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The influence that social networks have on the acquisition of a second language (L2) has not been investigated as extensively as the influence that classroom instruction has. Yet, throughout the world, people acquire L2s without ever setting foot in a classroom. In this paper, we investigate the social network of Author 1 in her attempt to acquire Korean while teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in South Korea. The analysis revolves around four people in her social network. The interactions that she had with these individuals allow us to investigate any putative correlation that may exist between social network analysis (SNA), the Input Hypothesis (IH), and the development of proficiency in an L2.



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