The role of communication skills in learning and using the second language

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2017-05

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The purpose of this study was to investigate how individuals learning a second language communicate. The second language acquisition is a challenge that requires many skills such as reading, listening, writing, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary. However, even though communication skills are important for individuals to interact and communicate, educators of second language learners rarely include communication skills in the curriculum. The lack of the knowledge of communication skills and the influence of communication skills on learners illustrate the importance of conducting this study, showing some important communication skills. Of ten participants in this study who used English as a second language, in the US, this study explored their experiences and behaviors when they communicate with others. The study found a need to develop communication skills alongside grammar and vocabulary to enhance the development of second language proficiency.

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Learning the second language, Second language acquisition, Communication skills

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