Schumann’s Acculturation Model

Schumann’s Acculturation Model The Acculturation Model was developed by John H. Schumann in 1978. It is model of second language acquisition, which is based on the social psychology of acculturation. This model holds that there are social and psychological variables that combine into a single one, acculturation. Learners learn the target language while they acculturate the group of the target language. Therefore, the social distance factor matters a lot in this model or view of second language acquisition. According to this model, the more a person is in proximity with the culture of the target language the more he/she will be likely to be proficient in that target language. Similarly, if a person has less contact with the culture of the target language, he/she is less likely able to be pr...[Read More]