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Exploratory Research for the Improvement of the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language in a Spanish Public Center

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Department of Education, University of Almería, 4120 Almería, Spain
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Department of Spanish for foreigners, Official School of Languages of Granada, 18013 Granada, Spain
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This work is linked to the R&D project DIPURE (El discurso público sobre refugiados en España. Project identification code: FFI2017-89147-R), granted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (2018-2021) to the University of Almeria and whose main researcher is Antonio M. Bañón Hernández.
Languages 2019, 4(4), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4040095
Received: 2 June 2019 / Revised: 5 September 2019 / Accepted: 6 November 2019 / Published: 25 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Immigrant and Refugee Languages)
This paper is part of the R&D project DIPURE (El Discurso Público sobre los Refugiados en España in English Public Discourse on Refugees in Spain) and it is one of the research lines of the research group “Andalusian Circle of Applied Linguistics, HUM-194” on the study of teaching Spanish as a second language (SSL) for immigrants and refugees. Its objective is to establish a profile of Spanish second language (SL) students at the Official School of Languages (OSL). To meet this objective, we carried out an exploratory study based on mixed quantitative–qualitative methods, including, among other methods, participant observation and a Likert-type questionnaire used with students of the OSL in Granada, from level A1 to B2. The data obtained has allowed us to reflect on the migration process in Spain and on the work in the classrooms of a public center with students who study Spanish as a second language—their learning beliefs, needs, and attitudes, as well as didactic preferences. The information obtained is envisaged to improve the teaching practice of Spanish as a host language in a public educational context. View Full-Text
Keywords: refugees; immigrants; Spanish as a second language (SL); public center refugees; immigrants; Spanish as a second language (SL); public center
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Asensio Pastor, M.I.; Carmona García, J.P. Exploratory Research for the Improvement of the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language in a Spanish Public Center. Languages 2019, 4, 95.

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