In an over speeding open border world with no limits in communication, acquiring a second language is essential. According to the school curriculums, teachers play a crucial role in facilitating the children to learn a second language. A variety of teaching and learning approaches has been implemented, some of which are: learning grammar rules, vocabulary, memorizing phrases and dialogues, engagement in tasks and games while speaking in the new language. However, in order to communicate effectively with the students, teachers should not only focus on textbooks but also take into account the individual learners’ characteristics, development of knowledge and their ability to use it as well as the environments for learning a second language.
The aim of investigating second language learning in childhood is to provide professionals with the opportunity to understand how children acquire a second language, investigate some of the theories of child language learning and teaching methods and apply them based on the learning environment and the needs and abilities of children
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