The Basic Principles of Learning English

Arturo G. Palaming


Although opinions differ regarding the many aspects of learning English – how it takes place, what the best means of promoting it are, and many other matters pertaining to it, it is an accepted fact that learning does not take place. That learning English does not take place is universally and unanimously agreed. Learning English occurs in and out of school in all working hours, and is continuous from birth until the death of any normal individual. Psychologists have come to agree that trial-success learning, conditioning, and insight are valuable as phase of the learning process if and when they are used appropriately. It is certain that all learning has to do with change going on within the organism. How these changes are facilitated depends in great measures upon the goal or, the purpose of the learner and the differentiation and integration of the factors of learning situation that make possible the attainment of the desired goal. The achievement of worthy outcomes, whether these are the forming of connections or habits, changing behavior, or the developing of insight or understanding, is not dependent upon the realization of any one point of learning but upon the application of the principle that fit a specific learning situation. Although each of the different theories of learning English gives somewhat different explanations of the learning process, they have all certain elements in common. From the different studies and theories formulated were developed general principles governing learning which are fundamental to teachers and teaching. In other words, the different theories of learning English point to important goal – that is growth of the student in terms of integrated knowledge or behavior, understanding skills, and attitudes. They are essentials and tools to the student’s growth and development.


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