Relationship between Social Context and L2 Learning of EFL Students in Tertiary Level

Silvia Morales


This research analyzed the influence of socioeconomic variables in the L2 learning in beginner students of level one in a language center in a public university in Babahoyo. In addition, variables such as parents’ level of education and home environment are analyzed in order to determine the relationship between these variables with L2 learning. Regarding the results, socioeconomic status affects pronunciation of students. Moreover, the influence of the critical period of hypothesis tends to be reduced in L2 learners if the kind of teaching procedure is appropriate to their needs.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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