This course is part of COURSERA, which organizes MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). This specific course is delivered by the University of Pennsylvania. This interesting teaching resource suits the needs of advanced students who are interested in Accountability for Finances through the medium of Spanish. Though this teaching resource does not explicitly cover all five skills defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, 2018)—i.e., reading, speaking, writing, listening and mediation—it displays a bit potential for an integrated approach to all of them, so as to facilitate a harmonious development of students’ language competence.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
This course is a well-organized MOOC for students of Accounting for Finances in Spanish. The adaptability of this teaching resource is very high due to the wide range of pedagogical possibilities that it offers. In addition, its technical usability and accessibility for both lecturers and students can be said to be flexible enough for different learning scenarios. As a result, the motivation and enhancement and the comprehension of this teaching resourced is assessed by these evaluators as highly suitable for the target groups in the context of Language for Specific Purposes. Therefore, this resource shows a high potential for language learning objectives, both as specific and as general Spanish. Teachers are expected to adapt this resource to best suit the specific needs of their students.
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