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Musical aptitude and reading fluency in multilingual adult learners of Spanish as a Foreign Language

Some foreign language learners studying in tertiary level still have difficulties in silent reading fluency, and this hinders their reading comprehension. The objective of this study is to analyze the relation between musical aptitude and reading fluency in multilingual adult learners of Spanish as a foreign language. Native speakers of Dutch will be tested on their musical aptitude, reading fluency and working memory. The data will be analyzed under the hypothesis of mutual influence. The results could have possible effects in the way we approach reading in the foreign language classroom. This study is part of the R+D project 'Musical aptitude, reading fluency and intercultural literacy of European university students' (FFI2016-75452-R) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness .

Date:30 Nov 2017  →  Today
Keywords:musical aptitude, reading fluency
Disciplines:Language studies, Literary studies, Linguistics, Theory and methodology of linguistics, Other languages and literary studies
Project type:PhD project