Language Learning, Development, Acquisition International Settings

A native language is acquired through a caregiver in authentic meaningful dialogue: speaking/listening, then reading, then writing. When Schools take on the task of teaching a second language, dialogue is limited due to the nature of schooling, and unauthentic dialogue is created in relation to the content and student/teacher interaction.

In an EFL context opportunities for authentic dialogue are difficult to arrange, and trying to create an International community or setting in which English is the lingua Franca  within an a non-English environment is problematic. 

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