Date of Award

Spring 2018

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Jack Dougherty


This research paper looks at the various ways in which Hispanic students, who speak only Spanish, navigate in their classroom with a monolingual, English speaking teacher, as well as, their bilingual (Spanish and English) and monolingual (English)peers. This research paper focuses on the positive and negative verbal and physical responses these Hispanic students received and the way in which those responses impacted their engagement in the classroom activities.


Senior project completed at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and Psychology.