On Thursday we started speaking about Second Language Acquisition at my English and its Teaching lesson. Of course we've already dealt with this topic before but now we will go deeper. I would like to share some of the final ideas we came up to.
First of all, we spoke about the importance of the difference between Acquiring a First Language and Learning a second one. As we Acquire our First Language through an Unconscious process there are certain things which we cannot explain. On the other hand the reason why we can explain things when we refer to our Second Language is that we’ve learnt it through a Conscious process.
Then we pointed out some of the factors which play a role in SLA. It depends on:
· Students’ goals and motivation
· Personality // Learning Styles
· Social Background
· Learning vs. Acquisition
· Exposure (time – frequency)
After that we briefly discussed Krashen’s theory of SLA. Now, some years ago a teacher showed us a video that I really enjoyed and I would like to share it with you today. I will post more information as we move forward around this topic which is of main importance for us, teachers of an SLA.
Have a nice week!!