Portland State University. Department of Applied Linguistics
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
1 online resource (89 p.)
Adult college students, Classrooms, Second language acquisition
Research in Second Language Acquisition indicates that using English outside of the classroom is an important part of the language learning process. However, studies done on university level ESL and EFL students indicate that students use English minimally when outside of the classroom. This thesis furthers the research on English use outside of the classroom in order to more fully understand all types of language learners and the link between language proficiency and out-of-class English use.
Knight, Tracey Louise, "Beyond the classroom walls : a study of out-of-class English use by adult community college ESL students" (2007). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4049.