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ERIC Number: EJ1031130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Service Learning, Phonemic Perception, and Learner Motivation: A Quantitative Study
Medina, Almitra; Gordon, Leslie
Foreign Language Annals, v47 n2 p357-371 Sum 2014
A nine-week empirical study of 25 adults in a second language (L2) Spanish phonetics course explored whether students' participation in service-learning language exchange sessions with native Spanish speakers outside of class influenced learners' (1) motivation for foreign language learning and (2) phonemic perception in Spanish. Divided into service-learning and non-service-learning groups, participants overall showed a significant pre- to post-study improvement in phonemic perception as well as a substantial decrease or increase on four L2 motivational factors. However, no significant differences surfaced between the experimental and the control groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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