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The Use Of Spanish By The Students As Spanish Learners At Must

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Spanish, as one of the most wide-used languages in the world, has become a more and more popular course choice in the universities. The aim of this study was to investigate the state of Spanish learning at MUST. The data was collected by means of a survey and interviews among 91 participants as Spanish learners at MUST. As the results show, elective course students could perform better even than major course students in some aspects of their Spanish learning, and the willingness makes a significant impact on the students’ performance.
The data was analyzed upon using the Excel program with the mean, sum and percentage statistical analysis techniques. International College has set up four ...view middle of the document...

Specifically, its score in Feeling, which describes the feelings (love, neutrality or hate) to their Spanish course, is even the highest group in all four groups. This indicates that in some points of view, students from elective course could perform better even than major course; some students whose major are not language do have a keen interest in foreign language, such as Spanish, at MUST. Further, it is a good choice if the university would set up more kinds of foreign language courses to meet different students’ interests. It is important to let the students learn what they want to learn. As for the why, the following data will show.
In all nine aspects from above three main areas, Group 4 is the lowest group in every single aspect and its score in each aspect is about 0.387 lower than average level. Group 4, as the English major students, are required to select one between Spanish and Portuguese as their second foreign language course, that is a compulsory course and, according to the Willingness, that is something more than 63% of students in Group 4 do not want to...

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