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Author
Wang, W.
Title
Age and Second Language Acquisition in Adulthood: The Learning   Experiences and Perceptions of Women Immigrants.
Language
English
Date1999
Full referencesWang,   W. (1999). Age and Second Language Acquisition in Adulthood: The Learning   Experiences and Perceptions of Women Immigrants, TESL Canada Journal 16 (2) : 1-19.
Abstract
Although considerable evidence indicates that age of onset for second language acquisition is related to second-language proficiency outcomes among adult learners Jew studies have actually looked at how adult learners of different ages experience and perceive second language acquisition. This study presents 30 women immigrant learners' accounts of their experiences and perceptions of learning English as a second language in the Canadian context. Findings from this study reveal the complexity of adult L2 acquisition, which involves factors pertaining not only to the learners themselves, but also to the social context in which the second language is learned. Implications of these findings are discussed in relation to the second language curriculum development and classroom practice.
Key words
Language acquisition, adult education,   immigration
Other interesting information
There are several variables   that affect language learners in acquiring the host country’s language, and   that explains why it is essential for educators to understand their students   and their needs.
Interest for the project
3/5
Contributor´s name + email
Stéphanie Barillé -   stephanie@unak.is
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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