Adult language learning : some personal musings

S., Mohanraj (2020) Adult language learning : some personal musings. Language and Language Teaching, 9 (1). pp. 6-9. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

In this paper, I have tried to recount my experience of learning three different languages, all of which I learnt after I grew out of my teens, in very distinct contexts. I have attempted to show how needs and circumstances come together to provide the necessary motivation to learn a language. Besides the need, other essential factors include proper exposure and the right type of encouragement from speakers of the language concerned. However, there can be exceptions to this and language learning may remain a distant dream for many an aspirant.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: First language, Aptitude, Senior Under-Officer, Devanagari, Wodeyars, Language variety, Mandyam Tamil
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Language and Language Teaching
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 17:47
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 17:47
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2184
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