Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics VIAL

Joseba M. González Ardeo(1): ESP courses and linguistic achievement of engineering students in the Basque Country. VIAL. Number 1/2004: 75-112.


This study compares the performance of a group of 108 students who are proficient in Basque and Spanish and a group of 36 monolingual Spanish students. All of them are learning English for Science and Technology. It aims at analyzing whether bilinguals outperform monolinguals, although the differences were not statistically significant. They also seemed to indicate that L1 Basque speakers outperformed L1 Spanish speakers and that bilinguals had an advantage on lexical acquisition.

(1) Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain.

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