Current Research Trends of SLA and Challenges and Strategies for Native Chinese English-learners

Ming Cao
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Conference on Education, Management, Arts, Economics and Social Science (ICEMAESS 2018)   unpublished
Current research of second language Acquisition (SLA) has several main trends: cognitive oriented perspective, social oriented perspective, and holistic perspective. Under these perspectives, many theories have been used to explain the process of SLA such as, primary theory, the theory of affordances, and sociocognitive approach. These provided solid foundations towards understanding second language acquisition. Based on the perspectives of SLA, this paper aims to re-explore the challenges and
more » ... the challenges and strategies of native Chinese English-learners. This group of people may have more challenges to learn English as a second/foreign language compared with other ethnic groups whose mother tongues are alphabetic based languages. It could be related to thinking differences, language distance, as well as effective teaching methods. As a result, teaching under holistic perspective may be a practical method to enhance Chinese English-learners.
doi:10.2991/icemaess-18.2018.201 fatcat:ibipc3iec5fe7ig6rfendyy2ea