Percepciones de alumnos y profesores acerca de la dificultad de aprendizaje de estructuras gramaticales complejas en estudiantes de pedagogía en inglés

Translated title of the contribution: Learners' and teachers' beliefs regarding the learning difficulty of complex grammar structures in students of an english language teaching undergraduate programme

Roxana Orrego, Néstor Singer, Ricardo Úbeda, Sixto Yáñez

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Abstract

This study aims to explore the social representations held by the learners and teachers of the undergraduate English language teaching programme at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, specifically the grammar structures taught during the first semester of the first year. For this research, a survey to collect the data from students and teachers was carried out. It is thought that complexity is associated to the verb phrase. Later, it was confirmed that these structures do have an innate charge of complexity for learners. This study concludes with some guidelines for the design of materials and future possible research.

Translated title of the contributionLearners' and teachers' beliefs regarding the learning difficulty of complex grammar structures in students of an english language teaching undergraduate programme
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)421-440
Number of pages19
JournalLiteratura y Linguistica
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Grammar structures
  • Social representations
  • Teaching English as a foreign language.

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