Second Language Acquisition - ESL Term Paper by cee-cee

Second Language Acquisition - ESL
An analysis of the theories of second language acquisition, specifically in teaching English as a second language (ESL).
# 107995 | 3,278 words | 20 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2008 in Communication (Language and Speech) , Psychology (Behaviorism) , Education (ESL)

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This paper discusses methods and approaches to teaching English as a second language (ESL). It looks at the definitions of behaviorism, discusses the fundamental concepts underlying behaviorism and discusses how they are beneficial in teaching ESL. The paper then looks at other approaches to teaching ESL and some of the theories of second language acquisition.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cain, M. J. (2002). Fodor: Language, Mind and Philosophy. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Chomsky, N. (1975). Reflections on Language, New York: Pantheon.
  • Cole, David. (2004). "The Chinese Room Argument." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, March. Available:
  • Dennett, Daniel C. (1987). The Intentional Stance. San Diego: Greenhaven.
  • Driscoll, M.P. (2000). Psychology of learning for instruction (2nd edition). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

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