Influence Of Second Language Learning On Social And Cultural Patterns

1278 Words Sep 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Activity Theory would involve participation in some work due to cultural or biological needs. But when the objective intensifies, the need becomes a motive for activity. The ‘action’ and ‘goal’ become one and acquire purpose. Since activity involves doing a task to bring in transformation that will pave the way for development, activity theorists also study the influence of second language learning on social and cultural patterns. The Activity Theory yields an illustrative meticulous framework and improves the circumstances and results of teaching and learning. Language learning has an association with socio-cultural forces. It is a cultural artefact that aids in the thought and communication between people as well as individuals. Each learner may have a different purpose and motive for attending a class and this motive for the activity may guide an individual in learning. As Bernat (2015) has pointed out, Activity Theory provides added mediation, participation and brings together individuals and communities with different previous histories.
Activity Theory is a major contributor in second language learning. Language learning requires a very scientific approach. The motive in learning a language differs in students. Some learners value language learning and believe in its usage. Therefore, their study is more dedicated and their involvement sincere. Like Wen (2008), not all believe in learning English in a classroom environment with group work. Their opinion is that…

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