Ch 3: Language Acquisition in the Classroom

About This Chapter

Discover how language is acquired and used in the classroom. The following lessons are taught through engaging and short videos and by experienced instructors.

Language Acquisition in the Classroom - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Language is essential to communicating. In the classroom, students and teachers need to develop and use active and open methods of communication. The lessons attached explain the importance of such things as speech, culture, the environment and phonics and explain their relationships to language. Some of the topics covered in this chapter include:

  • The meaning of pragmatics
  • How to teach children about phonics
  • Ways toddlers learn language
  • How language is developed
  • Types of speech delays

Video Objective
What Is Language? Learn the fundamentals of how human language is formed and used in everyday life.
The Nativist Perspective and Language Development Understand the nativist theory and Noam Chomsky's influence.
Language Acquisition Find out the process that humans take in order to speak language; read about comprehension, learning, processing and speaking language.
Linguistics: Language Development in Children Explore the meaning and process of linguistics in children.
Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types Get an understanding of the meaning of language development and see developmental milestones.
Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers Examine terms like child-directed speech, telegraphic speech and syncretic speech as it relates to language in infants and toddlers.
Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language Learn about syntax and the periods of linguistic language development.
The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development Explore how culture and environment impact language development.
Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples Study the meaning and see examples of phoneme.
Phonemic Awareness: Definition & Activities See the meaning of phonemic and explore activities that encompass this system of language.
Phonological Development in Children: Stages, Lesson & Quiz Identify the process of a child's phonological growth.
Teaching Phonics in the Classroom Read about strategies for creatively teaching phonics to children.
What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples Learn the purpose of pragmatics and view examples.
How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge about Language Discover the ways that children get pragmatic knowledge using tools like prose and syntax.
Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types, Examples & Quiz Explore the types of speech delays in children and toddlers and find out how to spot them.
Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders Study the disorders and defects common in communication and speech disorders.

16 Lessons in Chapter 3: Language Acquisition in the Classroom
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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.

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.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

3. 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.

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.

Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

5. Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types

The development of language skills in young children is a multi-step process that is both fascinating and complex. Learn how language skills are formed, important milestones for language development and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

6. 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.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

7. 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

8. 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.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

9. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

10. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

11. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

12. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.

What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples

13. What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples

You use pragmatics on an everyday basis, but do you know how? Watch this video lesson to not only learn the meaning of pragmatics but also how you use it every day.

How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge about Language

14. How Children Acquire Pragmatic Knowledge about Language

After watching this video lesson, you will know how children learn to speak. See how children first associate words with objects, progress to sentences and abstract thoughts, and eventually learn the rules of grammar.

Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples

15. Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples

Did you know that over 7 percent of children in the United States have some type of speech delay? In this lesson, you'll learn more about the different types of speech delays from examples.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

16. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

In this lesson, we explore speech sound disorders, which include articulation deficits, phonological process disorder and fluency disorder. Also learn the characteristics of each of these disorders.

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