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Essay on 2nd Language Theories or Approaches Skinners Behaviorist Theory
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P a g e | 1 Table of Contents Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 2 1. Discussion of the Behaviorist theory ........................................................................................... 2 a. Brief definition of Behaviorist theory ...................................................................................... 2 b. Application of the theory to second language acquisition ....................................................... 2 2. Terms of Natural Approach .......................................................................................................... 3 3. Comparison of Behaviorist theory with Natural Approach ......................................................... 4 a. The similarity in the approach in the acquisition of the second language ............................... 4 b. Differences in the approach in the acquisition of the second language ................................... 4 4. Analysis of the impact of research in second language acquisition on views on Behaviorist theory with Natural Approach ......................................................................................................... 5 5. Application of analysis to the second language classroom .......................................................... 5 a. Teaching approach and eclectic approach to be used ............................................................... 6 b. Example of use of teaching approach in the second language classroom ............................... 6 The task to be given to the students: ........................................................................................ 6 Resources to be used in the task: ............................................................................................. 6 Conclusion ....................................................................................................................................... 6 Reference ......................................................................................................................................... 7
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P a g e | 2 Introduction Language acquisition and learning were always regarded for researchers and theorists as subjects of discussion. Several language acquisition theories were used to understand behavioral theory and natural language acquisition. Experiments also show that imitation and practice for learning a new language are the most important strategies that affect language learning. 1. Discussion of the Behaviorist theory a. Brief definition of Behaviorist theory The behavioral approach alludes to a psychological approach that exemplifies scientific and objective research methods (Sidney, 2015). The approach only concerns observed behavioral stimuli and all behavior is learned by interacting with the environment. Skinner was an US psychologist most famous for his behavioral influence. Skinner stated that the second language could be seen as an incentive for the learner to learn the language by responding. The direct result of conditioning, he thought, was all human actions. b. Application of the theory to second language acquisition The application of behaviourist theory can be used for second-language learning just as children can be imitated, practiced and strengthened to learn the first language. Behaviorist theory is about nursing children through observing followed by practice in order to acquire second language learning from the environment. For example, the teacher tries to make the second language learn by using strengthening techniques by making the student's practice more words so that new words can be strengthened in the second language. Furthermore, when the teachers in the second language teach new words, the students might be rewarded for correct pronunciation of words. The student can speak in
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P a g e | 3 exchange for rewards, such as an appreciation of initial education, through a reinforcement and a rewarding system (Andrew, 2016).
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  • Fall '19
  • Second language acquisition, Language Theories or Approaches, 2ND LANGUAGE THEORIES

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