Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia

Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura

Doctor of Education

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Abstract It is important to adopt a teaching method that matches learners' learning styles and motivates them to learn English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Therefore, this study aims to examine the effect of using the digital application NAVIO to enhance second graders' competence in linguistic communication, sense of initiative and entrepreneursh...
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Oftentimes, teachers who identify themselves as LGTBIQ+ may feel unsafe at work, which may upset their wellbeing and destabilize their key psychological traits. Hence, feelings such as insecurity, lack of self-confidence, anxiety, and fear are on loop in their everyday lives. Thus, in this study we pursued an examination of the interplay between se...
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The present study examines the effect of a technology-based assessment on the writing performance of Algerian English Foreign Language (EFL) students. Forty-two first-year EFL at the English Department at Tlemcen University (Algeria) took part in the experiment. They were divided into an experimental group (n = 21) and a control group (n = 21). A p...
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In this qualitative study, we aim to gain insight into the stakeholders’ perspectives around the inclusion of a mild intellectual disability (MID) student of perinatal origin in the foreign language (FL) classroom, and their perspectives on the student’s working conditions, and the support needed to effectively develop this student’s basic FL skill...
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This paper examines the current representations of gender roles and heteronormativity in a corpus of textbooks used to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Spanish high schools. Several studies have documented the importance of recognizing problems of homophobic harassment and gender bias which may result in a significant number of students...
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This paper is based on a training course which took place at the University of Granada (Spain) with the general purpose of introducing and discussing queer issues in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teaching. The specific aim was to empower primary and secondary school pre-service EFL teachers in order to take pedagogical action in favour of LGB...
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The role that technology has played in the educational domain is undeniable. In fact, it has affected various aspects of students' way of learning, not least their assessment. This change has been conducive to an online based-evaluation in line with the 21 st-century era referred to as e-assessment. The present paper is a review of the literature t...
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Este artículo investiga cómo las personas LGTBI+ son representadas por la prensa conservadora y progresista españolas en un corpus de noticias, en torno a la ratificación de la constitucionalidad del matrimonio homosexual en España el 06 de noviembre de 2012. La metodología de estudio es propia del Análisis Crítico del Discurso: roles semánticos de...
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The purpose of this investigation was to gain insight into the motivation of students to learn English at secondary school. In order to achieve this objective, the following research questions framed the study: (1) How motivated are students to learn English in secondary school?, and (2) What motivates students to learn English in secondary school?...
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The final aim of this paper is to raise awareness regarding multi-transculturalism in the language classrooms. In EFL settings, target culture is constantly redefined and enriched with new ways of seeing and thinking portrayed by students’ pluri-L1s. We think that pre and in-service teachers need a special training in these issues. That is why we f...
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This book includes papers from the conference "New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching", held in Granada (Spain) in April 2016. We discussed current proposals ranging, amongst others, from Communicative Language Teaching to Content and Language Integrated Learning, from Cooperative Language Learning to Task-based Language Teaching, and from the Lex...
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Resumen: El presente artículo aborda la enseñanza de la lectura en el aula de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera (ILE). Numerosos investigadores han resaltado los beneficios que la lectura proyecta en el lector y cómo texto y sujeto interactúan para ampliar los límites impuestos por el formato físico. Ahora bien, pocos son los que han abogado por un de...
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El presente artículo expone la génesis y el desarrollo de un proyecto de investigación financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España). Se proponía llevar a la práctica un modelo de formación de docentes de lenguas extranjeras basado en el desarrollo de la conciencia de la identidad docente, usando como principal herramienta las propi...
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Este estudio se centra en el análisis de los titulares de prensa relacionados con el anteproyecto de la ley del aborto desde un punto de vista lingüístico e ideológico. Para llevar a cabo este propósito, hemos creado un corpus de cincuenta titulares de prensa donde se alude a la nueva ley que pretende regular el aborto en el Estado español. Los dat...
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This paper presents a pioneering teacher training model based on the development of teacher identity. We examine the planning and steps carried out in the implementation of a research project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain). The first phase focuses on the trainees' own narratives. We also used questionnaires, inte...
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This article presents the planning and steps carried out in the implementation of a research project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain). The project aimed to implement a Foreign Language teacher training model based on the development of teacher identity, using as the main instrument the trainees’ own narratives. The...
