Study of the learning difficulties of the Romanian speaker of Spanish as a foreign language

María Nayra Rodríguez-Rodríguez – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
Ana María Györfi – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España

María Nayra Rodríguez-Rodríguez y Ana María Györfi, 2018: "Estudio de las dificultades de aprendizaje del hablante rumano de español como lengua extranjera", Onomázein 40, 196-233.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.40.07

The main goals of this paper try to analyze and deepen in the difficulties of learning Spanish in the Romanian community resident in the Canary Islands. For this purpose, we have passed a series of surveys over the Internet to Romanian residents registered in the Canary RUMACAN Association. Stated to the survey results, we have researched in various written sources, such as scientific journals, publications, virtual, national and international texts, collected in virtual repositories. Our results confirm that the difficulties Romanian trainees presented in spoken Spanish can be extrapolated to the written level.We have found that there are difficulties in the concordance between the article and the adjective with the noun, the agreement between subject and verb, the use of the verb haber in different tenses, use of the subjunctive in substantive subordinate clauses and adjective, the reflexive passive and use the digraph rr. This study can be considered as a starting point for future research related to the teaching of Spanish, not only to the Romanian group, but to all those groups whose language of origin is a Romance language.