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Verónica Payá Muñoz
 
Year 2012-2013
Degree in Teacher Training (Primary Education). Internship on linguistic advisory services in Catalunya Ràdio. Nowadays, she works as a teacher of English for the Centre de Recursos per a l'Ocupació (Calaf), in the Consorci per a la Promoció de l'Alta Anoia (Els Prats de Rei) and the school Alta Segarra (Calaf) Catalonia, Spain.
  "I make a very positive assessment of this master. Personally, it has helped me to improve the knowledge in areas where I regularly work with and now I can apply the contents learnt in my job. On the other hand, the practical approach of many subjects is noteworthy, which is appreciated when you are already immersed in the professional world.
Special mention is addressed to teachers, who have always been available to answer any questions and provide the necessary support. This proximity, both teachers and peers, and the inherent flexibility of online education have made the Master in Applied Languages were an ideal program."

 

Ferran Costa Marimon
 
Year 2012-2013
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Relacions Internacionals, Econòmiques (minor). Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Member of the Executive Board of Inlingua International (Andorra)
  "I make a very positive assessment of this master. Personally, it has helped me to improve the knowledge in areas where I regularly work with and now I can apply the contents learnt in my job. On the other hand, the practical approach of many subjects is noteworthy, which is appreciated when you are already immersed in the professional world.
Special mention is addressed to teachers, who have always been available to answer any questions and provide the necessary support. This proximity, both teachers and peers, and the inherent flexibility of online education have made the Master in Applied Languages were an ideal program."

 

Oscar Kem-mekah Kadzue
 
Year 2011-2012
BA in Applied Foreign Language (French, English and Spanish) from the University of Dschang (Cameroon)
  "The general evaluation is very positive, really. The faculty's kindness and proximity is valuable: without stopping being your teachers, they become your colleages, your friends and your travelling companion during this virtual experience. They are always there when you need advice, and above all, replying very soon. They were always online waiting for our doubts."

 

Verònica Segarra
 
Year 2011-2012
BA in Catalan Philology (UdL) and Masters in Speech Therapy (UPC). Professional field: Speech Therapy.
  “The Master’s degree is very well organized, and with many guidelines, which really helps the students a lot. Moreover, given that it is totally virtual, your working schedule and the study schedule can be compatible."

 

Hugo Bejarano
 
Year 2010-2011
Bachelor of Arts. He is engaged in university teaching and educational consulting in Columbia. He currently has a number of roles, including Schools Delegate for Columbia, Madrid, Spain, Representative for Columbia of the Instituto de Lenguas Verde Amarelo Portugues Oniline, and Postgraduate School Coordinator in Columbia, Universidad del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile.
  “I consider the Master’s in Applied Languages a high-quality course due to the content and the excellent staff. In particular I’d like to highlight the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of the tutors in responding in the shortest time possible to any concerns of the students through the Virtual Campus, including Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays. In my case, and in spite of the time difference, they were always attentive and my doubts were always resolved, however insignificant they appeared to be. The coordinator of the master’s was in particular exceptional in her dedication, care and timeliness, a significant factor in the success of the course. Moreover, some tutors took it upon themselves to add a touch of human warmth and positive motivation, and encouragement on a journey that was more often than not challenging. The fact that it was online meant that it was accessible to everyone at the click of a button”

 

Josep M. Corretger
 
Year 2010-2011
BA in Catalan Philology and secondary school teacher.
  “I think highly of all the teaching staff and their prompt response to any queries, as well as their explanation of errors in such a manner so as to help to subsequently improve the mark attained in the practical.
In some cases, the tutor allowed us to send drafts, or gave us one practical per month to complete, which helped us to prepare them with time and consideration.

In my opinion, being able to work at a distance and attend university once a month, sorting out any doubts and getting to know everyone a bit, is an advantage. I’ve improved my critical writing and bibliographical citation skills. And last but not least, the sensitivity, consideration, and friendliness of all of the teaching staff must be praised!

