This study of writing in Spanish as a Foreign Language (FL) at the Beginner's College level (English-speaking students writing in Spanish) was conducted to answer the following questions: (1) What type of Interlanguage do beginning Spanish college writers utilize in their non-graded writing? (2) What type of Transfer do beginning Spanish college writers utilize in their non-graded writing? (3) What type of Bilingualism do beginning Spanish college writers utilize in their non-graded writing? (4) How does their writing evolve during the course of a semester? The qualitative descriptive case study was conducted at a Southeastern U.S. university. Participants in the study were in their second semester of Spanish during the Fall 2007 semester. Questionnaires were used to better explore the perceptions of the process that participants went through during writing at the beginner's college level. Narrative description was used to depict the evolution of participants' writing; tables were used to categorize examples of Interlanguage, Transfer, and Bilingualism.Third Essay In Adelea#39;s third essay, three of the four suggestions she addressed were from material that she had ... She did not incorporate any of the suggested vocabulary, but she successfully described her favorite vacation place in detail.
|Title||:||Writing in Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Beginning College Level|
|Author||:||Maria Alexandra Elliot|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|