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Attitudes towards English in Cuban Higher Education. Recent Developments and Challenges

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dc.contributor.author van Splunder, Frank es_ES
dc.contributor.author Dávila Pérez, Geisa es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-77.78116699999998; north=21.521757; name= Cuba
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-05T12:25:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-05T12:25:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-02T12:25:23Z
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490486900 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/109551
dc.description.abstract [EN] English is used as a lingua franca in an increasing number of domains. In higher education, English has become prominent as the language of course materials, scientific publications, research, as well as teaching, a trend which is particularly noticeable in Europe. In Latin America, however, the surge of English is relatively recent, and within Latin America, Cuba is an interesting case. Whereas learning English was not encouraged in the 1980s, in today’s Cuba English has gained importance, and learning and teaching English has become a priority. The current research explores how Cuban students and lecturers of two different fields (English and Engineering) perceive the growing importance of English in today’s higher education in Cuba. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire conducted at Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba. The results reveal a positive attitude towards English, which most participants perceive as very important for their career prospects. On the other hand, it was found that most respondents overrate their ability to communicate in English. Moreover, they are not acquainted with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), even though the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education has accepted the CEFR as its official standard. es_ES
dc.description.uri http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD18 es_ES
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAD'18)
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Learning es_ES
dc.subject Educational systems es_ES
dc.subject Teaching es_ES
dc.subject Attitudes
dc.subject English language
dc.subject Higher education
dc.subject Cuba
dc.subject CEFR
dc.title Attitudes towards English in Cuban Higher Education. Recent Developments and Challenges es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/HEAD18.2018.7911 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Van Splunder, F.; Dávila Pérez, G. (2018). Attitudes towards English in Cuban Higher Education. Recent Developments and Challenges. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 125-132. doi:10.4995/HEAD18.2018.7911 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate Junio 20-22,2018 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD18/paper/view/7911 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 125 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 132 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 7911 es_ES


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