Age and Second Language Acquisition in Adulthood: The Learning Experiences and Perceptions of Women Immigrants

  • Wendy Wang

Abstract

Although considerable evidence indicates that age of onset for second language acquisition is related to second-language proficiency outcomes among adult learners Jew studies have actually looked at how adult learners of different ages experience and perceive second language acquisition. This study presents 30 women immigrant learners' accounts of their experiences and perceptions of learning English as a second language in the Canadian context. Findings from this study reveal the complexity of adult L2 acquisition, which involves factors pertaining not only to the learners themselves, but also to the social context in which the second language is learned. Implications of these findings are discussed in relation to the second language curriculum development and classroom practice.
Published
1999-06-26
How to Cite
Wang, W. (1999). Age and Second Language Acquisition in Adulthood: The Learning Experiences and Perceptions of Women Immigrants. TESL Canada Journal, 16(2), 01-19. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v16i2.715
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