Second Language (L-2) Learning Theory and Its Application in Speaking Classes

Tjahyanto, Mario Christian Noer and Gaspar, Besin and Hartanto, Yenny (2022) Second Language (L-2) Learning Theory and Its Application in Speaking Classes. In: Proceeding of International Seminar ECKLL X 2022, November 12nd, 2022, Faculty of Letters, Dr. Soetomo University Surabaya.

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This article discusses two main issues related to the theory of learning a second language and its application in speaking classes, mostly from psycholinguistic perspectives. The first part discusses the theory of learning the second language which consists of four main points, namely 1) the theory of language learning in general, 2) the variables that characterize the second language learning process such as neurological aspects, psychological aspects and psycho-pedagogic aspects, 3) affective factors in learning the second language and 4) the role of translation in learning the second language. The second part is about the application of L-2 learning theory in speaking classes based on the writer's own experiences. These include issues such as how to deal with the accuracy vs fluency, how to deal the introvert and extrovert students, how to deal with students’ mistakes in speaking, and how to empower the students by giving more freedom and trust and building self-confidence and self-esteem in order that they want to express themselves freely and confidently.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: L-2 learning theory, speaking, fluency and accuracy, self-esteem
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2023 04:24
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2023 04:24

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