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Ch 14: Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development

About This Chapter

Learn about language acquisition and development through video lessons. Assess your progress with quizzes covering topics found in the Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis examination.

Praxis English: Language Acquisition and Development - Chapter Summary

Use our fast and flexible video lessons to refresh and update your knowledge of how language is acquired and develops in young minds. Use the videos to prepare for related questions on the exam. In this chapter, you'll learn about:

  • Bilingual and multicultural education and immersion
  • Environment and culture's affect on language development
  • Social and historical influences of language acquisition and development
  • Language development in children
  • Principles of learning a second language
  • Pre-linguistic and symbolic language stages of language development
  • The nativist perspective

With video lessons that use clear language and examples you can relate to, we can help make learning about language acquisition simple and enjoyable. Lessons are followed by self-assessment quizzes that you can use to make sure you understand the material. These quizzes also provide an early look at the types and format of questions you'll see on the exam.

Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Chapter Objectives

The Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam assesses your ability to read and interpret literary and informational texts, use standard English and vocabulary appropriately and write, listen to and speak English in order to measure your readiness for teacher licensing in English. Language acquisition and development concepts are tested in the language use and vocabulary category of the exam, which has about 33 multiple-choice questions. Total questions on the exam include 130 multiple-choice and two selected-response questions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development
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Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

1. 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.

What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

2. What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

How do non-speaking infants become vocal toddlers? Is learning language a natural event, or are we taught how to speak from those around us? Read on to discover theories on how we develop language and learn to communicate.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

3. 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.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

4. 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.

Historical & Social Influences on Language Acquisition & Development

5. 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.

English as a Second Language in the Classroom: Acquisition & Development

6. English as a Second Language in the Classroom: Acquisition & Development

Learning a second language can be very difficult and can put students behind on their regular education. In this lesson, explore the stages of language acquisition and discover tricks to help students develop English as a second language.

What Is Language?

7. 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.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

8. 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

9. 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.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

10. 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.

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