Perspectives on L2 Learning and Learning Disabilities
Individual Differences, Diagnosis, and Teaching Strategies
Keywords:language impairment, diagnosis, learning disabilities, linguistic coding differences hypothesis, individual differences
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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