The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico

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Autores Principales: Pat López, Miguel Antonio, Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Universidad de La Sabana 2019
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10818/38584
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spelling ir-10818-385842019-12-06T19:46:10Z The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico El rol del idioma inglés en estudiantes de alto rendimiento en la zona maya de Yucatán, México O papel da língua inglesa em estudantes de alto desempenho na área maia de Yucatán, México Pat López, Miguel Antonio Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio English Maya Middle schools Academic achievement High achievers Second language instruction Bilingual education 26 páginas The purpose of this research was to identify the role of the level of proficiency in the English language with high-performing third-year students in the Mayan area of Yucatán, near a tourist region called the Riviera Maya. The aim was also to explore the relationship between learning a second language and the subsequent overall improvement in the academic performance of students. These 114 high-achieving students were selected from 1177 students who had taken a standardized English test administered in seven middle schools in the region. Subsequently, individual interviews were conducted with the 21 students with the highest level of English and a focus group of ten students with low-level scores. The results showed an improvement in the English language, as well as its influence in reaching academic prowess in other subjects. This initial study indicated that the reinforcement of English language skills had broader benefits on other academic performance. 2019-12-03T14:54:34Z 2019-12-03T14:54:34Z 2019 article publishedVersion Pat, M. A., & Sánchez, P. A. (2019). The role of English language for high-achieving Mayan students in the Yucatan region, Mexico. LACLIL, 12(1), 46-71. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2019.12.1.3 2011-6721 https://laclil.unisabana.edu.co/index.php/LACLIL/article/view/10783 https://laclil.unisabana.edu.co/index.php/LACLIL/article/view/10783/pdf http://hdl.handle.net/10818/38584 https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2019.12.1.3 eng LACLIL, 12(1), 46-71 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ openAccess application/pdf Universidad de La Sabana Dirección de Publicaciones instname:Universidad de La Sabana reponame:Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad de La Sabana
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topic English
Maya
Middle schools
Academic achievement
High achievers
Second language instruction
Bilingual education
spellingShingle English
Maya
Middle schools
Academic achievement
High achievers
Second language instruction
Bilingual education
Pat López, Miguel Antonio
Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio
The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico
description 26 páginas
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author Pat López, Miguel Antonio
Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio
author_facet Pat López, Miguel Antonio
Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio
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title The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico
title_short The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico
title_full The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico
title_fullStr The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico
title_full_unstemmed The Role of English Language for High-Achieving Mayan Students in the Yucatan Region, Mexico
title_sort role of english language for high-achieving mayan students in the yucatan region, mexico
publisher Universidad de La Sabana
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