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Exposure to language or Interaction to Language Users in Learning Second Language Learning

03/10/2022 Diğer

Language is an important device that makes people interact easily with one another. The language is integrated into our daily living. It makes most of our lives and for this reason it organizes our social ties. A research by Ekpenyong and Ikegbu states that language “provides an interpretative framework for the meaning outcomes of the choices.” (296). It can be inferred from this passage that language creates thoughts, and thoughts create the language. Thus, language is not only important for the sociability, communication or education, it is also significant for changing the one’s perspective on the world, therefore learning new languages is significant. By the sayings stated above, one can make an inference that more language that one person knows, more knowledge that one person has. To learn more languages, there is second language acquisition, referred as second-language learning.

In second-language learning, it is argued that whether the exposure to language or interaction with language users is more beneficial. Al-Zoubi, who is centered on mastering the English language via publicity in his observation, claimed that “publicity to language may be described because the touch that the beginners have with the goal language that they are trying to learn.” (Al-Zoubi, 152) Also, he thinks that publicity to the English language is now a usual thing in our lives. (Al-Zoubi, 153) In his observation, he said that exposure to a language naturally contributes to language improvement from television, cassettes, videos, websites, books, and magazines. (Al-Zoubi, 160) The significance of publicity in language mastering is the greater learner is uncovered to second language, the greater she or he reads and speaks that language. In short, the better the publicity, the greater development in second language. Al-Zoubi said that people who undertake second language have to have non-stop publicity to the second one language on a day by day foundation via media, etc. (161) However, from some other perspective Ellis unearths that interaction is the manner that maximum humans input and the manner to get that input is more beneficial than being received in different ways, and places this approach within the first vicinity for second language. (6) He claims that one of the blessings of that is there is a reaction response among the speakers. (18)

Considering the observations that is stated above, it is clear for me that both methods are effective but exposure to language method wins this race. On exposure to language method for example, there is no reaction-response communication from people so learners cannot see their mistakes and correct them. However, learner is continually in the social environment so that learner can act accordingly to it. I think best method of learning something is to imitate it so exposure to language is a good method to learn the second language in terms of listening, speaking, in other saying, daily living terms. However, as there is no reaction-response, one who will learn through the exposure to language method should be determined and should be a good investigator to use this method.

Works Cited

Ekpenyong, Bassey, and Ikegbu Eprahim. “The Language of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Language: a Symbiotic Paradigm.” BIRCI-Journal, vol 1, no 3, 2018, pp. 296-305

Al-Zoubi, Samer, Mahmoud. “The Impact of Exposure to English Language on Language Acquisition” Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research, vol 5, no 4, 2018, pp 151-162

Ellis, Rod, and Sandra Fotos. Learning a Second Language Through Interaction. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, 1999.

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