APRENDIZADO NA INFÂNCIA – PERGUNTAS E RESPOSTAS
Is not aware of the difference between acquisition and learning.
Believes in self-study based on a structured plan.
Ignores the fact that language is an ability acquired naturally as a result of human interaction. Especially children acquire the local language easily and quickly.
Acquisition (assimilação natural) is result of a subconscious process very similar to the process children undergo when they acquire their first language. It requires meaningful interaction in the target language and culture environment - natural communication - in which speakers are con-centrated not in the form of their utterances, but in the communicative act. It is learning through experience.
Learning (estudo formal) is the product of formal instruction and it comprises a conscious process with intellectual efforts which result in conscious knowledge 'about' the language, for example knowledge of grammar rules.