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ERIC Number: EJ910369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Perceived Writing Likes and Needs in Spanish and English as Foreign Languages
Bruton, Anthony S.; Marks, Emilia Alonso; Fernandez, Angeles Broca
Hispania, v93 n3 p471-489 Sep 2010
A survey was conducted with public secondary school students of English as a foreign language in Spain and with similar public secondary school students of Spanish in the United States on their perceptions of writing likes and needs. Their teachers were surveyed as well. In general, the perceived needs outweigh the likes, and the students of Spanish are more positive about writing than their counterpart students of English. Informal writing, interactive writing, and translation are high on the likes, and more formal writing on the needs, with informal writing also considered important. More personal writing is neither liked nor considered necessary by many students. The topic choices are not so clear-cut. Foreign language teachers' perceptions of their students' perceptions reveal numerous discrepancies. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain; United States