Ch 1: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Language Development

About This Chapter

Learn about language development in early childhood education in this chapter of the CEOE Early Childhood Education exam study guide. Video lesson and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about language development.

CEOE Early Childhood Education: Language Development - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter explore language acquisition, language learning in infants and toddlers, and language development in children. Also covered are bilingual education, stages of language development, and the effects of environment and culture on language development. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Language acquisition
  • Language learning in infants and toddlers
  • Language development in children
  • Bilingual education, immersion and multicultural education
  • Stages of language development
  • The nativist perspective and language development

Knowledgeable instructors walk you through each lesson, and are available to answer any questions you may have. Video lesson are short and engaging and make the material fun and interesting, and self-assessment quizzes ensure your full understanding and retention of the material.

Language Development - Chapter Objectives

The CEOE Early Childhood Education exam measures a student's knowledge of subject matter in accordance with Oklahoma educator licensure regulations. The exam measures child development, learning, and learning environment; communication, language, and literacy development; learning across the curriculum; and professional knowledge and responsibilities. The material covered in this Language Development chapter is tested in the communication, language, and literacy development portion of the CEOE exam, which comprises about 27% of the entire test. The exam includes 80 multiple-choice questions and one open-response questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: Language Development
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What Is Language?

1. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

2. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

3. Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

Language development is a long process, and there are many types of speech that babies take part in. This lesson explores language development and some key types of speech, including child-directed speech, syncretic speech, and telegraphic speech.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

4. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

5. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

6. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

7. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

8. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

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