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Revista signos

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NIKITINA, Larisa. Language learners’ representations of Spanish-speaking countries: How can they inform language pedagogy?. Rev. signos [online]. 2017, vol.50, n.93, pp.50-70. ISSN 0718-0934.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09342017000100003.

A number of studies have focused on language learners’ images of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, however, none of these investigations was conducted in an Asian educational context. The current study has addressed this gap in research literature. It investigated not only representations but also salience and favourability of students’ images of the target language countries, which has not been done in earlier studies. The respondents were 31 beginner learners of Spanish. Firstly, they were asked to write images that they have about Spain; secondly, they were asked to write the names of Spanish-speaking countries that they know and provide several images for each of these countries. In addition, the students were asked to assign a favourability rating to each of the images in their lists. The findings revealed that the language learners’ images of Spain were multifarious and had a richer structure compared to the representations of Latin American countries. Despite this difference, students had predominantly positive attitudes toward Spanish-speaking countries. The article concludes by discussiong how language learners’ representations of a target language country can inform language pedagogy and offers some practical suggestions.

Palabras clave : Foreign language pedagogy; representations; stereotypes; Spanish-speaking countries; applied linguistics.

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