A total of 437 students attend bilingual degrees at the University of Oviedo
September 19, 2012
Since September last year, 265 lecturers of the academic institution have attended courses promoted by the Campus of International Excellence
Bilingualism gains ground in the University of Oviedo. The ten degrees offering from last year a bilingual itinerary currently have a total of 437 students in the first and second courses.
The offer of bilingual itineraries has been increased this year from 50 to 80 places in the degrees of the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón and the Faculty of Economics and Business. The students registered in the different degrees gather to attend the classes of the common subjects in English. The student distribution acording to the degrees chosen is the following.
Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón
- Degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering
- Degree in Electrical Engineering
- Degree in Mechanical Engineering
- Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automatics Engineering
Faculty of Economics and Business
- Degree in Bussiness Administration and Management
- Degree in Economics
- Degree in Accounting and Finances
Faculty of Commerce
- Degree in Commerce and Marketing
- Degree in Tourism (Faculty of Commerce, Tourism and Social Sciences "Jovellanos"
IT Engineering School of Oviedo
- Degree in Computer Science- Software Engineering
- TOTAL OF STUDENTS REGISTERED IN BILINGUAL DEGREES
The Campus of International Excellence has promoted as one of its main challenges the implementation of bilingualism in the classrooms of the Asturian academic institution. For this reason, the CEI has financed 28 language training courses for the lecturers of the University of Oviedo.
Since April last year, a total of 265 lecturers have attended the courses organised by the CEI at La Casa de las Lenguas. To this figure, we have to add 106 the lecturers who have registered in the courses for this Autumn.
The specific courses for teaching languages to the Teaching and Researching Staff of the University of Oviedo have empowered 111 lecturers to teach in bilingual degrees. These calls have been useful not only for training those lecturers who required it, but also for improving the training and skills of those who already had the level of English demanded for teaching in bilingual itineraries.
In the case of students, the Campus of International Excellence has been organising Zero Courses which may help students be fluent and improve their language skills before beginning the lessons at schools and faculties. A total of 317 students have benefited from this initiative in the nine programmed courses. From them, 187 students have attended classes in the month of September and the rest took advantage of last year's sessions.