Knowledge Of Second Language Acquisition

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Second language acquisition has long been the focus of linguists and researchers in the teaching field. It highlights the process and theories of acquiring second languages among learners. Second language acquisition seeks to understand the development of second language acquisition among second language learners. Mastering the knowledge of second language acquisition helps teachers to successfully provide effective teaching for students. Undeniably, knowledge on second language acquisition is very much related to effective teaching of second languages. Many linguists and teacher educators believe that all language teachers should be equipped with knowledge of second language acquisition to help them teach effectively. Additionally, most teacher training programmers have incorporated second language acquisition as a compulsory course to make sure that all future language teachers are well-equipped with enough knowledge to teach in classroom.
Then again, the relationship between second language acquisition and effective second language teaching is still being discussed. Hence, this paper aims to explain ways in which knowledge of second language acquisition helps language teachers to provide a better and effective second language teaching in classrooms by highlighting three main ideas; knowledge of second language acquisition helps teachers to understand the different needs of students, to design a good second language course and effective teaching method for learners, and to
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