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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.030320.

“Equip”, a Sla Strategy for Young Learners Based on a Longitudinal Study Case


Liu Lu*

Corresponding Author:
Liu Lu

The College English Department, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China
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Nowadays, more and more children are being exposed to a second language from infancy. How to equip the young children to acquire the second language, it is always lack of the well-established strategies. Based on a longitudinal study case of Millet, a Chinese boy, acquiring English as a second language in a Chinese family environment from age one to four, this paper tries to discover the law of second language acquisition for young learners and puts forward a strategy, entitled “Equip” Strategy, which is the shortened name for “Every”, “Quality & Quantity”, “Unique”, “Initiative” and “People”, the five sub-principles. The finding of the study shows that it is feasible to guide young children to acquire the second language in the family environment, and elaborates the approaches used in the case, striving to be a supplement to the young children second language acquisition strategy.


Young learners; Equip; Critical period; Second language acquisition; Strategy

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Liu Lu. “Equip”, a Sla Strategy for Young Learners Based on a Longitudinal Study Case. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 3: 85-89. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.030320.


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