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CSET English Subtest II: Language Development - Chapter Summary
Influences on language development and the stages involved in this process are covered in the video lessons in this chapter. Each lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz that you can use before and after watching the video lessons to test your knowledge of this subject. Video lessons in this chapter cover:
- Pre-linguistic and symbolic language stages
- Environmental and cultural effects on language development
- Nativist perspective
- Language defined
- Acquisition of language
- First and second language development
- Academic literacy development
CSET English Subtest II: Objectives
Aspiring English teachers in California will need to pass the CSET English subject exam, which consists of four subtests. Subtest II is composed of 50 multiple-choice questions focused on the content areas of language, linguistics and literacy. You'll be expected to know about academic literacy development techniques, such as semantic mapping, cohesion analysis and word analogies. You might also be tested on second language development, including the influences of the first language in that process. The impact of cognitive, cultural and social influences on language development is also included in this subtest.
The video lessons in this chapter can help you understand these concepts. You'll also find self-assessment quizzes that can be used to measure your preparedness for the English Subtest II.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution
Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.
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