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ERIC Number: EJ1097375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2231-3338
Acquisition of English as a Second Language at College Level--An Empirical Study
Anil, Beena
Journal on English Language Teaching, v5 n4 p39-47 Oct-Dec 2015
English has a universal appeal and in India, English is associated with modernity and progress sometimes with the ideology of its cultural values. The economic value of English is very high in India as even a layman uses English words in his/her "native" communication. The second language acquisition happens for learners at various domains like home, education, religion, society domains. It is noticed that even English illiterates give importance to English and want their children to learn English for their "bright" future. Presently, many families use English as first language in home domain. Second language acquisition and learning is gaining momentum in all the educational institutions. More than a language, English is considered as a tool and a passport to settle in a good job. In academic settings, teachers should motivate students to learn, engage their attention, present an intellectual and linguistic challenge and allow them to develop language as effectively as possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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