Competition model

The manner in which a second language is learnt or acquired and how the first language might affect this process is accounted for by a theory which is called “The Competition Model”. In accordance with this model every language has particular ways of portraying meanings which are identified as patterns enabling interpreting of the perceived input (Lynne 2001:14). It is at early childhood that these…

Age as an important factor in second language learning

It is common knowledge that young learners participate in foreign language lessons more keenly and briskly than adolescents. Moreover, they are eager to take part in exercises even if they do not quite apprehend what it is for, or what is the precise manner they ought to do it in. In addition, it is more important for them to make teachers happy rather than show…