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Native Language & Second Language Acquisition - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors provide an overview of the connections between native language and second language acquisition. Work through the chapter's short and informative lessons to review topics related to language transfer, the second language acquisition process and comprehensible input/output for English language learners. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the role that native language plays in the acquisition of a second language
- Describe the effects of language transfer
- Use comprehensible input and output for ELL students
At the conclusion of each lesson, you'll find a short quiz. Take the quiz to make sure you fully understand the most important terms and concepts from the lesson. You can also take the chapter exam to further reinforce your knowledge. Additionally, the chapter includes an Ask the Expert feature that allows you to submit relevant questions. You can use your Internet-connected devices to study, and the chapter is available 24/7.
1. 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.
2. Language Transfer: Definition, Types & Effects
This lesson defines and describes language transfer and differentiates between positive and negative transfer. It also describes how language transfer affects learners' ability to acquire a second language.
3. Comprehensible Input for ELL Students
In this lesson, you will learn about using comprehensible input, or how to present information in a way that is easier for ELL students to understand.
4. Comprehensible Output for ELL Students
There are many popular theories about second language acquisition. In this lesson, you'll learn about the comprehensible output hypothesis and research-based strategies to develop ELL students' communication skills.
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- Linguistic Development
- Components of Language Structure & Development
- Language Functions & Variation for ESL
- Language Discourse Use & Analysis
- Overview of First & Second Language Acquisition
- ESOL Instructional Models & Methods
- Factors Affecting Language Development
- Cognitive Processes in Language Learning
- Applied English Language Linguistics
- Social & Academic Language Development
- Teaching Content Area Vocabulary
- Literacy Development Overview
- Literacy Instruction
- English Language Development Instruction
- Cultural Concepts & Perspectives in Education
- Cultural Contact in the Classroom
- Intercultural Communication
- Creating Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments
- Family & Community Involvement in Culturally Inclusive Education
- Programs & Requirements for English Learners in California
- California State Standards & Assessments
- Assessment Planning for ELL Students
- Overview of Classroom Assessments for ELL
- Conducting & Interpreting ELL Assessments
- School & Organizational Support for Teachers
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