The Role of Discourse in Language Development


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What is the main focus of discourse?

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1. In the context of Stephen Krashen's theory, how does discourse aid language development?

2. Which of the following is an example of a communication strategy?

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What is the role of discourse in language development? You can assess your knowledge of this role and the main focus of discourse by using the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your comprehension of:

  • An example of a communication strategy
  • Discourse in a classroom setting
  • The main focus of discourse
  • How discourse aids language development in the context of Krashen's theory
  • A benefit of using discourse-based activities in a classroom

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of discourse to explain its role in language development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about communication strategies to recognize an example of one
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on discourse and language development

Additional Learning

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  • Types of instruction
  • What learning is a product of
  • Why discourse is useful