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dc.contributor.advisorRivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.authorFeliciano-Martínez, Melody
dc.description.abstractThis 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 in Spanish of the Pre-Basic English students regarding the type of dictionary they use and how they use it, both in and out of the class. Three methods were used: tape-recorded interviews, questionnaires and think-aloud protocol. The main findings are: 1) There is not an agreement among professors on dictionary use and instruction at the Pre-Basic English level, 2) students prefer bilingual dictionaries, and 3) students were not able to use dictionaries effectively. A sample teaching unit on dictionary use instruction is suggested as a guideline for the implementation of dictionary use and instruction at the Pre-Basic English level.
dc.description.abstractEste estudio examina el punto de vista de los profesores y Asistentes de Cátedra de Inglés Pre-Básico sobre cual es rol del diccionario en la clase de Ingles Pre-Básico. También examina los hábitos de uso del diccionario en ingles y español de los estudiantes de Inglés Pre-Básico y cual diccionario utilizan. Tres métodos fueron utilizados para realizar este estudio y fueron: entrevistas, cuestionarios y “think-aloud protocols”. Los resultados mas importantes del estudio son: 1) No hay un acuerdo entre los profesores sobre el uso y enseñanza del diccionario en el nivel de Inglés Pre-Básico. 2) Los estudiantes prefieren usar el diccionario bilingüe y 3) Los estudiantes no usaron el diccionario efectivamente. Una unidad ejemplar de enseñanza de instrucción y uso del diccionario es sugerida para la implementación de instrucción y uso al nivel de Inglés Pre-Básico.
dc.subjectEncyclopedias and dictionaries-use studiesen_US
dc.subjectLesson planningen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Encyclopedia and dictionariesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez Campus)en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Usage -- Encyclopedia and dictionariesen_US
dc.subject.lcshBilingualism -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleDictionary use and instruction in pre-basic English at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüezen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2008 Melody Feliciano Martínezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBlau, Eileen
dc.contributor.committeeBaker, Joan
dc.contributor.committeeMorales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.representativeSharma, Anand D. Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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