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  • Second Language

    Benefits of Learning a Second Language Nowadays‚ more and more people choose to learn a second language. The reason why many people are learning a second language is that there are many benefits to study a second language. In short‚ learning a second language has many advantages‚ like getting a good job‚ learning the culture of other countries and keeping good health. In fact‚ learning a second language is more likely to get a good job than others. First of all‚ as the economy becomes more and

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  • Learning English as a Second Language

    for people learning a new language. English is not my first language‚ it is my third‚ and I have spent a lot of time and effort to going through these steps. As an individual learning a new language‚ I can definitely say it is hard. Believe me‚ there is no way that a person can learn to run before he learns how to walk; the same applies to learning a new language like English. One of my English teachers from De Anza College said‚ “English is one of the hardest languages in the world‚ so you guys

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  • Second Language Acquisition

    Investigating Second Language Acquisition Required Texts VanPatten‚ B.‚ & Williams‚ J. (2007). Theories in second language acquisition: an introduction. Mahwah‚ N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Additional Readings Braidi‚ S. (1999). The acquisition of second-language syntax. London New York: Arnold ;Co-published in the United States by Oxford University Press. DeKeyser‚ R. (2007). Skill Acquisition Theory. In B. VanPatten & J. Williams (Eds.)‚ Theories in Second Language Acquisition (pp

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  • Acquiring English as Second Language at Schools

    as second language at schools Done by: Soumaya Shaitou Translation student April 28‚ 2013 Table of contents Abstract ---------------------------------------------------------page 3 Introduction------------------------------------------------------page 4 Can adults learn a new language better than children? ----page 4 Body--------------------------------------------------------------page 6 Methods of learning a new language-------------------------page 6 How English as second language

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  • My Second Language

    In most Asian families‚ most kids’ first language is their native language. My first language is English but my second language is Vietnamese. It has always been equally important to me in my life. My parents spoke English‚ but little of it. As I was getting a little older‚ one day I heard my parents talking in Vietnamese and it was something about me because they said my name‚ I got really curious and asked them. They would not tell me anything and would just laugh so it made me angry. I realized

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  • The Importance of Learning a Second Language

    years ago‚ the field of second language acquisition research has focused on two areas: the nature of the language acquisition process and the factors which affect language learners. As we know second language acquisition focusses on the developing knowledge and use of a language by children and adults who already know at least one other language. Knowing this we can say that SLA has two main goals: description and explanation. Description is about how second language proceeds. Explanation is

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  • Second Language and Students

    KBSR or Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Rendah is the English language syllabus for Primary School that aims to equip pupils with skill and provide basic understanding of the English language. KBSR helps students to be able to communicate orally and in writing. It helps students to improve their language skills which are very important in order for the students to understand different kinds of texts that are given to them. Teachers in KBSR also use several teaching context that have been suggested which

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  • First Language vs Second Language

    1. Differences between First Language and Second Language | First Language | Second Language | Definition | any language other than English that a child was exposed to during early development and continues to be exposed to in the home or community | any language learned after the first language or mother tongue | Basis for learning | universal grammar alone | knowledge of the first language also serves as a basis for learning the second language | Learning Process | children spend

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  • Language Anxiety: “Negative Emotional Reaction When Learning a Second Language”

    Language anxiety: “Negative emotional reaction when learning a second language” Learning and teaching a language can be considered by many as a very challenging and demanding task due to what the process itself implies. Could you imagine how each language learner feels when he/ she is asked to perform an activity or just to speak in front of the class? Some of them will feel very comfortable but what about those whose hearts often pound really hard‚ break out in a cold sweat and find it difficult

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  • Second Language

    The language is the most important means of communication. It is necessary to be able to communicate not only in your own language but also in a foreign language. That is why people learn languages. The most important language of all is our mother tongue. We learn it from very young and it stay with us until we die. When we want to learn a new language‚ we must know our own very well. There are many different people and everyone learns a foreign language in his own way. For some people to learn

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