Ch 4: Language Development in Children

About This Chapter

Learn more about what influences language and literacy development in young children using the short lessons in this chapter. You can review this material for both academic and professional certification exams.

Language Development in Children - Chapter Summary

What are stages of language acquisition? Which factors affect language development in early childhood? What roles does culture play in language development? These are the kinds of topics you can expect to explore when you use this brief chapter.

Lessons contain detailed examples to support information about the factors and influences discussed throughout the chapter. Once you have completed your review, you should be able to do the following:

  • List the physical, environmental, social and cultural factors affecting language development
  • Explain how these factors influence language and literacy development
  • Identify patterns and stages of English language acquisition
  • Discuss the factors and challenges associated with second language acquisition
  • Understand details about L1 and L2 literacy development

Lessons are presented in either video or text format, both of which are easily accessible from any device 24/7. Transcripts are also printable, so you can create reference materials to use if you do not have access to any electronic device. Short self-assessment quizzes allow you to demonstrate what you have learned and identify any topics you might need to review again.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Language Development in Children
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Factors Influencing Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood

1. Factors Influencing Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood

There are many factors that can influence the development of both language and literacy in children between the ages of two and five. In this lesson, we'll discuss the difference between language and literacy as we explore the factors that influence the development of each.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

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.

Factors Affecting English Language Acquisition

3. 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.

Factors Affecting Second Language Acquisition

4. Factors Affecting Second Language Acquisition

Many factors impact second language acquisition. In this lesson, you will learn about some of the individual, academic, and sociopolitical forces acting on second language learners.

L1 & L2 Literacy Development

5. L1 & L2 Literacy Development

First and second language development both occur in stages with small hurdles along the way. This lesson looks closely at the development of both L1 and L2, as well as some of the challenges that language learners might face.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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