NATIONAL R+D+I PLAN AIMED AT SOCIETY’S CHALLENGES

State Plan for Scientific, Technical and Innovation Research – 2017

Communication, emotion and identity in the acquisition and learning of Spanish as a second language

(Funded by: FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. Agencia Estatal de Investigación. Project FFI2017-83166-C2-1-R)

In its report of 22 May 2018, the European Commission published a report on the “Council recommendation on a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning of languages”. As well as urging Member States to increase investment in language training, it called for research into new forms of learning and support approaches and their application to improving teaching processes.

This project aims to build on recent findings, contributions and achievements in brain science to better understand the processes of second language acquisition and, in particular, to generate theoretical frameworks to guide teaching, support teachers and improve outcomes.

This is a coordinated project led by the Universidad de Alcalá, which is based on two fundamental axes: the expression of emotion and the construction of identity.

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Resonancia emocional SUBPROJECT Emotional resonance Emotional resonance in Spanish as second language Learn more Learn more Emotional resonance in Spanish as second language SUBPROJECT Emotional resonance Metasentimientos SUBPROJECT Meta-emotions Between the invisible borders of communication Learn more Learn more Between the invisible borders of communication SUBPROJECT Meta-emotions Atribución SUBPROJECT Affectivity and attribution Affectivity, attributional style and learning Spanish as a second language Learn more Learn more Affectivity, attributional style and learning Spanish as a second language SUBPROJECT Affectivity and attribution Teatro SUBPROJECT Theatre and communication Theatre: voice, emotion and identity Learn more Learn more Theatre: voice, emotion and identity SUBPROJECT Theatre and communication

MEtasentimientos Atribución teatro Emoción

Innovation, inspiration and knowledge

The LEIDE Group organizes congresses, provides specialized training and invites researchers from different fields of work. We will keep you informed of next events.

Oscar Wilde
“Passions about whose origin we deceived ourselves tyrannized most strongly over us. Our weakest motives were those of whose nature we were conscious”.
Oscar Wilde
Patricia Highsmith
“One just focuses a lot of emotions of a nasty kind on one person, and there you are, hating something or somebody”.
Patricia Highsmith
Nietzche
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings: always darker, emptier and simpler”.
Nietzche
Spinoza
“Everyone governs everything according to their own affections”.
Spinoza
Ralph W. Emerson
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”.
Ralph W. Emerson
Virginia Wolf
“I prefer where truth is important to write fiction”.
Virginia Wolf
William James
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome”.
William James
M. E. Seligman.
“Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think”.
M. E. Seligman
Winston S. Churchill
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”.
Winston S. Churchill
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“Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence”.
M.E. Seligman
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“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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“Shift your attention, and your emotion shifts. Shift your emotion, and your attention shifts”.
Frederick Dodson

The LEIDE group

The LEIDE research group is made up of professors and researchers from the Universities of Alcalá, Salamanca, Alicante, País Vasco and Nebrija, the Instituto Cervantes and Alcalingua-UAH. It also has a large network of collaborators in many countries, all of them teachers of Spanish in different educational institutions.

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