THE CUNY LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM (CLIP) 2
A vast majority of second language learners face a myriad ofemotional and psychology barriers. It is evident that these studentsare unable to effectively communicate with their peers and theirteachers. In other words, these students are unable to expressthemselves efficiently before other people. As a consequence, a vastmajority of them have developed fear and anxiety. This is attributedto the fact these second language learners fear to be ridiculed bynative English speakers. It is also evident that these studentssometimes are face with the psychological barrier of shame. They areuncomfortable and shameful when talking before the native Englishspeakers to aspects such as their pronunciation of words and theiraccent.
It is also imperative to note that the second language learners findit difficult to adjust to the sudden change in language development.Second language learners have been identified as expression the fearof rejection, judgment and critique. These learners fear that thenative English speakers will judge them or reject them as a result oftheir language. The aspect of being a second language learner and notbeing able to effectively communicate with peers and teachers hasmade a vast majority of these learners to develop the psychologicalbarrier of low self-esteem. This has made these students to isolatethemselves and live in seclusion while at school. This is a strategythat is aimed at avoiding any form of communication with otherstudents.
The fear, shame, anxiety and difficulty in adjusting are allencompassed on the central point of failure. The second languagelearners have the fear of failing in their studies hence they developthese emotional and psychological barriers.