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An adaptation of suggestopedia: Enhancing ESL learners’ motivation through music, relaxation techniques, and role playing
This study demonstrates a research done with a group of English as a Second Language (ESL) ninth graders in Puerto Rico which integrated an adaptation of Georgi Lozanov’s teaching methodology Suggestopedia. The first section ...
Listening to the voices of the Caribbean: Introducing Caribbean children’s literature into the English classroom in Puerto Rico
This study assesses the general knowledge eighth graders from Western Puerto Rico have of their neighboring Caribbean islands. It also examines interests and provides a base for the material selected for the creation of a ...
The design and creation of a bilingual phonemic awareness test for Puerto Rico
This thesis had three objectives. The first was to design and create a bilingual phonemic awareness test (BPAT) for Puerto Rico, where Spanish is a first language and English is a second language, learned primarily through ...
Phrasal verb and reading comprehension amongst Puerto Rican ESL university students
Phrasal verbs (PVs) are difficult for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. In this study, two measures were used to determine the comprehension of different semantic categories of phrasal verbs; a vocabulary test ...
Integrating technology in the English classroom
The study examines teachers’ perceptions of the use and integration of computer technology in public and private schools in Puerto Rico. Three research questions guided the study: How do English teachers perceive their own ...