Acquiring Second Language Skills through Programmed Instruction: A Study
C.T. Abdul Majeed1, M. Ilankumaran2

1C.T. Abdul Majeed, Research Scholar, Department of English, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil, Thuckalay (Tamil Nadu), India.
2M. Ilankumaran, Professor, Department of English, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil, Thuckalay (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 1039-1044 | Volume-8 Issue-1C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11790581C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Acquisition of language skills is mostly through practice just like all other skills. The acquisition of mother tongue is natural, spontaneous, effortless, without being conscious, and in real life situations. Second language acquisition is different from the acquisition of mother tongue in many aspects. It has to be acquired from classroom situation. Unless the students are positively motivated to learn second language, they will find it difficult to acquire the second language. The situation for second language learning should be approximated to the acquisition of the mother tongue. Second language is acquired under the stress of close social contacts. Acquisition of first language is influenced more by a second language than by a foreign language. It is used as a method of communication. Hence, it has a formal position or identified operation too within the parameters of a country. It is taught in school and colleges with the purpose of providing foreign language competence. The acquisition of language is a process, through which people acquire the ability to see and understand language. Since programmed instruction is a progressively monitored method of teaching in a classified order of control step, the learners must either complete or pass one stage before moving to the next. Digital devices, Computing machine sand different modes of teaching devices are applied in it. Audio-visual method, virtual devices, role play, hot play, etc., are used for the acquisition of language. Behaviour ist Approach, Cognitive Approach and Constructive Approach which mainly control second language learning. Learners lesser in attainment assume to get more benefitted from programmed instruction than the traditional classroom transaction. Actual listening is an extra ordinary present of time which assists to frame relationship deal with problem. One of the productive skills named speaking has to be mastered. Electronic devices are used for improving language skills. By using speech recognition software speaking skills can be improved.
Keywords: Second Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Programmed Instruction, Digital Devices, First Language Influence.
Scope of the Article: Natural Language Processing