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DeFeo, Dayna Jean – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Though definitions vary, the literature on heritage speakers of Spanish identifies two primary attributes: a linguistic and cultural connection to the language. This article profiles four Anglo college students who grew up in bilingual or Spanish-dominant communities in the Southwest who self-identified as Spanish heritage speakers, citing…
Descriptors: College Students, Bilingual Students, Spanish, Native Language
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Calet, Nuria; Martín-Peregrina, Manuel Ángel; Jiménez-Fernández, Gracia; Martínez-Castilla, Pastora – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Phonological difficulties in children with developmental language disorder (DLD) are well documented. However, abilities regarding prosody, the rhythmic and melodic characteristics of language, have been less widely studied, particularly in Spanish. Moreover, the scant research findings that have been reported are contradictory. These…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Comparative Analysis, Speech Communication
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Wickerd, Garry; Tremblay, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
Adaptive behavior rating scales are widely used assessments that ask teachers and parents to rate how well students care for themselves, interact with others, and exhibit practical and academic skills. While adaptive rating scales have yielded reliable and valid results, it is unclear how the readability of the rating forms may impact the results,…
Descriptors: Readability, Behavior Rating Scales, English, Spanish
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Gonzales, Wendy; Tejero Hughes, Marie – Reading Psychology, 2021
Over 11 million students enter school speaking a language other than English. Due to their emerging English proficiency, many English Learners (ELs) struggle with English literacy, which impacts their overall achievement in school. However, there is evidence that ELs who have solid skills in their native language are able to apply their…
Descriptors: Spanish, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, English Language Learners
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Gutiérrez-Palma, Nicolás; Shelton, Michael; Ramos-Álvarez, Manuel Miguel – Journal of Research in Reading, 2021
Background: Previous research has shown that syllables are important units in visual word recognition in Spanish. If they are treated as real phonological units, then other related phonological features such as lexical stress (syllable prominence) may also play a role in this process. At times, lexical stress is the only difference between minimal…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Syllables, Suprasegmentals, Word Recognition
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Moggia, Danilo; Niño-Robles, Noelia; Miller, Scott D.; Feixas, Guillem – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
The Session Rating Scale 3.0 (SRS 3.0) is an ultra-brief measure of the therapeutic alliance, frequently used to provide feedback to the clinician during the therapeutic process (Prescott et al. [2017]. "Feedback-informed treatment in clinical practice. Reaching for excellence." American Psychological Association (APA).…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Rating Scales, Predictive Validity, Psychiatry
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Oh, Min Hyun; Mancilla-Martinez, Jeannette – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Despite the unprecedented growth of Spanish-English dual language learners (DLLs) in new destination states--where DLLs have not been historically served--empirical understanding of their language and literacy skills is scant. Drawing on scientific understandings of bilingual language acquisition, we compare monolingually scored and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language), Grade 2
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Caldas, Blanca – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2021
This is a case study of supplementary support sessions for Spanish proficiency offered in a bilingual teacher preparation program in Texas throughout an academic year. The support sessions were created to assist pre-service bilingual teachers in further developing their command of Spanish through extra practice, feedback, and test preparation in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies, Spanish
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Cintrón, Valerie; Piedra, Lissette M.; Pineros-Leano, Maria – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
Bilingual social workers need specialized training to provide effective mental health services to Spanish-speaking Latinos. Ideally, this training should use the language in which the social workers plan to practice. This article describes an innovative two-semester course offered "in Spanish" that prepared advanced undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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De la Calle, A. M.; Guzmán-Simón, F.; García-Jiménez, E.; Aguilar, M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Early literacy skills serve as the best precursors of reading success and risk indicators of the double deficit and triple deficit hypotheses according to the spelling consistency of languages. Our study analyzes the predictive value of phonological awareness, naming speed, and orthographic skills for early reading in Spanish. Participants…
Descriptors: Spanish, Reading Achievement, Emergent Literacy, Phonological Awareness
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Mesa, Carol; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the kindergarten, first-, and second-grade predictors of reading comprehension in bilingual children. Specifically, we evaluated the role that Spanish and English skills play in predicting English reading comprehension in third grade. Method: As part of a longitudinal study, 248 bilingual children…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 3, Reading Comprehension, Spanish
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Anderson-Mejías, Pamela – Hispania, 2018
Spanish heritage language learners (SHLL) on the United States-Mexico border in Texas often select online classes for convenience. This qualitative investigation presents preliminary information on how these SHLLs view twenty online Spanish courses based on 391 course evaluations. The literature indicates a need to consider heritage languages…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Standards
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Marchman, Virginia A.; Bermúdez, Vanessa N.; Bang, Janet Y.; Fernald, Anne – Developmental Science, 2020
Many Latino children in the U.S. speak primarily Spanish at home with few opportunities for exposure to English before entering school. For monolingual children, the strongest early predictor of later school success is oral language skill developed before kindergarten. Less is known about how early oral language skills support later learning in…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lallana, Amparo; Pastor-González, Victoria – Research-publishing.net, 2016
As language lecturers, we believe that we equip our graduates with a range of key skills that give them an edge in the employment market. But, query final year students of a Business and Languages degree on the value of language learning for employability, and they are likely to mention a small number of functional abilities such as CV writing and…
Descriptors: Spanish, Employment Qualifications, Business Administration Education, Second Language Learning
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Cabero, Ismael; Epifanio, Irene – Education Sciences, 2021
This paper presents a snapshot of the distribution of time that Spanish academic staff spend on different tasks. We carry out a statistical exploratory study by analyzing the responses provided in a survey of 703 Spanish academic staff in order to draw a clear picture of the current situation. This analysis considers many factors, including…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Faculty Workload, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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