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Learning Acquisition x Learning Language

Learning Acquisition x Learning Language

Date: Jul 11 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Thiago Henrique de Souza


" Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - Natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding."(Stephen Krashen).   Cool

Language Learning involves receiving information about the language. transforming it into knowledge through intellectual effort and storing it through memorization. The other involves developing the skill of interacting with foreigners to understand them and speak their language.

* Language Learning

  • Traditional approach to the study.
  • Generally practiced in high schools worldwide.
  • Attetion is focused on the written form structure and rules.
  • The form is of greater importance than communication.

* Language Acquisition

  • Process of natural assimilation.
  • Similar to the way children learn their native language.
  • Produces functional skill in the spoken language without theoretical knowledge.
  • Responsible for oral understanding.


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