Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Subtitling as a Teaching Tool for English for Specific Purposes’ Students
Paula Buil Beltrán

Last modified: 08-05-2018


New technologies have invaded our daily lives, and as a consequence the use of computers and internet inside the classroom is progressively more frequent. At the same time, subtitling as a teaching/learning tool has become more popular. For that purpose, scholars such as Delabastita (1989), Sokoli (2006) or Talaván (2013) have been researching how the adaptation of these subtitling methods will have some influence in the learning/teaching process. Thus, the aim of this paper is to present an interlingual subtitling task in a class for English for Specific Purposes students (from a university degree of architecture), in order to improve their receptive skills (commonly known as listening and reading). Along these lines, this paper will explore the use of Task Based Learning in ESP classes and it will propose a teaching unit for further implementation in a university class of English for the degree of architecture, discussing the advantages and repercussions it may have for the acquisition and improvement of the aforementioned passive skills.

Keywords: Subtitling; English for Specific Purposes; Task Based Learning; Passive Skills; Architecture.

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