The reporter states that globalization has greatly increased the need for learning a second language due to expansion in communication between different communities. The Internet has indeed facilitated and expedited communication…
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The impact of the first language on the second language can bring problems especially in intercultural communication where the speakers use a lingua franca such as English or another language, hence causing misunderstandings and problems in communication. This research argues that contemporary linguistic theory demonstrates that primary language interference necessitates that second language instructor increasingly explore bilingual instructional strategies for teaching second language acquisition.
The second language is any language that a person learns in addition to his/her first language. The term can also be used to refer to learning a third, fourth and subsequent languages. Second language acquisition is, therefore, the process by which people or learners study that language. The majority of linguists agree that errors made by second language learners originate from the speech of their first language. This occurs as a result of the influence of language transfer from the first language. The errors are mostly lexical or phonological. Still, the traditional approach to second language instruction has rigidly kept first and second languages rigidly separate. While instruction methods may be appropriate to keep a separate area for each language, linguistic theory demonstrates that bilingual instruction strategies are necessary.
Rather than language learning existing in a vacuum, the learners’ mother tongue influences the way the second language vocabulary is learned and recalled for use. Learners at their disposal compensate their lack of knowledge by constructing difficult lexical items that are characterized by errors emanating from their first language. How the mother tongue helps or hinders learning is dependent on language distance, that is, the learners’ knowledge of the second language. Of course, there are also external aspects to language acquisition. Breen (135) and Prabhu (158) note that language is a social phenomenon. Most people seek to learn a language to dialogue with the target language speakers and participate in their institutions.
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This has made more people to focus on learning a second language for reasons like securing employment, business interactions, social networking, and general education. In order to improve the teaching methods of a second language, it is important to see how language is acquired, especially how the first language of a learner influences his/her second language acquisition.
Through recasts a teacher can correct a student who is making a mistaken in their oral utterances of the language (Niegorodcew). This makes recasts a very favorable method of teaching, not only because recasting is quick in its use but it also provides an ample display of the help that the student needs.
The advantages of being a bilingual are linguistic and metalinguistic abilities and cognitive elasticity such as idea formation, different thinking and general reasoning and verbal abilities. Today there are many jobs and
Since all college degrees demands a specific amount of effort from the students to overcome the stumbling blocks on their way, the efforts involved, cannot be considered an issue of dire constraint. If one is able to identify the advantages and problems involved in studying for a degree in a foreign/second language, it would be easy to confront and tackle them.
The author explains that Amy’s childhood was hard because of the untimely death of her father, and her brother, who too died when she was very young, yet she continued with her studies. The lack of language skills in the mother caused problems for the young girl in school, for she was pushed towards science subjects.
Amy Tan’s essay, “Mother Tongue,” is an exposition on the use of the English language. The essay is particularly relevant in today’s world, in which the internet ensures that rigid geographical boundaries no longer form an impenetrable barrier to communication. Societies are increasingly multicultural and multi-lingual.
res and words which render her thoughts precisely but this language is out of use in her family as her mother uses English just to meet her basic communicative needs. This story shows that the use of any language heavily depends on the situation where it takes place because
In explaining this, we will consider some language theories presented by Lightbown and Spada, which concentrated on apprentices’ innate capacity while others emphasize the role of environment and social context (Lightbown, & Spada, 2012). Besides,