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Different Reasons Of Teaching English As A Foreign Language

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Introduction
Nowadays English has become one of the most used languages all around the world, with this, the necessity of learning English as a foreign language is one that hundreds of people all around the world have. All these people have different reasons to learn the language and many different learning styles. This essay will try to explain through the use of research why and how people learn English as a foreign language.
Students Background
This essay will try to explain through the use of research why and how Saul Palafox Reyes learns English as a foreign language. Saúl is a 20-year-old engineering student who lives with his parents and sister. Saúl´s first language is Spanish, he and his sister started with English classes
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According to the book Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The Communicative approach advocates to language, first and foremost, as a system for communication .
“The communicative approach is based on the idea that learning language successfully comes through having to communicate real meaning. When learners are involved in real communication, their natural strategies for language acquisition will be used, and this will allow them to learn to use the language (Communicative Approach, 2006)” .
The questionnaire and interview showed that Saúl needs to focus on his listening and speaking abilities, his writing and reading skills are not bad, nevertheless they also need some work to be polished.
Since he stopped his English classes a couple of years ago Saúl has lost speaking and listening practice and this has created a sense of insecurity in him getting him to think he cannot speak English at all. His reading and comprehension skills are not a difficult issue since he barely had any trouble when answering the questionnaire, except for a couple of words –which he asked about the meaning- answering the questionnaire was easy for
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