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Title: Attitudes of mexican american students towards learning english as a second language in a structured immersion program
Other Titles: Actitudes de los estudiantes méxico-americanos hacia el aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua en un programa estructurado de inmersión
Authors: Uribe Martínez, Diego
Gutiérrez Pérez, José
Madrid, Daniel
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Abstract: This study involves the examination of the attitudes of a group of Mexican American students towards learning English as a second language in a structured immersion program. It also analyzes the extent to which these attitudes differ in relation to the variables of gender and performance in English. Participants were 110 students (girls, n = 56, boys, n = 54) in grades 8-12 in the Compton Unified School District (California, USA). One noteworthy finding of this study is the appearance of a general factor that defines the homogeneous structure of the instruments used in the assessment of student attitudes toward second language learning. In addition, a further factor, which the authors have termed “pressure to learn English” was also identified. This factor is manifested in a high average correlation of all variables. It reveals the motivation to learn a second language in the context of vital necessity where learning English is a key element for the integration in a territory in which the use of Spanish is prohibited by law.
Publisher: Universidad de Granada
Keywords: Mexican american strudents
Structured english inmersion
Learning english second language
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/29104
ISSN: 1697-7467
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: Uribe Martínez, D.; Gutiérrez Pérez, J.; Madrid Fernández, D. Attitudes of mexican american students towards learning english as a second language in a structured immersion program. Porta Linguarum, 20: 205-221 (2013). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/29104]
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