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Title: The impact of immersion in the acquisition of spanish verb structures: comparison of two siblings using different foreign language methods
Author: Prats i Nuñez, Marc
Director/Tutor: Mott, Brian Leonard
Keywords: Immersió lingüística
Adquisició d'una segona llengua
Castellà (Llengua)
Treballs de fi de grau
Immersion method (Language teaching)
Spanish language
Second language acquisition
Bachelor's thesis
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2016
Abstract: The main question raised by this paper is aimed at discovering the impact that immersion has in the acquisition of Spanish verb structures. In order to study such an impact, the project is based on a comparison between two English monolingual siblings who study Spanish simultaneously, but who differ in the way they study it. While one sibling has studied Spanish in school for several years, the other one has had short time instruction, as well as a short time immersion period. The two siblings collaborated in the project by doing three carefully selected tasks focused on the tense, aspect and mood of the verbs found in each one of the proposed exercises. The results show that the sibling who has had an immersion period obtains better results than the sibling who has not. Thus, in this case study, immersion means a benefit in the acquisition of Spanish verb structures.
Note: Treballs Finals del Grau d'Estudis Anglesos, Facultat de Filologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2015-2016 Tutor: Dr. Brian Mott
Appears in Collections:Treballs Finals de Grau (TFG) - Estudis Anglesos

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