Difficulties in Learning the English Language

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Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
College of Engineering and Technology

Difficulties in Learning the English Language: An Inquiry

A Research Paper presented to
Prof. Iryl Nungay, MALL
Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
English Proficiency Instruction II

by:
Marvin C. Consuelo
BS Mechanical Engineering I-1

2011

CHAPTER 1

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Statement of the Problem

1. Why is there a need to learn the English language?
2. What are the factors that give rise to some difficulties before learning English?
3. What are the major skills or core elements of the English language that give rise to some difficulties
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Those structures that are similar will be easy to learn because they will be transferred and may function satisfactorily in the foreign language. Those structures that are different will be difficult because when transferred they will not function satisfactorily in the foreign language and will therefore have to be changed. We can say that the degree of control of these structures that are different is an index to how much of the language a person has learned.”
Simply put, Filipino learners of English language may find an edge through transferring their knowledge about the Filipino language and applying similar concepts on learning English. Similarly, the difficulties may arise whenever there are concepts applicable in learning Filipino which are, consequently, inapplicable in learning English. And that is the grounds of the conduction of this study.

Theoretical / Conceptual Framework

There are five components in Second Language Acquisition Theory. These are the following: Acquisition Learning Hypothesis, Monitor Hypothesis, Natural Order
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