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Learning Portuguese as a Second Language


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

About this book


This volume examines the specific effects that schools have on the performance of immigrant students and linguistic minority groups. Especially in the European context this study fills a gap in examining the effects that schools have on these students’ performance and performance differentiation, taking into account school related factors such as resources and teachers, and the influence of other variables like mother tongue and socioeconomic status. This report on an ongoing research project in Portugal examines state schools within the same district, in the same tests over the same assessment period. The study is based on the following set of relationships: between schools that administer proficiency tests to their non-native students; schools that do not use such tests; and schools with verifiable support programs (including physical and digital materials); and between the effect of the school and the predictive values of the nationality, mother tongue and socioeconomic status variables on the performance of non-native students of Portuguese.  


Portuguese as a second language influence of school type and teacher on results proficiency and performance evaluation reading, writing, speaking, and listening tests language minorities and immigrant students in Portugal

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology and SociologyUniversidade Autónoma de LisboaLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Learning Portuguese as a Second Language
  • Authors Sandra Figueiredo
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-55818-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55819-6
  • Series ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-193X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 58
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
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