First & Second Language Acquisition Research Paper by hicaliber

First & Second Language Acquisition
A review of first and second language acquisition and teaching focusing on Malaysian native speakers.
# 95467 | 1,556 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper addresses the manner in which knowledge on first and second language acquisition and learning, can contribute to a better, effective teaching of second languages, taking the Malaysian native speaker into consideration.. According to the paper, research indicates that almost a quarter of the kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the United States cannot function academically in English, and thus have been termed "English Language Learners" (ELL).

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