In class, we briefly mentioned second language learning vs. foreign language learning, and I noted that I don’t typically make a distinction between the two. But there are obvious differences between learning a language when surrounded by your native language, and learning it in the environment of the target language. Discuss some of the differences, and, if you have an opinion, discuss whether you think a distinction should be made between them. Before you respond to this question, you might become familiar with the discussion in Chapter 1 of Gass and Selinker.
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