Students of Spanish and the Spanish preterit and imperfect verb forms

dc.contributor.advisorHorwitz, Elaine Kolker, 1950-en
dc.creatorSherman, Richard Word, 1941-en
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T18:57:18Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-15T18:57:18Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire was administered to a selected group of students of Spanish at The University of Texas. The responses to this questionnaire were studied to determine the students’ motivations, attitudes, and cognitive strategies concerning the Spanish preterit and imperfect verb forms. It was found that the students felt that these Spanish verb forms are important in Spanish study and that they are a difficult portion of Spanish study. Also, most of the students surveyed used rule-based cognitive strategies concerning the study of these verb forms, in that a large percentage of the students’ strategies are to study their textbook and to memorize grammar rules. Generally, the students felt that the Spanish preterit is less difficult than the Spanish imperfect and that more drills, work sheets, and instructor-supplied examples would be beneficial to their learning processes. Those students with lower self-reported grades concerning the Spanish preterit and imperfect are more likely to have been informed that the Spanish preterit and imperfect are difficult areas of Spanish study.en
dc.description.departmentForeign Language Educationen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/18372en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshSpanish language--Study and teachingen
dc.subject.lcshSpanish language--Tenseen
dc.subject.lcshSpanish language--Aspecten
dc.titleStudents of Spanish and the Spanish preterit and imperfect verb formsen
thesis.degree.departmentForeign Language Educationen
thesis.degree.disciplineForeign Language Educationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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