Language Acquistion And Learning Exam 2

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Language Acquistion And Learning Exam 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The idea that ‘Language is not learnt by groups’ relates to.
    • A. 

      Individual differences

    • B. 

      Affective Factors

    • C. 

      Cognitive Factors

  • 2. 
    The use of strategies on second language acquisition relates to
    • A. 

      Individual differences

    • B. 

      Affective Factors

    • C. 

      Cognitive Factors

  • 3. 
    The idea that ‘Human beings are emotional creatures’ relates to
    • A. 

      Individual differences

    • B. 

      Affective Factors

    • C. 

      Cognitive Factors

  • 4. 
    Identifying which variables are more influential and make stronger contribution than the others is associated to
    • A. 

      Gardner’s Educational Model

    • B. 

      Skehan Model of Influence on Language Learning

    • C. 

      Spolsky’s Model of second language learning

  • 5. 
    This model includes three main aspects: Cultural beliefs, Individual differences and Second Language Learning (SLA)/learning contexts
    • A. 

      Gardner’s Educational Model

    • B. 

      Skehan Model of Influence on Language Learning

    • C. 

      Spolsky’s Model of second language learning

  • 6. 
    This model holds that language learners have characteristics that affect language learning once they choose strategies to be successful on achieving the target language.
    • A. 

      Monitor theory

    • B. 

      Brown & Fraser’s Framework

    • C. 

      The “Good Language Learner’ Model

  • 7. 
    This model highlights the importance of these two elements: ‘conditions of social contexts’ and ‘conditions of learners’.
    • A. 

      Gardner’s Educational Model

    • B. 

      Skehan Model of Influence on Language Learning

    • C. 

      Spolsky’s Model of second language learning

  • 8. 
    When the goal is basic communicative ability of the TL, rather than native-like mastery, and when children’s native language remains the primary language, it may be more efficient to begin L2 or FL learning later.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Intelligence may play a determinant role in language learning that FOCUSES more on COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Successful language learners are not necessarily strong in all of the components of aptitude. (e.g., Some may have strong memories but only average ability to figure out grammatical rules.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Personality may be a major factor only in the acquisition of conversational skills (i.e., oral communicative ability), not in the acquisition of literacy skills (i.e., reading and writing skills). 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Every person, student or teacher, has a learning style; therefore, there is no particular teaching or learning method that can suit the needs of all learners.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Learners’ preference for learning, whether due to their learning styles or to their beliefs about how language are learned, will not influence the kinds of strategies they choose  to learn new material. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    According to the Socio Educational Model, acquiring a FL/ L2 consists on knowing and repeating new words, structures and sounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    To manage communication problems language learners have a variety of strategies to use, such as expansion, reduction and avoidance. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    According to the Acculturation Model, language learners that aren’t willing to acculturate, use input to construct their interlanguage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    “ The process of becoming adapted to a new culture”
    • A. 

      Socio Educational Model

    • B. 

      Acculturation Model

    • C. 

      Motivation model

    • D. 

      Classroom Model

  • 18. 
     It states the reciprocity of motivation and language learning
    • A. 

      Socio Educational Model

    • B. 

      Acculturation Model

    • C. 

      Motivation Model

    • D. 

      Classroom Model

  • 19. 
    Write the 4 types of motivation
  • 20. 
    Write the 4 components of language aptitude
  • 21. 
    It is a natural ability for learning an  L2
  • 22. 
    It involves the attitude and affective states that influence the degree of effort that learners make to learn an L2.
  • 23. 
    They are particular approaches or techniques that learners employ to try to learn an L2.
  • 24. 
    Techniques of coping with difficulties in communicating in an imperfectly known second language
  • 25. 
    This is NOT a  learning strategy.
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Metacognitiva

    • C. 

      Social/affective

    • D. 

      Achievement

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