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Code Choice in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Classroom

Abstract This semester-long study examined the functions for which English (L1) and Spanish (L2) were used in two intact hybrid Spanish as a foreign language (FL) university classes at the 202 (fourth semester) level. Five 75-minutes classes of two instructors were observed by the researcher, video- and audio-recorded, and transcribed. A survey was also used to determine the functions for which the instructors and students believed that Spanish and English were used in the classroom, and the functions for which both believed that the two languages should be used. Talking about a test and teaching grammar were the functions for which both instructors used the most English and the most Spanish. The questionnaire results indicated that the students who... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Hansel, Patsy Jane (Author) / Lafford, Barbara A (Advisor) / García, Carmen (Advisor) / Elorrieta, Jabier (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Teacher education / Language / Code Choice / L1 / Second language acquisition / Spanish / Target language / Teaching
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 104 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. Spanish 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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