Challenges Encountered by Learners of English as a Second Language

Learning a second language is never easy. Learning English as a second language is even less easy. Particularly if you are learning English outside of an English-speaking country. For instance, English language learners in African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Zambia, Malawi, and other African countries face a lot of challenges because English is not the official language of these countries. Continue reading “Challenges Encountered by Learners of English as a Second Language”

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    Learners of English Language as second language  Non-native  speakers (ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE) usually really wish to sound very much like native speakers in their accent, probably to go with the saying that “what is worth doing is worth doing well. The prestige that goes with speaking English certainly also…
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    Preparatory Questions: What language do you think in? is it English Language? Why won’t you teach in your local language? Introduction English language has come too far to still be regarded as language of colonialism in countries colonized by English speaking nations. The fact that we use English does not…
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HOW A LEARNER OF ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CAN OVERCOME PRONUNCIATION CHALLENGES

Learners of English Language as second language  Continue reading “HOW A LEARNER OF ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE CAN OVERCOME PRONUNCIATION CHALLENGES”

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