Applied Paradigm Shift in the Acquisition of English a Second Language: a Teacher's Perspective

Clarissa M. Palaming


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. 


Teaching English as Second Language, Teaching English, Conceptual Framework in Learning English, English Acquisition, and TESL

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