Individual and contextual variables in EFL receptive vocabularyanalysis of gender effect and motivation of CLIL primary graders

  1. Almudena Fernández Fontecha
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Odisea: Revista de estudios ingleses

ISSN: 1578-3820

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 15

Pages: 57-72

Type: Article

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  • Human Sciences: D

Abstract

This paper caters for some insights into the influence of 6th graders’ gender and motivation on their knowledge of receptive vocabulary in EFL in CLIL. This study delves into learners’ gender variation in EFL receptive vocabulary size and in motivation types towards EFL, and it explores the connection between learners’ motivation towards EFL and their receptive vocabulary size. No statistically significant results are found on gender differences in vocabulary size. Females are significantly more intrinsically motivated than males. No correlation is identified between receptive vocabulary size and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation . The effect of CLIL is discussed here, among others .Keywords: Motivation; receptive vocabulary size; gender; Content and Language In-tegrated Learning (CLIL); English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

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