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SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNER 4

SecondLanguage Learner

MAINRESEARCH QUESTION

Whatemotional – psychological barriers does a second language learnerface?

I.Whatare the fears a group of five Spanish students moving towards Englishproficiency could have in a class?

  1. First Body paragraph theme → Fear of communication in the new language

  2. Second Body paragraph theme → Fear of negative evaluation

  3. Third Body Paragraph theme → Test and performance anxiety

  4. Fourth Body Paragraph theme → Lack of confidence with the new pedagogy approach

II.Whatare the factors causing emotional – psychological barriers in theclass five Spanish students training towards English proficiency atthe basic level?

  1. First Body paragraph theme → Lack of preschool programs that prepares students through training them with basic skills

  2. Second Body paragraph theme → Children with mothers who did not complete high school lack adequate parental support

  3. Third Body Paragraph theme → Parents speak only Spanish and Portuguese at home, and completely no English

  4. Fourth Body Paragraph Theme → Children living in welfare-dependent or low-income households have limited access to essential academic resources

III. Whatare some of the best solutions that can help these students toovercome their emotional – psychological barriers?

  1. First Body paragraph theme → Educators should ensure to develop culture sensitive lessons to avoid stereotyping

  2. Second Body paragraph theme → Teachers should provide students with simple tests that can help to ease their emotional tension

  3. Third Body Paragraph theme → Increasing the period students require to take English tests in core content sections from one year to a maximum of three years

  4. Fourth Body Paragraph theme → Enhancing the quality of assessment tests through increasing native language tests

References

Bennett,J. (1995). Emotionalsupport of and barriers to second language acquisition: Aparticipatory study.