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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2022, 4(9); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2022.040905.

On the Influence of Individual Differences on the Second Language Acquisition of Middle School Students and Its Teaching Implications


Zhang Xue

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Zhang Xue

China West Normal University, Nanchong, China


For every middle school student, English learning is very indispensable. The New National Middle School English curriculum standard requires teachers to face all students, carry out quality education, take students as the center and respect individual differences. However, in the actual middle schools English Teaching, the teacher’s teaching and teaching requirements and objectives often run counter to each other. For example, the limitation of native language, the lack of interest and motivation of students. Therefore, how to improve the quality of middle school English teaching and develop students’ personality has aroused the author’s thinking. The first part of this paper reveals the current situation of middle school English learning in China. Then, it analyzes the reasons for these phenomena. In addition, it introduces different types of individual differences and points out the influence of different kinds of individual differences on the speed and order of SLA. At last, the paper introduces the enlightenment of individual differences to teachers and students. It is hoped that the writing of this paper can cultivate students’ interest in English learning, improve the quality of English teaching and promote the development of students’ personality.


second language acquisition; middle school English learning; individual differences; enlightenment

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Zhang Xue. On the Influence of Individual Differences on the Second Language Acquisition of Middle School Students and Its Teaching Implications. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 9: 25-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2022.040905.


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