Second Language Acquisition in Children


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Sequential second language learners are _____.

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1. During language pre-production, a child will usually _____.

2. During early production, students will use _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks your understanding of the stages of learning a child goes through in learning a second language. You'll review common terminology and the skills children are able to express in each stage of learning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers a review of what you know about:

  • What sequential second language learners are
  • How a child participates in the pre-production stage
  • The student's ability in the early production phase
  • What learners will have in the speech emergence stage

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what a sequential second language learner is
  • Knowledge application - check that you know and can answer a question about the skills a student has in the early production phase
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read which stage includes near native speaking ability and were able to interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You will find a more comprehensive review of this topic in the accompanying lesson, Second Language Acquisition in Children. This lesson offers deeper insight into:

  • The stage that includes parroting words
  • The general amount of time a child is in early production
  • How the number of vocabulary words grows with each stage
  • The stage where students can start forming their own sentences and responses
  • The length of time it can take to reach the last stage