Learning English for economics through the mass media



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Almendárez López, Isidro and García Vaquero, Ángel (1992) Learning English for economics through the mass media. [ Documentos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales; nº 34, 1992, ISSN: 2255-5471 ]

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Our students of Economics have to read long texts referring to international different aspects of economic theory, trade, business organizations, the world economy, etc. The main target, according to their curriculum, is to achieve a good knowledge of a specific vocabulary which will facilitate them their understanding of a written passage dealing with an economic issue. Apart from the implementation of different reading techniques, we believe that the integration of the other three skills is the best way to achieve our aim. At the same time we provide students with a more comprehensive knowledge of the language. According to this, we show different activities we have carried out with our students at the Facul ty of Economics Uni vers idad Complutense (Madrid) - when exploiting a cover story in regard to the recent American recession. The activities we include range from exercises on lexis such as synonyms, fill-in the gaps, semantic fields, matching terms and definitions to a grammar point to be studied in depth, together with the exercises that facilitate its acquisition and finally sorne listening activities associated with notetaking and discussing and comprehension questions from a video tape.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aprendizaje de Inglés; Textos de Economía; Medios de Comunicación.
Subjects:Humanities > Education > Teaching
Humanities > Education > Language and literature study and teaching
Series Name:Documentos de Trabajo de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
ID Code:26044
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 17:42
Last Modified:30 Jun 2014 17:46

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