La calidad de la enseñanza de E/LE y de la traducción: un camino hacia la profesionalización
Keywords:situated learning, motivation, vocational training, co-emergence of competencies, translator training
THE QUALITY OF TEACHING SPANISH AND TRANSLATION SKILLS: TOWARDS PROFESSIONALIZATION
The aim of this paper is to analyse affective and motivational factors during the didactic process within the bachelor studies of “Applied Spanish language”. According to the data collected, a motivational crisis can be observed when students reach the communicative level of Spanish. On the contrary, motivation does not drop in translation classes, while the main problem is low self-efficacy along with high anxiety then facing a translation task. My conclusions point at the renewal of quality conception by reformulating teaching curricula as vocational training. As for the recommended methodology, I propose simultaneous teaching of linguistic and translation skills, according to the principle of co-emergence of competencies, based on students’ autonomy, respect and taking advantage of students’ experience and personal goals.
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