The incidence of economic status, context of learning, and attitudes towards language learning on the language proficiency of adult students from advanced English courses at CENIUES.

Barrera Palacios, Víctor Javier and Carranza Estrada, Jorge Alberto and González Hernández, Brenda Mabel and Reinosa Panameño, Kenny Alberto and Zúniga Miranda, Nancy Margarita (2011) The incidence of economic status, context of learning, and attitudes towards language learning on the language proficiency of adult students from advanced English courses at CENIUES. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

Learning a language and successfully putting it into practice is part of the individual‟s growth and depends on many aspects surrounding the learners‟ proficiency, which is reflected by the speaker‟s performance in a given language. In fact, students‟ socioeconomic status, context of learning, and attitudes towards the language learning process are social demographic issues that have been regarded as factors that have an incidence on the students‟ proficiency (Ellis, 2003). As a matter of fact, during the two last decades longitudinal and small-scale studies have been carried out in at least 29 high and low- income countries, reflecting the relevance of this phenomenon (Heyneman & Loxley, 1983). Outcomes derived from these studies indicate that students‟ social backgrounds play an influential role on their language proficiency. Consequently, it would be misleading to overlook students‟ social demographic issues when determining the causes of their language attainment.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Reina Aguilar
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 19:50
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 19:56
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/2450

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