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Title: Individual Learner Differences and Second Language Acquisition: A Progressive Study on Academic Writing Students
Authors: Listyani
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: Second Language Acquisition is a part of linguistic studies which focuses on investigating how one learns a second language, that is, a foreign language learnt after the acquisition of the mother tongue. In Indonesian setting, however, the majority of the people are born bilinguals, they are exposed to both the local vernacular and the national language, Indonesian, and in Indonesia, the position of English is as a foreign language. This study focuses on how learners, with their uniqueness and special differences, grow in their personal factors, among which is self-confidence, amidst the tight competitive atmosphere of learning English as a foreign language. The participants of this study were students of Academic Writing Class Group C, semester 1/ 2011-2012. Data were mainly derived from journals. The main conclusion of this study is that individual learner differences do affect learners' performance and active participation in the classroom setting
Description: Proceedings The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes", Salatiga, November 21-22, 2011, p. 210-222
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/534
ISBN: 978-979-1098-67-4
Appears in Collections:The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes"

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