Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2018, Page: 36-50
The Strategies to Develop Bilingual Ability for Vietnamese
Tran Thi Thanh Dieu, Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Viet Nam National University, Ho Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Received: Feb. 11, 2018;       Accepted: Mar. 26, 2018;       Published: Mar. 30, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180602.12      View  624      Downloads  33
Abstract
The hypothesis is that non-native language speakers (e.g., Vietnamese who study English) face lots of difficulties due to the differences in linguistic features and negative transference. Therefore, no one can deny that it is not easy to study a language and more difficult to study a second language or a foreign language now that every language in the world has its own characteristics which are nearly completely different from one another. To solve this problem, many linguists have created their theories of second language acquisition, such as Behaviorist's theory, Nativist's theory, Interactionist's theory, Information Processing theory, Vygotsky's theory, Halliday's theory, Sociolinguistic's theory. Therefore, with the hope to solve those problems, this study focuses on some difficulties facing learners of English and their solutions. The article is divided into 3 main parts, including difficulties in the four skills as (1) speaking and listening for communication such as prosody and fluency; (2) writing and (3) reading. About the solutions for the difficulties mentioned above, to begin with, in prosody, solution focuses on the importance of combining phonological knowledge with rhythm, melody, English stress rules and syntax rules in teaching and learning English intonation affected by stress for Vietnamese students, verified by Experimental Phonetics. Moreover, writing, grammar and vocabularies improving as well as identification of the types of writing can be considered as one of the practical solutions. Last but not least, in reading, K-W-L strategy (K: KNOWN, W: WHAT, L: LEARNT), one the best ways to activate schemata is also the suitable solutions as well.
Keywords
English Rhythmic Patterns, Melody, Phonetic Experiment, Schemata, Interview, Questionnaire
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Tran Thi Thanh Dieu, The Strategies to Develop Bilingual Ability for Vietnamese, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 36-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20180602.12
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