The Age-Factor in Second Language Acquisition. Is There a Critical Period?


Term Paper, 2013

28 Pages, Grade: 1,3


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. First and Second Language Acquisition
2.1. First Language Acquisition
2.1.1. The Behaviourist Theory
2.1.2. The Innatist Theory
2.2. Second Language Acquisition

3. The Critical Period Hypothesis
3.1. The Critical Period in First Language Acquisition - The Case “Genie”
3.2. The Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition
3.3. The Optimal or Sensitive Period
3.4. Younger vs. Older Learners
3.4.1. The “Younger = Better” Position
3.4.2. The “Older = Better” Position
3.4.3. “Younger = Better in the Long Run” Position

4. Implication for Second Language Teaching
4.1. The Constructivist Classroom
4.2. Second Language Instruction from a CLIL-Perspective

5. Conclusion

References

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Title
The Age-Factor in Second Language Acquisition. Is There a Critical Period?
College
University of Kassel  (Anglistik)
Course
Englische Fachdidaktik
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2013
Pages
28
Catalog Number
V300766
ISBN (eBook)
9783656969891
ISBN (Book)
9783656969907
File size
556 KB
Language
English
Keywords
English, Age-Factor, Second Language Learning, EFL-classroom
Quote paper
Jana Schmidt (Author), 2013, The Age-Factor in Second Language Acquisition. Is There a Critical Period?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/300766

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