Essays about: "second language acquisition."

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  1. 1. A Swedish Perspective on Japanese as a Third Language. The Effects of English as Second Language

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Rebecca Malmborg; [2021-03-15]
    Keywords : japanska; Third language acquisition; L3 Japanese; L2 English; L1 Swedish;

    Abstract : Higher Japanese language studies in Sweden are exclusively taught through Englishtextbooks. Previous research within the field of third language (L3) acquisition has studied theeffects of mediating languages on L3, but not on Japanese specifically. READ MORE

  2. 2. Understanding the factors behind Chinese students’ speech proficiency of English as a foreign language

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Ellinor Karlsson; [2021]
    Keywords : SLA; Speech proficiency; Chinese english education;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to understand the factors behind Chinese student’s English-speaking proficiency. The hypothesis formed to answer this issue follows: “Large factors influencing Chinese students’ English speech proficiency is an examination-oriented education system, degree of childhood exposure to English and motivational, stress-free learning environments. READ MORE

  3. 3. An Analysis of the way Grammar is Presented in two Coursebooks for English as a Second Language : A Qualitative Conceptual Analysis of Grammar in Swedish Coursebooks for Teaching English

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Malcolm From; [2021]
    Keywords : grammar; grammar presentation; SLA research; explicit instructions; implicit in- structions; inductive teaching; deductive teaching; FoFs Focus on Forms ; FoF Focus on Form ; FoM Focus on Meaning ; grammar-translation approach; grammar exercises; text- based teaching.;

    Abstract : This essay aims to investigate theoretically how two currently used coursebooks, What’s Up 9 and Solid Gold 1, in a local area of Southern Sweden, present (introduces and covers) grammar. The overall aim is to investigate how grammar is presented, using the present simple and the present continuous as examples. READ MORE

  4. 4. Benefits of Songs in the ESL Classroom

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS)

    Author : Johanna Johansson; [2021]
    Keywords : Attitudes; EFL; ESL; Incidental vocabulary acquisition; Songs;

    Abstract : One can argue that songs offer a useful learning opportunity for learning English as a second language since it includes the combination of music and text. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to examine in what ways songs can affect the ESL classroom. READ MORE

  5. 5. Grammar "bores the crap out of me!": A mixed-method study on the XTYOFZ construction and its usage by ESL and ENL speakers

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Nok Chin Lydia Chan; [2021]
    Keywords : Construction Grammar; constructions; corpus linguistics; ESL; processing; priming; Jabberwocky sentences.;

    Abstract : Different from Generative Grammar which sees grammar as a formal system of how words are put together to form sentences, Construction Grammar suggests that grammar is more than just rules and surface forms; instead, grammar includes many form-and-meaning pairings which are called constructions. For years, Construction Grammarians have been investigating constructions with various approaches, including corpus-linguistics, pedagogical, second language acquisition and so on, yet there is still room for exploration. READ MORE