Environmental, Environmental And Environmental Factors Affenceper Listening And Speaking Skills

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There are a number of factors that often hinder learners’ acquisition of proper listening and speaking skills. According to Bass and Davis (n.d), environmental, emotional, physical and personal factors often hinder successful listening. Environmental factors such as extensive noise from the surroundings can often affect a learner’s acquisition of proper listening skills. Sounds from people e.g. a noisy laughter from other classrooms or cheerful screams can often disrupt the process of teaching and learning. If the school is situated in a noisy area then this adds to the problem as the noise from the nearby neighborhood can be a detriment to students. Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory (1978) and Bronfenbrenners ecological theory (1986) further emphasize how learning is influenced by the interactions between people and their environments. If there is a poor interaction between students and their parents or community at large then this student might acquire poor listening and speaking skills. Constant conflict and the usage of vulgar languages in communities can result in a child using vulgar languages and speaking abruptly to teachers. Emotional barriers differ amongst learners and often are seen as a detriment to successful listening. Anger, sadness and worry are some emotional obstructions that can affect a learners listening ability (Schilling, 1992-2002). If a learner is constantly sad in class due to emotional trauma such as a divorce amongst parents then this would in

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