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ERIC Number: ED518172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-7
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Do Peer Tutors Help Teach ESL Students to Learn English as a Second Language More Successfully?
Lyttle, LeighAnne
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This research study tries to understand the information processing model and social learning theory in regards to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish speakers by using peer teaching methods. This study will examine each theory's concepts and frameworks to better comprehend what teaching methods support English language learning. By studying how humans learn and remember, teachers can get a better grasp on how to improve teaching techniques and displaying information to students. By studying the social learning theory it shows that people learn from each other, including such notions as observational learning, imitation, and modeling. Used in conjunction with each other, these theories help explain how people learn and give insight to the best method to teach ESL to Spanish speakers. The research question is: "Do peer tutors help teach English as a second language to foreign language speakers more successfully?"
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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