THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE APTITUDE ASSESSMENT: WHY AND HOW?

Kartini Kartini, Farah Natchiar Mohd Khaja

Abstract


A considerable amount of research has been carried out within the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in relation to the study of Individual Differences such as motivation, attitude, personality, intelligence, and aptitude to identify the outstanding traits relevant to the mastery of an L2/FL. Far less research has investigated the impact of language aptitude. There are tests out there to measure language aptitude, for different purposes. Each country should have its own language aptitude test that suits at least to its official language(s).


Keywords


Second language acquisition; language aptitude

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