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ERIC Number: EJ1137911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2304-9650
Variables Affecting Proficiency in English as a Second Language
Santana, Josefina C.; García-Santillán, Arturo; Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena
European Journal of Contemporary Education, v6 n1 p138-148 2017
This study explores different variables leading to proficiency in English as a second language. Level of English on a placement exam taken upon entering a private university in Mexico was correlated to several variables. Additionally, participants (N = 218) were asked their perception of their own proficiency. A linear regression and a one-factor ANOVA were carried out. Three variables best explain the level obtained on the placement exam. These are: number of instruction hours, type of school, and how frequently the learner reads in English. Findings also show that the participants' perception of their proficiency corresponds to the results obtained on the placement test.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico
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