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Native Language & Second Language Acquisition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In which of the following systems is direct translation encouraged?

Question 2 2. Some systems call for a widespread use of a student's native language. These types of systems emphasize _____.

Question 3 3. Fluent speaking is often most quickly achieved through systems that _____.

Question 4 4. How are students expected to learn the definitions of words in systems which do not allow for use of a student's native language?

Question 5 5. In which system will students sometimes respond to their teacher's native language questions by speaking in their second language?

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Question 6 6. The comprehensible output hypothesis argues that language is acquired when learners:

Question 7 7.

Emily, an ELL student, is speaking with James, a native English speaker. Here is their conversation:


James: ''Which apple do you want?''

Emily: ''I want the apple red.''

James: ''Here is the red apple.''

Emily: ''Thank you. I like red apples better.''


Which function explains why Emily was able to correct her mistake?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a benefit for ELL students working in cooperative learning teams?

Question 9 9. The _____ describes when ELL students speak a sentence to test whether it is correct.

Question 10 10. The _____ describes when the language learner realizes there is a gap between what he or she wants to say and is able to say.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is not a type of supplemental material that would help ELL students during reading instruction?

Question 12 12. How can a teacher provide comprehensible input during reading instruction?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is not an example of comprehensible input?

Question 14 14. You have a new student in your Language Arts middle school classroom. She speaks Native Hungarian and has very little English fluency. On her first day, you assign her a writing prompt: Write a few sentences about yourself. Which of the following strategies would provide your new student with the best type of comprehensible input for this writing assignment?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of the teaching strategy Total Physical Response?

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Question 16 16. What is language transfer?

Question 17 17. What is negative language transfer?

Question 18 18. What is an example of positive language transfer?

Question 19 19. In which instance is negative language transfer likely to occur?

Question 20 20. How can instructors use their knowledge of negative language transfer to benefit their students?

Native Language & Second Language Acquisition Chapter Exam Instructions

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