Category: Language

Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning

Linguists distinguish between language acquisition and language learning. We acquire language during which we are unaware of grammatical rules. This happens especially when we acquire our first language. Language learning on the other hand is the result of direct instruction in the rules of language and usually have a basic knowledge of the grammar. Issues […]

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General Principles of language Acquisition

A number of general derived from current research and theory about the nature of language, language learning, human development, and pedagogy, underlie the esl standards described in this document. These principles are described briefly here. Language is functional. Language varies. Language learning is cultural learning. Language acquisition is a long-term process. Language acquisition occurs through […]

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