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Language & SLA - DipTESOL Quotes
A collection of quotes relating in preparation for the TESOL Diploma exam
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language is not a collection of rules and target forms to be acquired, but rather a by-product of communicative processes.
Grammar is not the basis of language acquisition, and the balance of linguistic research clearly invalidates any view to the contrary.
- L2 acquisition requires sustained exposure to the target language, which is meaningful input for the learner.
- Listening input is arguably the most important component in this linguistic environment.
Learning is an autonomous process carried out mainly by the learner himself or herself in an independent way.
Creation of meaning is the first stage of learning. Refining the language used is a later stage."
Behaviourist - Skinner
Imitation > Repetition > Reinforcement.
L1 is acquired behaviour.
Innatist - Chomsky
Hypothesising > Trial & Error > Creativity.
L1 is innate.
Cognitive-developmentalist - Piaget & Vygotsky
Lang acquisition grows from language use.
L1 is innate but no separate from other mental developments.
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