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Differences in the Empirical Basis of Teaching and Learning a Second and First Language

THE EMPIRICAL BASIS OF SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE LIKE LEARNING A FIRST? 1.      PSYCHOLINGUISTIC MECHANISM Dulay and Burt began with the premise that first and second language acquisition in children were the same process, and that the kinds of errors made by a second language leaner would be the same as those made by a first language leaner of the same language. Children learning a second language are usually older tan L1 learners; they are further along...

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The Learning of English as a Second Language

The Learning of English as a foreign Language In order to communicate their ideas and survive in a society, human beings needed to use languages which vary depending on the country they live or are from. The acquisition of such languages involves no effort providing that such a process is natural. Individuals develop their communicative skill as they are exposed to the language, but when these face the learning of a second language, such a process gets complicated. Due to globalization, an urgent...

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Motivation Variables and Second Language Acquisition with Special Reference to Rural Students

MOTIVATION VARIABLES AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RURAL STUDENTS Mr. Sawant B.A. Deptt. of English Karmaveer Bhaurao PatilCollege Urun-Islampur Tal- Walwa Distt- Sangli 415509. Introduction: At the outset of this paper, we confess that the terms Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Motivation variables are adopted from ELT. If asked to identify the most influential factor in language learning /acquisition, motivation factor would probably be high on most teachers’...

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Bilingualism: Language Acquisition

Child language development Chapter 2: children bilingualism * Introduction Language acquisition is among the main topics that intrigued psychologists, linguists and philosophers over time. In their efforts to define this complex phenomena, researchers have kept records of how children in advance from babbling, to words, to complex utterances. Since the 1960s, they have paid deep attention to the acquisition of different languages (SLOBIN 1985-19991) and the stages children go through...

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Should Students Be Required to Take a Second Language Course

investor is an acute language barrier. To keep the machine that is the global market well-oiled and functioning at maximum efficiency, it only makes sense for a common language to be spoken. The sooner the United States schools realize this, the sooner they can stay competitive on a global scale. The culture-blending effects of globalization necessitate high school and college students to achieve proficiency in a second, useful language. To fully understand why a second language is so important for...

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Major Factors Influencing Learners’ Achievement in Second Language Acquisition.

The factors that influence the acquisition of a second language Introduction Some students learn a new language more quickly and easily than others. This simple fact is known by all who have themselves learned a second language or taught those who are using their second language in school. Clearly, some language learners are successful by virtue of their sheer determination, hard work and persistence. However there are other crucial factors influencing success that are largely beyond the control...

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Purple Rain

participating in Communities of Practice. Learning is a social process facilitated by interaction with others who are mutually engaged in the socially and culturally defined practices of the community. Social networking technologies can allow second language learners to negotiate meaning and shape their identity as English speakers as they connect with and participate in the real world communities that are important to their lives. In reviewing the articles that have become this bibliography, I have...

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Components of Second Language Knowledge

Components of Second Language Knowledge Components of second languague knowlege are divided into three: vocabulary, morphology and phonoly. It is necessary deepen in these elements becase sometimes even the most highly educated adult native speakers do not have all the knowledge about language, and expect L2 learners have it would be unrealistic. Vocabulary is the most important level of L2 knowledge for learners to develop. We must remember that vocabulary is the key to communication. Yhe moment...

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Explain How Can Virtual Reality Can Improve Education

improve education. As a graduate student in Second Language Acquisition I am interested in exploring how virtual environments can be integrated in the language curriculum to aid and enhance students’ learning. The traditional language textbook has become an outdated educational tool which does not offer a comprehensive view of how the world is continuously changing and teachers must consider the potential of technology to promote students’ development. In language education virtual reality in particular...

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Are there critical periods for the development of social competency?

term is most often associated with language acquisition as the critical period hypothesis popularised by Lenneberg (1967) hypothesised that language learned outside the critical period for language learning would develop abnormally, never reaching a native level of fluency. However in more recent times this hypothesis has been disproved following studies of successful second language acquisition outside of what was thought to be the critical period for language learning. This has led to the concept...

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