Major Influencing Factors of Language Development: Learners Developing Second and Foreign Languages

Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 10 - 2018

Authors: Md. Faruquzzaman Akan

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Abstract

The aim and objective of this research is to find out language learners’ factors, language learning factors, their influence on the whole process of language learning and finally to look for some possible solutions. It is worth mentioning that a particular factor can be a barrier to one learner, whereas it may facilitate the other. There is no denying the fact that developing a new language, for example a second/foreign language, is basically a complex and tiring job. According to Professor Stephen D. Krashen, we have two widely known and well accepted means to develop language: ‘acquisition’ and ‘learning’. Acquiring a language is a natural process, while learning a language is a training-based activity. During the period of language development, students/learners have a lot of issues such as: personal, social, biological, political, cultural, economic, academic and so on. Further researches show that after puberty/the critical period, learners face some issues and there are facts that all individuals are different from one another. In the early 1960’s, there was an upsurge of interest in individual characteristics. All these issues that affect language learning can broadly be categorized as internal and external factors. To assist language learning, students’ initial errors in developing language should be allowed and corrected with a sympathy and tact. So, to discover a short-cut solution to removing and/or minimizing all the factors of language learners and language learning in order to develop the target language is not an effortless task.

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Md. Faruquzzaman Akan (2018) Major Influencing Factors of Language Development: Learners Developing Second and Foreign Languages
Bulletin of Advanced English Studies Vol 1 (1) 119-129