‘Impediments in Language Learning’ by V. Radhika


Impediment means obstacle or hindrance. A disability or obstruction is also possible in learning a language too. Listening impediment, speaking impediment, reading impediment, and writing impediment are very common among the learners in any language in general and in learning a foreign language in particular. Learning impediments may occur because of barriers may be many. Why does the barrier come in the process of learning a foreign language? What are the reasons? How can be these impediments overcome? The paper attempts to provide solid proof for impediments and suitable solutions to overcome it.

Index Terms: Learning impediments, speaking impediments, barriers in learning, hindrance, interference.

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