Language Transfer: Definition, Types & Effects


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In which instance is negative language transfer likely to occur?

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1. What is language transfer?

2. What is negative language transfer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about language transfer and its effects. Answer quiz questions on key topics like a situation where negative language transfer might occur and the definition of language transfer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these points:

  • Explanation of negative language transfer
  • Positive language transfer example
  • How teachers can employ their understanding of negative language transfer

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define language transfer and negative language transfer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of positive language transfer and the way a teacher can use their knowledge of negative language transfer to their students' advantage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way negative language transfer might happen

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more with the lesson called Language Transfer: Definition, Types & Effects. These key areas will be discussed:

  • Things that can be transferred through language
  • Overview of language transfer types
  • Underdifferentiation, calques and simplification
  • The impacts of positive and negative language transfer