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TitleThe Beliefs of Self-Identified Successful Learners of Spanish at the University Level
AuthorRodríguez Manzanares, María Ángeles
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2006. Education
Paginationvi, 187 leaves
SubjectSpanish language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Second language acquisition
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
NotesBibliography: leaves 143-156.
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to gain insight into the beliefs of self-identified successful learners of Spanish as a foreign language at a Canadian university. Data collection for the case study relied on the Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory or BALLI (Horwitz, 1988) in combination with an online discussion and individual online interviews. Descriptive profiles of individual participants' beliefs as well as cross-case analysis and comparisons with the literature highlighted the importance of beliefs related to informal opportunities for learning in authentic contexts such as through interactions with native speakers and the target culture. Implications for teaching Spanish include providing opportunities for authentic language practice and access to the target culture. Future studies might compare learning French and Spanish in Canadian contexts.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera2052737
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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