ERIC Number: EJ1198430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Context Matters: Multilingual Learners on Public Speaking Courses
Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.
Communication Teacher, v33 n1 p63-79 2019
This study assessed whether L1 (English as first language), L2 (English as second language, recent transition to the United States), and Generation 1.5 (English as second language, years of United States--based education) students are able to grow and perform similarly in a public speaking course on measures of public speaking anxiety, information literacy, and several types of learning assessments. Results show no differences between L1, L2, and Generation 1.5 students. This study also assessed whether L2 students are more successful in integrated or protected section, and had mixed findings.
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Speaking, English, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Information Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Immigrants, Foreign Students, College Students, Grades (Scholastic), Communication Skills, Language Tests, Course Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language