 Two Short Essay Questions. Need To Be Finished In One Hour!

(1) A commonly held notion is that “children learn second languages more quickly, easily, and successfully than adults do.”

(2) In class, we read about and discussed a variety of learner variables that have been proposed as playing a role in Second Language Acquisition outcomes (i.e., aptitude, motivation, affect and personality, cognitive and learning style, and self-regulation/learning strategies). Explain 3 of these variables (e.g., how they’ve been defined, assessed; what role they’ve been proposed to play in second language acquisition and teaching) and discuss the extent to which you feel they have contributed to your success (or lake thereof) in your additional language learning experience(s).  ()

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    Moyer_2014_ExceptionalOutcomesinL2Phonology.pdf
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