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Principles of Language Acquisition & Development for ESL Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Phrases and sentences, where the first letter of each word reflects the order of something, are called:

Question 2 2. Which of the following BEST describes the difference between rote memorization and meaningful learning?

Question 3 3. How do children learn syntax?

Question 4 4. Leo is in the two-word period of linguistic development. He's able to say short phrases like 'play dog' and 'food mommy'. What likely age is Leo?

Question 5 5. Sequential second language learners are _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of these stages includes near native speaking ability?

Question 7 7. Which of the following would be involved in controlling the learning process?

Question 8 8. What is metacognition?

Question 9 9. What factors have been accepted as significant in the formation of interlanguage?

Question 10 10. What are the four characteristics of interlanguage?

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Question 11 11. The _____ function in code switching helps students fill in the blanks for an unknown English word or phrase by replacing it with the same word or phrase in their own language.

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements about code-switching is FALSE?

Question 13 13. Juan is a Mexican student who is beginning school in the United States in the third grade. Juan is probably at the _____ English language proficiency level.

Question 14 14. Which of the following expression is NOT likely to be present in a social conversation between friends?

Question 15 15. How can instructors use their knowledge of negative language transfer to benefit their students?

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Question 16 16. What is language transfer?

Question 17 17. The six ELL proficiency levels:

Question 18 18. ELL proficiency levels:

Question 19 19. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 20 20. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

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Question 21 21. Luis and Steve are working together in a science class at an English-speaking school. Luis is originally from Costa Rica and he is a bit behind Steve because his English is limited. Despite this difference, Luis and Steve have all the following in common, EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Timmy is a one-year old who has started trying to say short words. The following is NOT an aspect of Timmy's acquisition of English as his first language:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of a fluency disorder?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of a phonological process disorder?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is true about implicit teaching activities?

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Question 26 26. What part of Krashen's theory of second language teaching does implicit instruction correspond to?

Question 27 27. Language acquisition

Question 28 28. Noam Chomsky argues that babies acquire language

Question 29 29. When is communication context embedded?

Question 30 30. What does basic interpersonal communication system (BICS) describe?

Principles of Language Acquisition & Development for ESL Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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