Informal vs. Formal Language in Language Acquisition


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What is formal language learning?

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1. Which is a non-formal method of language acquisition?

2. Which types of school feature instruction and/or conversation in a foreign language at least 50% of the day?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet pairing cover key concepts related to casual and formal language acquisition. Included are quiz questions based on language and how it is learned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Understand formal language learning
  • Identify a non formal language acquisition method
  • Name a school where students speak a foreign language 50% of the day
  • Recognize a language found in the school setting
  • Determine the most appropriate instruction for language acquisition

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz questions to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on casual and formal language acquisition
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about formal language learning in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how language is utilized in different school settings and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about how language is acquired, read the lesson named Informal vs. Formal Language in Language Acquisition. The lesson will adhere to the following study points:

  • Identify English language learners
  • Define informal language
  • Understand formal language
  • Compare and contrast these two types