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Assessing Spanish Proficiency of Online Language Learners after Year 1

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dc.contributor.author Aldrich, Rosalie S. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Moneypenny, Dianne es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-20T09:13:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-20T09:13:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-30
dc.identifier.issn 1695-2618
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/143834
dc.description.abstract [EN] Online (OL) second language (L2) courses are becoming more widely offered in the United States; however, little information exists about the effectiveness of OL L2 courses beyond one semester or course. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess Spanish students’ oral proficiency after completing one year of OL only L2 courses. At the end of year one, students (n=65) completed the Versant exam, which scored overall level of oral proficiency as well as four sub-categories: pronunciation, fluency, sentence formation, and vocabulary production. The results showed that 40% of OL Spanish students met the ACTFL benchmark of Intermediate-Low, while 49% scored Novice-High, one level below the benchmark. A portion (15%) of students not reaching Intermediate-Low scored within a few points of the benchmark. A majority of the students also met the benchmark for pronunciation and fluency, but not for sentence formation or vocabulary production. These results show that it is possible for students enrolled exclusively in online Spanish language classes to meet benchmarks. Thus, OL language students can and should be held to the same standards of oral proficiency as their peers in seated classrooms. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof The EuroCALL Review es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Spanish es_ES
dc.subject Online language learning es_ES
dc.subject ACTFL benchmarks es_ES
dc.subject L2 acquisition/learning es_ES
dc.title Assessing Spanish Proficiency of Online Language Learners after Year 1 es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/eurocall.2019.11500
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Aldrich, RS.; Moneypenny, D. (2019). Assessing Spanish Proficiency of Online Language Learners after Year 1. The EuroCALL Review. 27(2):28-39. https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2019.11500 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OJS es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/eurocall.2019.11500 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 28 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 39 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 27 es_ES
dc.description.issue 2 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela OJS\11500 es_ES
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