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dc.contributor.authorFernández Guerra, Ana Belén
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T14:08:21Z
dc.date.available2015-09-29T14:08:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationFernández-Guerra, Ana. (2014). The Usefulness of Translation in Foreign Language Learning: Students’ Attitudes. International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies Vol-2, Issue-1, 153-170.ca_CA
dc.identifier.issn2308-5460
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/134505
dc.description.abstractSeveral scholars have argued that translation is not a useful tool when acquiring a second or foreign language; since it provides a simplistic one-to-one relationship between the native and the foreign language, it can cause interference between them, and it is an artificial exercise that has nothing to do in a communicative approach to language teaching. Recent studies, however, show that, far from being useless, translation can be a great aid to foreign language learning. The aim of the present paper is twofold: (1) to summarize and assess the arguments that encourage the use of translation in the foreign language classroom, supporting the integration of several forms of translating; and (2) to present the results of a survey that focused on students’ perceptions and responses towards translation tasks and their effectiveness in foreign language acquisition. Results show that students’ attitudes were surprisingly positive for several reasons: translation is one of their preferred language learning tasks, it is motivating, it facilitates a deeper understanding of the form and content of the source language text, it increases learners’ awareness of the differences between both linguistic systems, it allows them to re-express their thoughts faster and easier, and it helps them acquire linguistic and cultural knowledge.ca_CA
dc.format.extent21 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherLasting Impressions Pressca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of English Language & Translation Studies, 2014, Vol-2, Issue-1ca_CA
dc.rightsCC BY NCca_CA
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Spain*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectForeign language learningca_CA
dc.subjectTranslationca_CA
dc.subjectTILTca_CA
dc.subjectStudents’ attitudesca_CA
dc.subjectSpanish EFL Learnersca_CA
dc.titleThe Usefulness of Translation in Foreign Language Learning: Students’ Attitudes by Ana B. Fernández-Guerraca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://eltsjournal.org/index.php/archive/ca_CA
dc.editionhttp://www.researchgate.net/ca_CA


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