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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