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With the rise of globalisation, English has become the Lingua Franca as a tool to communicate among people from different countries in numerous situations and areas (Nikolov & Djigunovic, 2006, p.234). Therefore, people in various countries are closely connected economically, politically and culturally and many people are required to acquire a foreign language. As a result, there have been many researches and evidence on whether age has a great impact on second language acquisition. This essay will illustrate neurological, phonological and affective factors and the Critical Period Hypothesis as evidence that children have advantages in second language acquisition.
The teacher offers plenty of sources and creates interest through various classroom activities such as games, skits. In short, after having enough comprehensible inputs, speech comes naturally as does language acquisition (Brown, 2007, p. 80). However, this method also has its limitations. Language used is elementary and it stresses only listening among four language skills, listening, reading, writing, and speaking so only beginners can benefit from the method. Despite its limitations, the Natural Approach’s effort to lower learner’s anxiety to speak the target language and make learning processes natural is a great lesson derived from the method (Brown, 2007, p.80).
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