The Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Learning

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This brief introduction to the Sociocultural Theory in language learning presents the main tenets of the theory as well as their relevance to the task of second language learning. Unlike other theories of language learning, this theory gives considerable weight to the society and culture of the language learner, and thus views the language learning task as a result of the interaction between the social, cultural, and individual aspects of the language learner. It also provides findings of a number of studies conducted to investigate the applicability of the theory and its principles to language learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalOman Journal of ELT
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Sociocultural theory, Second language acquisition


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