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dc.contributor.authorEccius-Wellmann, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorSantana, Josefina C.
dc.contributor.otherCampus Guadalajaraes
dc.coverage.spatialMéxico
dc.creatorJOSEFINA DEL CARMEN SANTANA VILLEGAS;230745
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-26T16:11:22Z
dc.date.available2020-08-26T16:11:22Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.citationEccius Wellmann, C. y Santana, J.C. (2020). Variables that influence language proficiency in students from public and private high schools in Mexico. Mextesol Journal, 44 (2).en
dc.identifier.issn2395-9908
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12552/5264
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.mextesol.net/journal/index.php?page=journal&id_article=20210
dc.description.abstractProficiency in a second language depends on different factors; some of these are individual, while others depend more on the social context where the learning takes place. This article describes a study that examined variables that can lead to proficiency in English as a second language. The study was carried out among first semester university students at four different institutions, three private and one public, in four cities in Mexico. Participants (N=1188) had studied at either public or private high schools, regardless of the type of university where they were enrolled. They responded to a questionnaire about their background in learning English, and they took a computer adaptive placement test to determine their language level. Multiple regression was used to determine which variables can be used to predict scores on the placement test. Results point to reading as the number one predictor of proficiency, regardless of length of instruction, previous language studies, or type of high school, suggesting that public school students can reach on average the same level of proficiency as private school students, if they read. These results suggest that extensive reading may be beneficial in improving language proficiency. ©2020 Asociación Mexicana de Maestros de Inglés MEXTESOL A.C. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.abstractLa competencia en un segundo idioma depende de diferentes factores; algunos de éstos son individuales, mientras que otros dependen más del contexto social donde se lleva a cabo el aprendizaje. Este artículo describe un estudio sobre diferentes variables que pueden conducir a la competencia en inglés como segundo idioma. El estudio se realizó entre estudiantes universitarios de primer semestre en cuatro instituciones diferentes, tres privadas y una pública, en cuatro ciudades de México. Los participantes (N = 1188) estudiaron en escuelas secundarias públicas o privadas, independientemente del tipo de universidad en la que estuvieran matriculados, respondieron a un cuestionario sobre su experiencia en el aprendizaje del inglés. Luego, tomaron una prueba de ubicación por computadora para determinar su nivel de idioma. Se utilizó la regresión múltiple para determinar qué variables son mejores para predecir los puntajes en la prueba de ubicación. Los resultados muestran que la lectura es el predictor número uno de competencia, independientemente del tiempo de estudio, de los estudios previos de idioma, o del tipo de escuela preparatoria. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren que estudiantes de escuelas públicas pueden alcanzar en promedio el mismo nivel de competencia que los estudiantes de escuelas privadas, si leen. Estos resultados hablan de la importancia de implementar programas de lectura para mejorar el dominio del idioma. ©2020 Asociación Mexicana de Maestros de Inglés MEXTESOL A.C. All rights reserved.es
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAsociación Mexicana de Maestros de Inglés MEXTESOL A.C.es
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dc.relation.ispartofREPOSITORIO NACIONAL CONACYTes
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dc.relation.ispartofseries44;2
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dc.sourceMextesol Journalen
dc.subjectExtensive readingen
dc.subjectLanguage proficiencyen
dc.subjectPrivate educationen
dc.subjectPublic educationen
dc.subject.classificationCIENCIAS SOCIALESes
dc.subject.classificationComunicaciónes
dc.subject.classificationCiencias Económicas y Empresarialeses
dc.titleVariables that influence language proficiency in students from public and private high schools in Mexicoen
dc.typeArtículoes
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