The Differences of Individual Learners in Second Language Acquisition
Keywords:age, gender gap, individual differences, motivation, second language acquisition, strategies
Second language acquisition is believed to be affected by many factors such as external factors including communicative environment factors, comprehensive inputs, etc.; moreover, inside-learner factors or individual learner differences such as the physiology, namely, aptitude, age of onset, gender, emotion, or motivation of learning, and strategies adopted also contribute significantly to the process of learning. This literature review is predominantly to investigate individual differences towards second language acquisition and the relationship and correlation of the factors.
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