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Second language learners need to learn a new more formally than that in native language acquisition, but the same cognitive process will need to developed in both. There will be positive transfer of skills and processes with older learners, but the overlap will not be as great as tends to be believed, but viewed from a cognitive perspective, it is a very complicated interaction. It appears simple because it has been so well practised.
I have been able to bring a cross-curricula perspective to my research and, although there are no simple answers to second language learning issues, the learning of the subject viewed from learning perspective is nearer maths than English, because fluency normally needs to be created in environments where the language is not all around learners.
I am confident that my work has relevance to English language learning as well. It should allow English reading skills to be improved.
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