Conditions for Second Language Learning Introduction to a General Theory (Language Education) by Bernard Spolsky

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  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Applied Linguistics,
  • Bilingualism,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Language,
  • General,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / General,
  • Linguistics

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Number of Pages284
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ISBN 100194370631
ISBN 109780194370639

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saving/5. I ordered this book because I quoted from it for academic research in and recently decided that I wanted my own copy for further study. It's well written and gives a good overview of SLA, and even though it was written init is still useful for the social context of second language learning Cited Conditions for Second Language Learning book Spolsky here examines the conditions under which languages are learned, and how learning related to teaching.

His theory, set out in the form of a preference model, emphasizes the need to be precise and clear on the nature of the goals and outcomes of learning, and to recognize the complexity of the concept of "knowing a second language.". INTRODUCTION. This chapter compares and critiques selected theories of conditions for second language (L2) learning.

These theories are important because they greatly influence L2 teaching, design of curricula and materials, and learning, either for good or ill.

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Introduction. This chapter compares and critiques selected theories of conditions for second language (L2) learning. These theories are important because they greatly influence L2 teaching, design of curricula and materials, and learning, either for good or ill.

Specific chapter goals are to: (1) explain and critically analyze chosen theories, including non‐L2 theories that have influenced L2 research.

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Conditions for Second Language Learning book Abstract. The purpose is to discuss “conditions for learning a second language,” or “L2 learning conditions.” Language is viewed as: (a) systematic, generative, and used for communication; (b) a set of arbitrary symbols (primarily vocal but also may be visual) that have conventionalized meanings; (c) used in a speech community or culture; and (d) acquired by all people in certain Cited by: 3.

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Language learning refers to the formal learning of a language in the classroom. second language learning. Socio-psychological factors, like motivations, attitude and stereotyping and neurological factors play an important role in the process of learning a second or foreign language.

However, scholarly views differ on how much effect these factors have on second language Size: KB. The book is divided into ten chapters that cover the various aspects of the writer’s approach to task, for example the unit for language learning.

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That said, there is another reason supporting the importance of learning a second language. Introducing Second Language Acquisition 5 Chapter summary Second Language Acquisition (SLA) involves a wide range of language learning settings and learner characteristics and circumstances. This book will consider a broad scope of these, examining them from three different disciplinary perspectives: linguistic, psychological, and social.

Second language acquisition, or sequential language acquisition, is learning a second language after a first language is already established. Many times this happens when a child who speaks a language other than English goes to school for the first time.

Children have an easier time learning a second language, but anyone can do it at any age. language learning. We will discuss three general approaches to the teaching of a second/ foreign language and identify the learning theories that underpin them. The three approaches are (a) the oral-situational approach, (b) the notional-functional approach and (c) the task-based approach.

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London: Conditions for second language learning. New York: Oxford University Press. Strong, M. ().Cited by: the process of learning a second language, including attitude, self-confidence, motivation, duration of exposure to the language, classroom conditions, environment, family background, and availability of competent teachers (Verghese, ).

Here the authors took up a study on analysing the various reasons for the problems faced by the second File Size: 93KB. However, more research is needed before it's known whether learning a second language later in life has the same protective effect as might a lifetime of speaking a second language.

With Jonathan Graff-Radford, M.D. Let's look at some of the individual factors affecting second language acquisition. First, there is age. The earlier a learner is exposed to a second language, the greater proficiency the learner. Expressive language disorder: People have trouble getting their message across when they talk.

They often struggle to put words together into sentences that make sense. Receptive language disorder: People struggle to get the meaning of what others are saying.

Because of this, they often respond in ways that don’t make : The Understood Team. language learning, mentions conditions of motivation, and finally states key factors of motivation.

The review of literature indicated that motivation has a very important role in learning English as a foreign or second language. So another major breakthrough in conversation skills will await another leap forward in my Korean comprehension skills.

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Different language learners start learning a second language (L2) with different background (different motivation, language aptitude etc.).

The outcome critically depends on the initial conditions of the language learners. The systems of a language are completely interconnected.

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