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How Language & Culture Interact in the Classroom - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Culture and language are topics that may be taught separately in a school curriculum. This chapter presents a general view of multiculturalism in relation to the student's ethnic background. For students with English not as their primary language, instructors need to consider alternative methods of teaching so that all students can comprehend the material.
This chapter's fun video lessons come with multiple tools to enhance your study sessions. Videos contain tags so that you can quickly navigate through major points. We also provide multiple-choice lesson quizzes and video transcripts. After viewing these lessons, you'll learn:
- The importance of multicultural education
- How children learn English as their second language
- The definition of immersion, bilingualism and multiculturalism
|Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education||Discover the ways that teachers use bilingual, multicultural and immersion forms of instruction in a second-language classroom.|
|How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English||Get an understanding of how children with different dialects use and understand English in the classroom.|
|Second Language Acquisition in Children||Study the ways that children learn a second language.|
1. 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.
2. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English
In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.
3. Second Language Acquisition in Children
This lesson explains the stages passed through on the road toward second language acquisition. It specifically focuses on children who are considered sequential second language learners.
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Other chapters within the Education 102: Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School course
- Learning Processes & Theories
- Instructional Approaches
- Language Acquisition in the Classroom
- Beyond Oral Language Acquisition
- Strategies for Teaching Reading
- Identifying & Understanding Words
- Constructing Meaning
- Vocabulary Development
- Writing Development
- Approaches to Literacy Instruction
- Classroom Management for Literacy Instruction
- Selecting Resources for Literacy Instruction
- Responding to Student Needs
- Collaborations Outside of School
- Evaluation & Assessments in Education