General Objectives

The DI-AAL group has as its objective research in languages, the processes of language acquisition and the most efficient strategies in language teaching. The interests of the group range from the conventional lines of research to the incorporation to the classroom of the latest information and communication technologies, using emotional intelligence, certain aspects of interest in psycho-pedagogy, simulation and gaming, corpus linguistics, etc.

Specific Objectives

  • Design of telematic and classroom simulations for the teaching and learning of languages.
  • Creation of databases, network-based, for the exchange of information and materials between users of different national and international universities.
  • Development of software and communications protocols necessary for distance learning.
  • Analysis of lexical, syntactic and semantic characteristics of scientific and technical discourse and its application in teaching through traditional strategies, as well as the incorporation of information and communications technologies.
  • Quality control in the assessment of language knowledge.
  • Analysis and design of ludic-educational tools on different supports and their utilization in teaching and learning.
  • Production of multilingual electronic language corpora.
  • Creation of lexical and grammatical data banks.
  • Training for teachers and professionals in the skills and competencies necessary for using simulation and gaming as work tools.
  • Training for trainers in the use of information and communications technologies applied to teaching.
  • Study and implementation of the different methods and approaches employed in language teaching and learning.
  • Teacher training in the psychological and pedagogical aspects of classroom intervention.
  • Teacher training in the psychological and pedagogical aspects that will improve work in the classroom.
  • Teacher training in aspects related to the dimension of affect and the use of emotional intelligence as essential tool.


Diseño: Comunicarte, 2005
© DI-AAL - Universitat Politècnica de València, 2005