The importance of knowledge of a second language is increasing as the world changes and people of different cultures move to different parts of the world. With the increase of people who do not speak English in the United States, many people are facing the necessity of knowing a second language to be able to communicate with these people. In addition, as students are learning a second language, their critical thinking skills are improving and being developed quicker in the minds of the students. Foreign languages can be introduced to students in a variety of formats to middle school students. Sharifi, Ghanizadeh, and Jahedizadeh wrote about the effects of stimulation on foreign language development of middle school students.
You will have a much better experience as you can effectively communicate with much more people, which will ultimately open up your mind and put things into different perspectives regarding the different cultures of the world. As we go about our everyday lives, we rarely give a second thought to our own grammatical structure and vocabulary. However, when learning a new language, many people find they have a greater understanding of their first language. Learning a second language focuses your attention on the grammatical rules constructions of that language. This experience gives people a new insight into their own language and ultimately leads to them improving their mother tongue, which will improve their everyday
Initially, I had a narrow idea of teaching/learning English language as just about vocabulary and grammar rules. But this course has given me a wider perspective of looking at it and I have come to a realisation that the cultural aspect of learning English or any other language is the most important part that needs to be developed in a language class. As studies show that language and culture are inseparable; none of each can exist without the other. Since language is closely linked to culture, it is impossible to learn a language without its culture. Therefore, it is imperative for a teacher to have a deep understanding of the language he is teaching and be aware of the importance of its culture.
Abstract Learning second language is like a nightmare for everybody. Even we afraid of it, we want to know the second language utterly, either fluency of speaking or using appropriate vocabulary. From the past to the present, there are lots of techniques or approaches to learn the second language in the best way. As we know that culture is the integral part of the language. So, in order to be successful in learning, we have to understand and know the target culture.
What is the appropriate stage of learning a foreign language? Study Hypothesis In this study of the relationship between age and learning second language we assume two hypothesis which are: The first: The role of the age in second language acquisition if it is affect on fluency of pronunciation, linguistic ability, or on the rate of language learning. The second: The appropriate stage of learning a second language and if there is a critical stage which will affect on learning process in a particular age. Literature Review What is Second Language
Those students of foreign language learning should be able to implement the knowledge of language into its real performance. For then their learning is successful in the contrary from what it is expected, today lots of foreign language (English) learners “failed” in mastering English as a means of communication. What is emphasized in this study is the students’ failure to communicate the language they learn speaking in real-life conversation. Tell the students to speak English in classroom. After that give the feedback to students such as give them to analyze about something on picture, then give them to practice it on their own word because it can build their critical thinking in order teacher will give them the chance to get the practice they really need to in order to develop their English
The participants consisted of foreign language teachers and their students. The purpose of the survey was to find out to what extent teachers and students are aware of the role of foreign culture awareness in language learning and teaching; and second, to what extent does teachers are aware of the strategies and techniques of teaching foreign language culture and how students benefit from it. The study revealed that first, both students and teachers do believe that culture and language are inseparable and second, teachers were able to conduct strategies and techniques of teaching foreign language culture to emphasize it in class. Another study involving 103 foreign language teachers, it was found out that 96 of them take the utmost care to teach the culture and the
One of the basic problems in foreign-language teaching is to prepare learners to be able to use the language. How the preparation is done, and how successful it is, depends on how teachers understand their aims. For instance, in order to be able to speak a foreign language, it is necessary to know a
English as a second language has become one of the essential components of many non-native English countries school curriculums across the world. The importance of English comprehension in today 's youth has led to the language growing to become the worlds most studied language with 1.5 billion active learners (CITE). Teaching a skill as broad as English requires for a teacher to create a sense of importance for mastering the subject with students. Another challenge with learning any language is continued practice outside of the classroom which is required to become fluent in English. During this critical learning an English as a second language teacher, must provide constant feedback for students and create a diverse curriculum which allows
Learning a language is such a multifaceted process. It enters the field of cognitive and linguistic abilities, and learning strategies. MacIntyre et al (1998) found that some other variables take on the scope of personality, social, and cultural intricacies, and as expected within the span of human development those widely fluctuate. Unquestionably, the aforementioned elements are engrossed in the process for both young learners and adults. Yet, those in charge of imparting knowledge of the English language as well as making it practical, need guidance in how to foster language learning in different age groups.