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Using a Creative Science Approach for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Postgraduate Students

  • Víctor ZamudioEmail author
  • María del Pilar Pérez Mata
  • Victor Callaghan
  • Shumei Zhang
  • Carlos Lino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 532)

Abstract

This paper presents a work in progress concerning the use of Creative Science methodology as a strategy for teaching English language to Spanish-speaking computer science students at the Instituto Tecnológico de León, Mexico. While this paper focuses on Spanish-speaking students the methods are generic and transferable to other languages. One of the challenges is that students must achieve an English level of B1 according to the common European framework, so it is of vital importance for students to achieve this score as it is a qualification requirement. In this paper, the use of the Creative Science methodology together with traditional English language teaching techniques is proposed, where students must propose creative solutions as well as build engineering prototypes as part of the learning process.

Keywords

Creative science Creative writing Technology Fiction English language EFL Language acquisition Teaching and learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Víctor Zamudio
    • 1
    Email author
  • María del Pilar Pérez Mata
    • 1
  • Victor Callaghan
    • 2
  • Shumei Zhang
    • 3
  • Carlos Lino
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico de LeónGuanajuatoMexico
  2. 2.University of EssexColchesterUK
  3. 3.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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