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- "What are optimal language learning strategies for second-language acquisition in a non-foreign environment?" with mentor Naomi (Nov. 5, 2023)
What are optimal language learning strategies for second-language acquisition in a non-foreign environment?
Started June 22, 2023
Abstract or project description
This research project aims to explore and identify the optimal language learning strategies for second-language acquisition in a non-foreign environment.The significance of this study rests in the growing demand for efficient language learning techniques in non-foreign settings, where students encounter particular difficulties such as limited exposure to native speakers and cultural immersion. Language learners and instructors can maximize their efforts to become proficient in the target language by being aware of the best practices.
The first point of focus for the paper is the cognitive approach to academic learning, for which the factors of memory processes, lexical cues, and syntax acquisition are analyzed. Next, the paper covers observational studies and self-analysis techniques that highlight optimal language learning strategies. Lastly, the paper reviews both individual and environmental factors in play during the second-language acquisition process.
The study consults a wide variety of sources, including academic works on the subject, research reports, publications, and instructional materials about second-language acquisition and language learning techniques. A mixed method approach is employed utilizing qualitative analysis will provide in-depth insights into learners’ experiences and perceptions as well as a synthesis of different psychological approaches in order to create a comprehensive framework of language learning. The combination of qualitative methods and different psychological approaches will provide a comprehensive understanding of the optimal language learning strategies in a non-foreign environment.
Overall, the goal of this research project is to add to the body of information on second-language acquisition and to provide practical advice for language learners and instructors in non-foreign settings. The findings are expected to shed light on effective ways for improving language competency and promoting successful language learning outcomes, consequently aiding individuals seeking to learn a second language in such circumstances.