ser que ha traspasado el umbral de la vida pero que es capaz de regresar "del otro lado" para succionar la energía de los que han quedado. Aún peor que el hecho de que el vampiro haya muerto resulta que se encarga de arrebatar la vida para así poder saciar su insaciable sed y cumplir s...
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The present study investigates the effectiveness of teaching critical thinking skills through literary texts in the EFL classroom, based on the combination of reader-centered critical reading and critical literacy pedagogy. Our proposal seeks to address both language teaching and literacy education from a transnational perspective by dealing with c...
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La muerte y el hombre siempre han estado ligados el uno al otro. Algo que tienen en común las diferentes culturas a lo largo de la historia es el miedo a los muertos. ¿Qué hacen los muertos en sus lechos? ¿Qué sienten? ¿Qué desean? Estas preguntas han atormentado a los seres humanos desde la noche de los tiempos y, entre las conjeturas religiosas y...
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Today's society should contribute to improve the quality of education and society in general; and one of the challenges to be faced is the one relating to young people foreign language training toward their employability. The "2020 Strategy" suggests, among others, that Europe must move toward a new economy based on innovation and a better use of...
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Cuando hace ya casi dos décadas Jesús Palacios se decidió a escribir Satán en Hollywood (1997) apenas podía imaginar que su estudio se vería años después ampliado, complementado, actualizado, por otra obra, Hollywood maldito, ambas editadas por Valdemar, editorial especializada en literatura fantástica y de terror, y con un gusto digno de destacar...
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Enhancing plurilingualism and interculturality in an European educational context In society, as in the world of education, plurilinguism and interculturality are more and more part of Europeans' everyday life. Those two types of situation can be problematic but are, at the same time, a source of richness to manage and, moreover, to enhance. We...
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Partiendo de una visión antropológica, la bruja ha acompañado al hombre desde la noche de los tiempos, ha sido una de sus inseparables pesadillas, uno de sus terrores más antiguos. Fue la cultura popular la que cinceló el modelo de la bruja que hoy conocemos, recreando tradiciones arcaicas según los patrones marcados por ciertos códigos éticos y es...
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La muerte y el hombre siempre han estado ligados el uno al otro. Algo que tienen en común las diferentes culturas que pueblan y han poblado el planeta es el miedo a los muertos. Ciertas religiones prohíben tocar a un muerto, porque se consideraba que al morir el cuerpo pasaba a ser poseído por espíritus malignos. ¿Qué hacen los muertos en sus lecho...
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Este volumen titulado "Vectores de la pegagogía docente actual" recoge cuatro cuestiones que reflejan la problemática docente y las soluciones que los docentes buscan con creatividad y responsabilidad. Temas como la metodología docente, recursos docentes, recomendaciones acerca de contenidos, en algunos casos trasversales y preocupación por la form...
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Si bien en la primera etapa del romanticismo ya hay mujeres fatales –Matilde, Salambô, Carmen...– todavía no se ha creado del todo la figura completa de la femme fatale. Habrá que esperar a que surja la fascinación por la bella difunta: Ligeia y Berenice (Poe), la deliciosa cortesana Clarimonde (Gautier), o los lésbicos amores de Carmilla (Sheridan...
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The implementation of bilingual programs in schools raises several difficulties, mainly focused in two areas: first, in teacher training directed almost exclusively to linguistic empowerment (nonspecialists), obviating the didactic and methodological skills necessary to carry out successfully. On the other hand, when performing the monitoring and e...
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El concepto de femme fatale, la devoradora de hombres, es un icono cultural arraigado y desarrollado en diversos periodos de la historia del cine. En su libro Vamps:An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale, Pam Keesey (1997) sintetiza las citas, comentarios, fotografías publicitarias ... acerca de la femme fatale a partir de las oposiciones encon...
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The cIash that too k place on June the sixth in 1808 between the inhabitants of Valdepeñas and the French army means a milestone that has marked the future of a village and its people, a heroic deed which has had his repercussions in toponyms, commemorations, and it has permeated especially deep in its people's mentality. The present study aims to...
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The cIash that took place on June the sixth in 1808 between the inhabitants of Valdepeñas and the French army means a milestone that has marked the future of a village and its people, a heroic deed which has had his repercussions in toponyms, commemorations, and it has permeated especially deep in its people's mentality. The present study aims to a...
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We could ask ourselves if nineteenth-century ghost stories and detective fiction have anything in common. According to Srdjan Smajić both are preoccupied with seeing and knowing. In this sense, and moving between well-known works (Sherlock Holmes stories, John Stuart Mill’s System of Logic) and less familiar texts (physicists P. G. Tait and Balfour...
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lo largo de los años, la enseñanza en su sentido más amplio ha sido considerada bien como una tarea más bien sencilla a la que cualquiera podría dedicarse e incluso realizarla de forma satisfactoria, o bien como un trabajo al que solamente unos pocos estaban predestinados a realizar. Así la labor de la educación ha cambiado y ha dado varios giros d...
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In this essay, we shall try to make some considerations about the procedures for determining the students reading levels, text readability and their limitations, as well as estimating the difficulty of the reading tasks, for selecting material appropriate to the students´ reading abilities, and for understanding problems in both teaching and readin...

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