Good morning everybody!
In today’s entry I’m going to mention the properties of learning and acquiring a language, as well as their regarding differences. Before we start I need to ask you a question.
-Do you have any knowledge about what is learning and what is acquiring a language?
Is quite important and interesting to know how people get knowledge, That’s why we are going to discuss a little about it. Firstly we need to know the definition of each term.
According to Mrs. Judie Haynes “Learning is the conscious process in which we are aware of the knowledge we are getting as a result of following the instruction in the rules of language.”
This means that in order to learn a language we must have certain previous knowledge about it. As well as it’s rules. Currently people who try to speak another language, besides their mother tongue, usually learn it.
“Acquiring a language Is the subconscious process during which you are unaware of grammatical rules.”
In order to acquire a language, the learner needs a source of natural communication, it means, one is focused only on the texts of the communication.
This is a more natural process, the reason for this is that is because since we are children we start acquiring a language(in this case, our mother tongue) and through the years we begin to be more proficient at using our language.
Obviously, now we can easily identify the difference between language learning and language acquisition. Now let me ask you, based in what I just wrote about learning and acquisition…
-What do you think is better, learning or acquiring a language?
Please share your ideas and/or points of view with me by leaving a comment below this entry