Quotation Perez Canizares, Pilar, Martínez, inmaculada, Schnitzer, Johannes. 2021. Estudiantes de ELE en el ámbito universitario de la Economía: análisis de estilos de aprendizaje e implicaciones didácticas. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada. 34 (2), 611-641.




Students at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) may opt to learn Spanish as part of their degree program. As a first step towards making those who do so more aware of their preferred learning strategies, and thus promote autonomous learning, a study of their learning profiles was conducted. For this purpose, a German translation of the CHAEA questionnaire (Alonso et al., 1994) was produced and a digital survey designed. Both were piloted and later reviewed by a panel of five experts. The survey was sent to 744 students, of whom 198 responded (response rate: 26.6%), providing a highly significant sample for the study. The responses indicate that business students predominantly display one of two opposing learning profiles: while some combine reflective and theoretical styles, others display active and pragmatic ones. This dichotomy, which contrasts with the results obtained from other learner populations, suggests that business students are in a position to benefit from any learning situation, since they possess strategies drawn from all learning styles.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada
Language Spanish
Title Estudiantes de ELE en el ámbito universitario de la Economía: análisis de estilos de aprendizaje e implicaciones didácticas
Volume 34
Number 2
Year 2021
Page from 611
Page to 641
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1075/resla.20001.can
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://doi.org/10.1075/resla.20001.can


Perez Canizares, Pilar (Former researcher)
Schnitzer, Johannes (Details)
Martínez, inmaculada (Centro Internacional de Estudios del Español - Comillas, Spain)
Institute for Romance Languages IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6611 Linguistics (Details)
6615 Romance studies (Details)
6624 Language instruction research (Details)
6625 Technical language studies (Details)
6904 Communication science (Details)
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