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    Learning and Aquisition

    Just wondering what your thoughts are on the differences between these two concepts?

    I have been thinking about it for years, and am still stumped!



    Any ideas would be interesting!

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    Re: Learning and Aquisition

    They are often used interchangeably- people learn languages, but SLA stands for acquisition. Sometimes, acquisition is used to denote effortless learning, and learning can be used to imply a greater degree of understanding. I think they are used in so many ways that there is no single distinction.


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    Re: Learning and Aquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by sivvy View Post
    Just wondering what your thoughts are on the differences between these two concepts?

    I have been thinking about it for years, and am still stumped!



    Any ideas would be interesting!
    acqusition learning

    gradual development of lang. accumulating knowledge
    with all skills by using it of language especially
    in natural communication vocobulary and grammer
    setting
    in instructional setting
    optimum age 10-16 years limitted time
    to work out regularities




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    Re: Learning and Aquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by gokcen View Post
    acqusition learning

    gradual development of lang. accumulating knowledge
    with all skills by using it of language especially
    in natural communication vocobulary and grammer
    setting
    in instructional setting
    optimum age 10-16 years limitted time
    to work out regularities

    sorry all i wrote above integrated eachother now i m writing more clear
    acqusition
    *gradual development of language with all the skills by using it in natural communication setting
    *optimum age 10-16 years old working out regularities
    learning
    *accumulating knowledge of language especilaly grammer and vocobulary
    *in insructional setting
    *limmitted time

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    Re: Learning and Aquisition

    Quote Originally Posted by sivvy View Post
    Just wondering what your thoughts are on the differences between these two concepts?

    I have been thinking about it for years, and am still stumped!



    Any ideas would be interesting!
    Hi Sivy,

    Of course the terms "learning" and "acquisition" are two different things. Let us see the difference between these two terms:

    LEARNING is a conscious process of accumulating knowledge in a language.
    Example: Mathematics is LEARNED(not acquired)
    but
    ACQUISITION is a unconscious gradual development of ability in a language.
    Example:Children acquire language through a subconscious process during which they are unaware of grammatical rules.

    Hope, these might be helpful...

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