AN ANALYSIS OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION - THE CASE STUDY OF A HONG KONG LEARNER OF ENGLISH

Le Thu Huong Phan

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The present second language acquisition research has attempted to enhance an in-depth understanding of the way learners acquired English. Situated in this line of research, the current case study, thus, explores the process in which how a learner from Hongkong (learner D) has learned English as a second language. Particularly, this study aimed at finding out (1) student motivation to learn English, (2) her learning strategy in distinct skills of English, (3) the learning styles that she prefers to use and (4) different aspects affecting her learning. Learner D was required to complete four questionnaires and an interview on two separate days. The questionnaires were counted and analysed while the audio recordings were transcribed and coded for evidence of learning background, learning strategies, motivation and learning styles. The findings revealed that the participant was a motivated learner of English and her principal needs were daily communication and academic purposes. Also, D is a flexible learner as she had several learning styles and she applied various learning strategies. Therefore, she improved her English quickly after moving to Manchester, UK for her exchange course.

 

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