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Factors Impacting Second Language Development - Chapter Summary
In this ELL instruction chapter, you'll explore several factors that can impact students' process of learning a second language. As you work through these simple lessons that are taught by expert instructors, you'll see how second language learning is affected by environment, culture, personal experience, social issues and more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Recognize factors that affect the acquisition of the English language
- Describe the effects that socioeconomic status and education can have on language
- Explain how language development is affected by environment and culture
- Discuss social and personal factors related to the development of a second language
- Evaluate social and political issues surrounding second language learning
- Advance learning in students by using their native languages
Accompanying each lesson is a short quiz that's designed to reinforce key concepts and definitions. If you have any questions along the way, you can submit them to our experts online. The chapter's online format makes it easy to study, and if you want to review the lessons offline, simply print the accompanying transcripts.
1. Factors Affecting English Language Acquisition
English language acquisition is an involved and complex process. This lesson provides teachers with an overview of how to identify and relate to the patterns and stages of language acquisition.
2. The Effects of Education & Socioeconomic Status on Language
If you are interested in learning more about how language works, you might wonder what factors can influence language acquisition and use. This lesson focuses on the impact of education and socioeconomic status on language.
3. 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.
4. Personal & Social Factors in Second Language Development
Personal and social factors play an important role in the development of a second language, and, in this lesson, you'll learn about some of these factors.
5. Political & Social Issues in Second Language Learning
Learning a second language by itself is a big challenge for students; additional social and political issues can have an additional impact on students. This lesson explores those issues.
6. Using Students' Native Language for Advanced Learning
In this lesson, you will learn how to use a student's native language for advanced learning with your English Language Learners, including activities to use prior to and during learning.
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Other chapters within the WEST-E English Language Learners (051): Study Guide & Practice course
- Applied Linguistics for ELL
- Language Acquisition for ELL
- Promoting Language Acquisition
- Literacy Development Overview
- Nature of Culture & Language
- How Cultural Differences Impact Students
- Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom
- Research-Based Practices for Teaching ELL
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- Basics of Teaching Writing Skills for ELL
- Promoting Content-Area Knowledge for ELL
- Using Assessments for ELL Students
- Assessment Planning for ELL Students
- Conducting & Interpreting ELL Assessments
- ESOL Legislation & Policy
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL
- Professional Development Organizations & Resources for ESOL Teachers
- WEST-E English Language Learners (051) Flashcards