PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY ARAB POPULATION IN ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8278-8287
AbstractThe art of communication through the gift of language is an exclusive prerogative of humans.
Language bestows people with the power to organizing, planning, shaping, and controlling
other human beings at various levels starting from child-parent interactions to propaganda on
radio and television advertising. Our societal participation requires us to recognize and reflect
the symbols and sounds that indicate our ideas and thoughts, which is crucial. There are
numerous languages in the world. Thus, human beings share their skills for harnessing the
creativity within them to enhance their living by invoking their ability to acquire several
languages. They strive to understand also the languages, which are unknown to them.
Neurological factors in language acquisition and retention play an essential role in learning
different languages. Language acquisition and retention exist in the Arab population as well.
The Arab people have observed an optimistic and rapid variation in the utilization of the
English language in their education and business. This adoption of the English language has
made them literate and empowered them. Problems are still prevailing among Arab learners,
as they struggle to comprehend English and have difficulties in expressing themselves through
English. They are acquiring other languages and retaining their usage in learning, as the
second language becomes strenuous due to lack of motivation. This research paper analyzes
and contextualizes the problems associated with understanding, learning and acquisition of
English as a second language, specifically among Arab learners.
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