Regarding adult foreign language development

As with any focus on adult learning and development, the individual nor the development should be viewed in isolation of other factors and variables. To do so would limit any substantial gains whether they be short term or long term. Such is the concern regarding adult foreign language development which in the past has been approached using specific targeted methods with Language being the determining factor; specifically its structure and form. While its crucial for language developers to identify grammatical patterns, in this dissertation the main assumption rests on the view that patterns are acquired by continuous usage or participation in normal everyday human activities. But in the context in which the target language is not readily used in everyday experiences developers must look to alternative activities that will mimic everyday communication.

Adults do not learn or develop individual skills in isolation of other holistic development.


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