Factors Impacting Second Language Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Brandon is a toddler whose vocabulary consists of labels, such as 'doggie' for all four-legged animals and 'ball' for anything round. His neighbor Cara, who is a few months older, says 'thank you' when given something, and 'good doggie' when she sees the family pet respond to a command.


Brandon exhibits the _____ language style, while Cara is developing _____ language.

Question 2 2. Every time young Haley says the word 'teddy,' she is given her favorite stuffed bear, which reinforces her understanding and continued use of the word for getting the toy. According to behaviorist theory, this is an example of:

Question 3 3. When baby Terrell says 'wa-wa-wa' and points to a cup, his mother responds with 'you want water,' and reinforces his learning by giving him a drink of water. This is an example of the _____ perspective of language development.

Question 4 4. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

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Question 6 6. People can alter their language outcome by accessing better _____ over their life span.

Question 7 7. What does socioeconomic status refer to in part?

Question 8 8. What describes the relationship between language outcomes for those with disabilities and socioeconomic status?

Question 9 9. Which of the following refers to how language is learned in the first place?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is most profoundly impacted by the socioeconomic factors that influence our exposure to words in early childhood?

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Question 11 11. A city or town that has an open mind toward new immigrants and makes them feel welcome can impact those immigrants when it comes to language learning for which of the following reasons?

Question 12 12. The following is an aspect of educational policy that does NOT necessarily impact second language learning in a positive way:

Question 13 13. Political and social factors can have an impact on second language learning. The effect on language learners tends to be mostly _____.

Question 14 14. When might a community have a negative effect on a student's ability to learn a second language?

Question 15 15. The following is an example of an attitude that shows a specific school has a structure that integrates language learners in the community. Choose the best answer.

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Question 16 16. Why are flexible lesson plans important?

Question 17 17. What should teacher expectations be based on for English language acquisition?

Question 18 18. Why should advanced students be provided with additional learning outlets and opportunities?

Question 19 19. Why are previous academic achievements not always a good indicator of successful English language acquisition?

Question 20 20. Is a student's level of literacy a good indication of their ability to use English?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT true about second language development?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is true about age as a factor in second language development?

Question 23 23. What is typically the strongest factor in second language development?

Question 24 24. What two social/personal factors are most closely linked?

Question 25 25. How might you best address learning styles in a classroom setting?

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Question 26 26. How can using an ELL student's native language promote learning?

Question 27 27. Which learning strategy allows English Language Learners to use both drawings and words or phrases in their native language to communicate concepts?

Question 28 28. _____ activities that include English Language Learners explaining new concepts in their native language is one strategy for using the home language in the classroom.

Question 29 29. What is a native language method for preteaching vocabulary?

Question 30 30. Which scenario depicts a teacher of English Language Learners using native language strategies to introduce content area information?

Factors Impacting Second Language Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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