Characteristics of Young Learners. 1. Involuntary attention. not pay attention to language system but to task, topic & situation form is acquired indirectly through peripheral learning language is a means for expressing meaning. 2. Limited attention. short attention & concentration span
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Characteristicsof Young Learners
(1) phonetic coding ability: an ability to identify distinct sounds, and to form associations between them and representative symbols
(2) grammatical sensitivity: the ability to recognize the grammatical functions of words (or other linguistic entities) in sentence structures
(3) rote learning ability: a memorization technique based on repetition
(4) inductive (language learning) ability: the ability to infer or induce the rules governing a set of language materials
2 broad types of functioning: