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Language Learning vs Language Acquisition

By | October 2012
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Language Learning
vs
Language
Acquisition



What is language
learning and
language
acquisition?

Terminologies
Language : is the human capacity for acquiring
and using complex systems of communication
Acquisition: the act of acquiring or gaining
possession, something acquired, a person or
thing of special merit added to a group
Learning: Something we acquire or get through
experience

So, anu gid
na sila bla?
na

Language acquisition
is the process by which humans
acquire the capacity to perceive and
comprehend language, as well as to produce
and use words and sentences to communicate.
Language acquisition usually refers to firstlanguage acquisition, which studies infants' acquisition of their native language. Mother
Tongue

Children acquire language through
a subconscious process during
which they are unaware of
grammatical rules. This is similar to
the way they acquire their first
language. They get a feel for what is
and what isn’t correct. In order to
acquire language, the learner needs
a source of natural communication.
The emphasis is on the text of the
communication and not on the form.

Language Learning
Language learning, on the other hand, is
not communicative. It is the result of direct
instruction in the rules of language. And it
certainly is not an age-appropriate activity
for your young learners. In language
learning, students have conscious
knowledge of the new language and can
talk about that knowledge.

They can fill in the blanks on a grammar
page, however, that knowing grammar
rules does not necessarily result in good
speaking or writing. A student who has
memorized the rules of the language may
be able to succeed on a standardized test
of English language but may not be able to
speak or write correctly



Language where we LEARN:






Filipinos learn to speak Spanish in
class
Americans learn to speak Latin or
Greek in their Subjects.

L2 : second...

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