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Departmental Section of Linguistics Applied to Science and Technology

The Department of Linguistics Applied to Science and Technology is of cross-cutting nature, and thus it is in charge of teaching modern languages in all UPM Centres. It consists of different departmental sections, including the DEPARTMENTAL SECTION OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio.

The Department teaches the compulsory subject of English for Professional and Academic Communication in all official undergraduate's degrees at the UPM. It is also responsible for undertaking optional subjects, both in English and in other modern languages. In addition, it organizes and manages the Level B2 English language certification process (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), which is a compulsory requirement for qualifying for an undergraduate's degree in the UPM.

Besides, research has played an important role within the Departmental Section. Proof of this was its participation on the creation of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE) and the fact that they were pioneers in implementing the methodological principles of Applied Linguistics. Some of its research lines are the following:

  • Study of aeronautical speech from the point of view of the cognitive paradigm.
  • Study of the conceptual metaphor in technical language.
  • Languages Portfolio according to the Common European Framework of Reference.
  • Controlled languages for Aeronautics.
  • Rating Scale Validation in high-stakes Tests of English for Aviation Personnel.
  • Interdisciplinary study of professional and academic discourses and genres, and various methodologies for a continuous training of teachers to prepare them to provide teaching in English language.

Members of the Departmental Section

Head of Department Delegated of the Section

María del Mar Robisco Martín

Teaching staff

Bernice Clark Thomas

Luis Dochao Moreno

Juan Manuel Holgado Vicente

Carmen Sancho Guinda

Location and Contact

Departmental Section of Linguistics Applied to Science and Technology
ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio
Plaza del Cardenal Cisneros, 3
28040 Madrid

  +34 91 336 6368 (A Building)

  +34 91 336 7484 (B Building)

  +34 91 336 7487 (Languages Lab)