English as a Second Language in the Classroom: Acquisition & Development


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Which of these forms of communication best characterizes the first stage of language acquisition, pre-production?

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1. Is it important to provide multiple corrections when a student is in the first two stages of language acquisition?

2. If a student can understand oral instructions but not idioms or jokes, he or she is what stage of language development?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo makes it easy to test how well you know English as a second language in school. Our quiz questions will ask you about the terms and principles about this topic so you can know if you need to do something to increase your knowledge base.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will consult your understanding of:

  • Pre-production stage of language acquisition
  • The role of excessive corrections in the first two stages of language acquisition
  • Timeline for transition through stages
  • Major changes that occur during stages of language instruction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice skills like the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on English as a second language in school
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding how long it takes to move through the stages of language acquisition and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of the stages of learning a new language

Additional Learning

To review more information about this topic, read through the brief lesson titled English as a Second Language in the Classroom: Acquisition & Development. The lesson covers:

  • Looking at how learning first your first language differs from learning a second language
  • Examining the helpfulness of trying to stimulate the native learning environment
  • Seeing how second language learning might differ for introverts as opposed to extroverts