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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 ...
I’m in America: Critically exploring Latino cultural identity in West Side Story for English classrooms
Race, culture and identity, alongside portrayals of the Puerto Rican culture, are themes which are highly intertwined in the Broadway musical West Side Story. Starting from its Broadway premiere to its eventual film ...
Dictionary use and instruction in pre-basic English at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
This study examines the point of view of the professors and instructors of Pre- Basic English on the role of the dictionary in the Pre-Basic English classroom. It also examines the dictionary using habits in English and ...
Green English: An interdisciplinary approach to eco-conscientization
With a focus on the pedagogical and transformative potentials of integrating Environmental Education into existing English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum, this study offers theme-based lesson plans that promote ...
Press “start” to learn: Engagement for English learners from the virtual environment of video games
This case study is of a classroom from a public school in northwestern Puerto Rico comprised of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in which the teacher incorporated video games seeks to explore how video games impact English language ...
The creation and field testing of a teaching unit focused on positive transfer of Spanish/English cognates with a group of 7th graders in a public school in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico (PR), language transfer can be defined as the influence of L1 Spanish on the production and acquisition of L2 English. In the Puerto Rican public schools, few instructional materials make use of cognates and ...