EAGLeS – English Acquisition in German Learning Disabled Students
The IDeA-project EAGLeS examines 5th and 6th graders’ acquisition of English as a foreign language literacy (reading, spelling, grammar) competencies. We are looking for systematic differences between students with poor native German literacy competencies and their non-afflicted peers.
This study measures 5 th and 6 th graders’ reading, spelling, and grammatic competency in both German and English as a foreign language. Additionally, we consider the students’ logical thinking abilities and their level of motivation for learning English.
With this data, we can examine whether, or to what extent, literacy difficulties in one’s mother tongue, German, impact English as a foreign language learning in the 5 th and 6 th grade.
- Do students with specific difficulties in their native language (German reading, spelling, grammar) also have specific difficulties in learning English as a foreign language?
- How can these difficulties in learning English be described?
09/2019 – 09/2023
|Department:||Education and Human Development|
|Contact:||Rebecca Silva von Heesen, Visiting Researcher|