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Ch 3: Influences on Language Development for ESL Students

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Influences on Language Development for ESL Students - Chapter Summary

These lessons are a quick and easy way to get up to speed on language development influences for ESL students. You'll review the social and historical influences on language development and acquisition, as well as the nativist perspective on language development. You can also take a look at the role of native language in second language acquisition. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Outline the effects of culture and environment on language development
  • Detail the social and personal factors that shape second language development
  • Explain sociocultural influences on English language learners
  • Discuss the effects socialization, culture and culture shock have on education
  • Define cultural competence as it's used in education
  • Identify the impact culture has on interpersonal communication
  • Explain the role of culture in nonverbal communication

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10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Influences on Language Development for ESL Students
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Historical & Social Influences on Language Acquisition & Development

1. Historical & Social Influences on Language Acquisition & Development

It's pretty amazing that children are able to learn language so quickly without prior knowledge. How we acquire and develop language is something that fascinates researchers, and in this lesson we will examine some of the influences on this process.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

2. 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.

The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

3. The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

In this lesson we explore the various schools of thought surrounding the use of native language in second-language education, ranging from using it often to not using it at all.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

4. 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.

Personal & Social Factors in Second Language Development

5. 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.

Sociocultural Influences on ELL Students

6. Sociocultural Influences on ELL Students

This lesson explores the different sociocultural factors that can positively or negatively influence ELL students. Along with a brief analysis of each factor, this lesson provides you with some recommendations when dealing with specific types of ELL students.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

7. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

Cultural Competence in Education

8. Cultural Competence in Education

We live and work in diverse societies, where no man is an island. As a result, cultural competence is of increasing importance to educators. In this lesson, we will look at the meaning of cultural competence, how we define culture, and how educators can ensure that they are acting in culturally competent and culturally sensitive ways in their classrooms.

Culture's Impact on Interpersonal Communication

9. Culture's Impact on Interpersonal Communication

In this lesson, explore different cultural styles of communication and discover what it means to study communication through culture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Role of Culture in Nonverbal Communication

10. The Role of Culture in Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication is a large part of most conversations, but gestures and other nonverbal cues can mean different things in different cultures. In this lesson, we'll examine the role of culture in nonverbal communication.

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