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|Subject:||Second Language Acquisition|
Hello. I am a high school student wanting to conduct a simple
linguistic science fair project concerning Second Language
Acquisition. I have become increasingly fascinated with this scientific
Ultimately, the problem of the science project can be simplified into
the following statement:
To determine which age group of monolingual English-speaking
children (6 -12; 13-19) retains the most amount of Spanish nouns in a
time span of five minutes.
I was planning to make a video with visuals, the written word, and the
spoken selection for the individual to watch.
Could you give me some pointers as to what vocabulary words I
should choose? What time span is optimal? How long and how many
children at a time should be tested? How to test the final material to
see how much of it was comprehended? Is Spanish too familiar for
most English-speaking children?
Your insight and advice is greatly appreciated.