Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Second language learning has continued to pose learning challenges to English as a Second Language Learner (ESL) learners in Nigeria. Many scholars have carried out various research works on the problems of language learning and have come out with various recommendations, but in spite of these efforts, the problems of learning to use a second language have persisted. As it is, many of the teachers of English are non – native speakers and secondly, the language is being learnt and used far away from its natural environment. Elugbe (2000) observes that non native speakers are not likely to have expertise in second language because only the native speaker can claim to have expertise and proficiency in his language, other users are only aspiring to reach the target of proficiency, especially in spoken English. This challenge is the focus of this paper.