language = "Inglés"

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V+N miscollocations in the written production of university level students

Description: The study of collocation – the restricted way in which two or more words combine across texts – has recently gained much relevance. The acquisition of these combinations has proved an important obstacle for non-native speakers of a foreign language as evinced in recorded unusual combinations of word...
Language(s): Inglés

The effect of topic on rate of speech

Description: This study reports on the influence of a given topic on rate of speech, one measure of oral fluency. Twenty college-level learners of Spanish from four learner populations participated in a thirty-minute interview. The four groups were classified as follows: fifth semester with no experience abroad ...
Language(s): Inglés

Spanish verb support constructions from a learner perspective

Author(s): Buckingham, Louisa
Description: Few studies exist on verb-support constructions (VSC) from a didactic perspective; however, the scant evidence available suggests that learners tend to employ these structures less frequently than native speakers. Didactic materials and dictionaries provide only very superficial treatment of these c...
Language(s): Inglés

Class size reduction in the second language classroom

Description: In this study, class size reduction (CSR) was implemented in six sections of second semester, university level Spanish classes in which the enrollment cap was lowered from 27 to 20 students. The methodology for the study included a student opinion questionnaire, classroom observations, and student c...
Language(s): Inglés

Promoting acquisition of academic vocabulary in English-medium secondary education in the USA

Description: In U.S. secondary schools, particularly in large urban areas, many English language learners (ELLs), which term here designates those who immigrate to the United States and learn English as their second language while attending school, demonstrate an impressive command of oral skills. Some students ...
Language(s): Inglés

Rethinking spoken fluency

Author(s): McCarthy, Michael
Description: This article re-examines the notion of spoken fluency. Fluent and fluency are terms commonly used in everyday, lay language, and fluency, or lack of it, has social consequences. The article reviews the main approaches to understanding and measuring spoken fluency and suggest that spoken fluency is b...
Language(s): Inglés

A state-of-the art review of background knowledge as one of the major factors that influence reading comprehension performance

Description: The aim of this paper is to review the research carried out to date on the use and effect of background knowledge on reading comprehension. We want to reflect on the use of background knowledge in first (L1) and second (L2) language reading comprehension and on the interrelation between language pro...
Language(s): Inglés

The treatment of vocabulary in EFL textbooks

Description: This empirical study researches the treatment given to vocabulary in current textbooks published for teaching English as a foreign and/or second language (EFL/ESL). The article starts with a description of some of the strengths and weaknesses of L2 textbooks. It continues with different aspects rela...
Language(s): Inglés

A bilingual glossary for IELTS band 5

Description: A thematic, bilingual glossary was used in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) course at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. This paper reports on an evaluation performed on this glossary with the objective of determining its validity as a learning tool, as well as its usefulness in h...
Language(s): Inglés

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