Perspectives on L2 Learning and Learning Disabilities

Individual Differences, Diagnosis, and Teaching Strategies

Authors

  • Richard Sparks

Keywords:

language impairment, diagnosis, learning disabilities, linguistic coding differences hypothesis, individual differences

Abstract

Students classified as LD in L2 classes often display learning difficulties. However, the LD concept is viewed differently in the U.S. and Europe. The purposes of this paper is to explain the LD construct, examine the differences in definitions and diagnosis for identification of students with learning problems, review research showing that L2 learning problems are language learning problems, examine the relationship between LDs and L2 learning problems, and summarize research-based L2 teaching methods for students with language learning problems.

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Published

2021-08-25

How to Cite

Sparks, R. (2021). Perspectives on L2 Learning and Learning Disabilities: Individual Differences, Diagnosis, and Teaching Strategies. Babylonia Journal of Language Education, 2, 14–21. Retrieved from https://babylonia.online/index.php/babylonia/article/view/54