Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings on second and foreign language learning by children and adults, emphasising the design and execution of appropriate research.

chapter 1|9 pages


chapter 3|29 pages

SLA: Types of data analysis

chapter 7|79 pages

Theories in second language acquisition

chapter 8|33 pages

Instructed second language acquisition