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In this paper we pursue to know how EFL teacher trainees perceive the introduction of queer issues within their teaching practices. The qualitative study has been conducted at the University of Granada (Spain) with ten would-be teachers who are in their final year of university studies and have completed their school practice period. In order to un...
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This paper examines the importance of vocabulary in the comprehension and interpretation of L2 texts for the language learner. In order to achieve this, a group of students from the University of Granada (Spain) was asked to participate in a reading program organized by the Research Group HUM-457 Language and Literature Teaching. Consequently, the...
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This paper examines the importance of vocabulary in the comprehension and interpretation of L2 texts for the language learner. In order to achieve this, a group of students from the University of Granada (Spain) was asked to participate in a reading program organized by the Research Group HUM-457 Language and Literature Teaching. Consequently, the...
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This paper presents a series of actions carried out in order to adapt one of the courses in the training curriculum of Foreign Language Teachers in the University of Granada (Spain) to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The course focuses on literature teaching. The final aim of the aforementioned actions was that of promoting autonomous l...
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The aim of this paper is to prepare would-be EFL teachers to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. From our point of view, would-be English teachers should be most aware of the importance of cultural systems as a means to understand peoples’ behaviour. In their process of learning the foreign language, students have already fe...
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En este trabajo presentamos la explotación didáctica de dos películas del director de cine Pedro Almodóvar para ser utilizadas con estudiantes de Español como Lengua Extranjera (E/LE) de nivel avanzado. Con este corpus se pretende introducir y discutir la construcción cultural del género en la década de los 80 que este cineasta plasma en ¿...
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La proyección comunicativa desde la que se ha abordado la enseñanza y aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras en las últimas décadas, ha contribuido gratamente a la consolidación de un contexto comunicativo auténtico que establece los pilares del proceso. Con este artículo nos proponemos resaltar los beneficios que el uso de historias cortas de ficción...
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Foreign Language Acquisition entails becoming familiar with other ways of thinking, viewing and perceiving the so-called reality. This familiarization means relativizing theunquestioned so far. Students become aware of the cultural richness inherent in any social group and start thinking of possible ways of narrowing cultural bridges and crossing b...
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In this paper we report on the outcomes of the Teaching Innovation Project "Gender and Sexual Orientation: From cultural discourses to innovation in teacher training" implemented at the Faculty of Education of the University of Granada (Spain) during the academic year 2006-2007. By adopting a gender perspective, teacher trainees get acquainted with...
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Este artículo pretende dilucidar los aspectos gramaticales y semánticos más conflictivos que a los que se enfrentan los estudiantes angloparlantes de Español Lengua Extranjera cuando aprenden las formas verbales del imperfecto y del pretérito. Haremos un recorrido panorámico sobre las particularidades morfológicas, los diferentes usos contextuales,...
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The final aim of this paper is to raise awareness regarding multiculturalism in our classrooms. In EFL settings, target culture is constantly redefined and enriched with new ways of seeing and thinking portrayed by students' pluri-L1s. We think that would- be teachers need a special training in these issues at tertiary level. That's why we feel the...
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In this paper we aim at presenting Reading Journals as an innovative tool within EFL settings. We tackle this issue from the point of view of the reader (as co-creator of meaning) rather than prioritizing only the meaning as simply expressed in the text. Thus we present the designing of a Reading Journal where self-perceptions and interests flow sm...
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In this paper we aim at understanding the concept of interculturality and its implications and applications for the EFL classroom. Later, we present the theoretical underpinnings of this educational relation between culture and foreign languages. Finally, we offer the reader the results of a multicultural reading experience carried out at the Melil...
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Recopilación de once estudios sobre la enseñanza de la Lengua y la cultura españolas a hablantes no nativos. Ofrece perspectivas teóricas y prácticas, se tratan diversos aspectos didácticos como la competencia y las unidades didácticas interculturales, los diferentes enfoques metodológicos de algunos manuales, el desarrollo de la expresión escrita,...
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En: Lenguaje y textos La Coruña 2006, n. 23-24; p.187-196 Este artículo presenta el diario de lectura cama una herramienta innovadora dentro de contextos de inglés como lengua extranjera. Se aborda el tema, desde el punto de vista del sujeto lector (como co-creador de significado) en vez de priorizar solamente el significado textual. De este modo i...
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Tesis Univ. Granada. Departamento de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura. Leída el 18 de julio de 2005

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Promotion of technology-mediated task-based language learning.