 

Antonio Riutort
 
Year 2010-2011
BA in Philosophy, MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE), PhD in Applied Linguistics. He is currently teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
  “The master’s has an attractive programme. Its undertaking is a pleasure for those of us who enjoy Applied Linguistics.
I have learnt interesting things, many of which will aid me in my teaching practice.
At the same time, I believe this master’s to be necessary in the training of professionals in areas which are essential for society today.”

 

Gemma Aldevert
 
Year 2009-2010
Graduated in Catalan Language and Literature at Barcelona University and senior teacher at the High School in Alcarras from 1997.
  "The subjects contents help you keep up with current trends in teaching. One of the best things in the master degree is how quick teachers answered all our doubts whenever there was something we did not understand in the modules. Even if it is a virtual course, we had the impression there was somebody taking care of us whenever we needed it. I think teachers have shown a great professionalism. I particularly liked the way teachers planned the face to face sessions. As nearly all of us were able to keep up-to-date with the activities, teachers solved our doubts … Well, they were very useful sessions.

 

M. Elena Beà
 
Year 2009-2010
BA in Catalan Philology.

 

“In general, up until now all the subjects have seemed most interesting to me. I also believe the methodology of the master’s online to be a plus.”

 

Pilar Echauz
 
Year 2009-2010
BA in Geography and History, coordinator of voluntary programmes and technician of the programme for older people.
  “Overall, the master’s has fulfilled my expectations. I registered for the master’s because I wanted to improve my CV to be able to continue in the world of teaching. For me, ICT resources has been one of the subjects which I have enjoyed most on the master’s. The activities have been interesting and appropriate, and have made me think about new technologies and their incorporation into the classroom.
I have also found the seminar on research techniques very useful.”

 

Àngels Martínez


Year 2009-2010
BA in Catalan Philology. She has undertaken tasks on teaching, linguistic advice and lexicography.
  “In general, my evaluation is very positive. I would especially like to highlight the opportunity to follow an official master’s which is completely online (with the additional in-class sessions on Saturdays), and the benefits that this type of study offers (no timetable restraints, possibility of continual study wherever you are, etc.). Regarding the Virtual Campus, I found it easy to use and well-suited to the didactic purposes for which it is conceived.”

 

Isabelle Cochin
 
Year 2008-2009
BA in French Philology. French teacher and director of the Official Language School (EOI) of Tàrrega
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  “The information provided is very fitting for completion of the tasks, and the bibliography is very detailed and interesting.
The objectives are well-defined and the guidelines for carrying out the exercises are clearly outlined. In general, everything is very clear.
Some subjects are complemented in a practical manner, which is interesting and enriching, while others contribute varied and pragmatic perspectives.
We also have debates which have allowed for interesting dialogue, as we have been able to reflect and share the experiences of all participants.
In general, all of the teaching staff have been attentive to our concerns, and email responses have been prompt.
I also believe that meeting on a monthly basis has been very positive, both for clarifying certain points and also for having contact in person.”

 

Maite Fernández
 
Year 2008-2009
BA in English Philology (UdL) and postgraduate in Applied Linguistics in Teaching and Translation. She currently works as an English teacher at the secondary school Ermengol IV de Bellcaire d’Urgell (Lleida)
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“I really appreciate the materials provided on the subjects and the knowledge of the teaching staff, as well as their flexibility and understanding.
On a different note, you form bonds with your colleagues that help keep you going.”

 

Rosa Martinez
 
Year 2008-2009
BA in English Philology from the Universitat de Lleida (2004-08). She has worked as an English teacher at various educational centres, and is currently at the Acadèmia General d'Estudis.

  “The structure of the subjects has been consistently good, and this has helped us a lot with our work. I particularly appreciate how the teaching staff prepared the units: with notes, bibliographies, links, examples of how to carry out the evaluation activities, and so on.
Allowing us to propose a topic for the final dissertation was most welcome, as those of us who wanted to expand our horizons were able to do so.”

 

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