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  • Countries with English as a Second Language

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    Study One of language function is as a communication tool. Some countries use English as a second language, for example Malaysia and Singapore. In Indonesia, English is a foreign language. The Indonesian government chooses English as the first foreign language to be taught in the schools such as in Junior High School (SMP), Senior High School (SMA) and University. It is important for students to learn the language because English is not only an international language but also a language of science

  • Second Language Case Study

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    globalization, multilingual skill has become a language advantage in many industries. Millions of people are using more than one language on a daily basis to communicate and to work. In general, first language appears to be more proficient than second language. Given that first language is developed throughout an individual’s daily life, while the second language is often required in a classroom setting. Despite the bilingual individuals who master two language at a native user level, most of people are

  • Teaching Second Language Essay

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    Teaching second language is different from teaching first language. This is because second language learning may be affected by various factors such as the personality, age of the learners, the motivation of the second language learners and their cognitive level. When a teacher teaches second language to students, they must always bear in mind to use a variety of general principles of second language. The examples of these general principles are teacher should vary teaching methods, should make learning

  • Second Language Acquisition

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    exists, to what extent does it affect second language proficiency? Many studies seem to have proven that the critical hypothesis exists because apparently no adult after puberty has been successful in achieving native-like proficiency. On the contrary, some believe that there is no reason for such hypothesis because some late learners have been able to attain a native-like fluency. There is obviously a certain decline in the ability to learn a second language with age. The reason for this remains

  • Second Language Acquisition in Childhood

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    their native language, which fall within a wide range of languages, at a very early stage of development. During development, a child begins to show signs of verbal communication, usually starting out as cooing, babbling, recognizable words, and later two or more word sentences. This occurrence is also seen in the development of second languages. Second language acquisition is the study of how second languages are typically developed. The process of acquiring our native language is very similar

  • Mastering a Second Language

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    Mastering a Second Language There is no best way to master a second language in a day but there is an effective way to acquire it. That is the reason why a teacher's role is so important, especially for the second language learners. There are many theories and hypotheses experimented and claimed by many scholars, but among many, there is no doubt that the best learning condition for students is to provide the massive comprehensible input and the low affective filter. However, output can be considered

  • English as a Second language

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    The expression ‘English as a second language’ (ESL) describes a person who speaks a language or languages other than English at home. As an Australian, all students have the right to learn how to communicate effectively in standard Australian English. They have the right to learn how the English language works and to learn and think using English. One of the main reasons as to why children learn to speak English as their second language is because it is the language used within schools. ESL learners

  • Second Language Acquisition

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    Introduction Through the years, language teachers, psychologists and others have had varying ideas of how languages are learned. Second language acquisition has multiple models, including cognitive based models, sociocultural models, and models regarding input and interaction. In this paper, my goal is to take one prominent model of SLA, the interactionist model, and determine how this model actually plays out in the classroom. I seek to answer the following questions: How does interaction support

  • Theories Of The Second Language Acquisition

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    ​Infants start without language, but by the time they reach five years old they have fully developed language system. There are two major theories that explained the developed language system. One is the behaviorist theory proposed by B.F. Skinner. His theory is suggesting that language is learned through operant conditions, in other words children learn their first language through imitation and by reinforcement of correct responses. Another theory was from Noam Chomsky, he demonstrated that when

  • The Impact of Culture on Second Language Acquisition

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    Introduction The issue of English language learning has been always a controversial one for almost all non-English language countries around the world these days. However, it seems language learning difficulties are not restricted to those who attempt to learn English. This is the same issue when an English speaker attempts to learn another language especially the Middle Eastern or Asian Languages. There are several hypotheses and theories concerning the language learning difficulties from different