Applied Paradigm Shift in the Acquisition of English a Second Language: a Teacher's Perspective
Although scientists are still hotly debating the relative importance of nature and nurture in human development, there is a growing agreement that both of them are critical and they work together to shape the way babies acquire languages—first languages, to be specific. And I am sure this one has long intrigued linguists, biologist, psychologists, educators and alike as well. It turns out second language acquisition shows parallels but also a lot of differences to first language acquisition. And second language acquisition theories were developed along the lines of first language acquisition theories. One of the most well-known theories of second language acquisition is Stephen Krashen’s which consists of five main hypotheses.
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