Socio-cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: A Case Study of Adventurous Adult Language Learners

Burhan Ozfidan, Krisanna L. Machtmes, Husamettin Demir


APA 6th edition
Ozfidan, B., Machtmes, K.L., & Demir, H. (2014). Socio-cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: A Case Study of Adventurous Adult Language Learners. European Journal of Educational Research, 3(4), 185-191. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.3.4.185

Harvard
Ozfidan B., Machtmes K.L., and Demir H. 2014 'Socio-cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: A Case Study of Adventurous Adult Language Learners', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 185-191. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.3.4.185

Chicago 16th edition
Ozfidan, Burhan , Machtmes, Krisanna L. and Demir, Husamettin . "Socio-cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: A Case Study of Adventurous Adult Language Learners". (2014)European Journal of Educational Research 3, no. 4(2014): 185-191. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.3.4.185

Abstract

Sociocultural theories consider language learning as a social practice examines students as active participants in the construction of learning processes. This study investigates sociocultural theories’ central concepts, which includes peer interaction and feed back, private speech, and self-efficacy. The present study is a case study of twenty participants. The participants for this case study were from different nationalities that demonstrated a unique ability to learn languages long after the critical period. Data was collected through interviews and observations. The participant mentioned about the process and the challenges/opportunities he experienced regarding second language learning. By analyzing the learning practices of other successful adult language l earners, recurring patterns revealed similarities, which were then emphasized and elaborated in second language pedagogy.

Keywords: socio-cultural, language learning, language learner