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Promoting Language Acquisition - Chapter Summary
By studying these lessons, you can increase how much you know about promoting language acquisition. Our educators go over memorization techniques for use in the classroom and differences between implicit and explicit error correction in language instruction. This chapter can also help you better understand how to help students internalize the language they're learning. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready and able to do the following:
- Explain how to apply the meaningful interaction theory to your classroom
- Recall strategies that help students develop second language skills through social learning
- Discuss the use of metacognition to learn a second language in the classroom
- Detail how to break second language teaching into categories to help students learn rules
- Explain what 'rote memorization' in education means
- Provide details about how to effectively correct errors in language instruction
- Describe how teachers can give students relevant oral feedback in language instruction
The lessons in this chapter can help you better understand what's involved in promoting language acquisition. If you get stuck on a topic, you have the option of sending questions to our instructors. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as study worksheets.
1. Meaningful Interaction: Theory & Language Acquisition
Would you like to give your English learners the opportunity to practice the language in a spontaneous way? This lesson explores the theory of meaningful interaction so you can apply it in your classroom.
2. Social Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition
You want to be able to teach a second language to your students in a way that elicits active participation. This lesson describes some strategies you can apply so your students develop language skills through social learning.
3. Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language
Metacognitive skills are essential to the acquisition of a second language. In this lesson, we will explain how metacognition is used to enhance learning in the classroom.
4. Using Categories to Learn the Rules of a Second Language
In this lesson, you'll learn about one way to break second language teaching into categories in order to help students focus on and internalize the rules of the language they are learning.
5. Rote Memorization in Education: Definition & Techniques
In this lesson, learn what rote memorization is. Also, discover the different memorization techniques you can use in your classroom as well as examples of each.
6. Implicit vs. Explicit Error Correction in Language Instruction
In this lesson, we will discuss the correction of errors in language instruction. Correcting these errors can be explicit or implicit. We will explore what that means and how to use both methods effectively to improve language learning.
7. Providing Oral Feedback in Language Instruction
The ability to give effective feedback to students is a valuable skill. This lesson provides teachers with advice on how to give constructive and relevant oral feedback to students in a language instruction environment.
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Other chapters within the WEST-E English Language Learners (051): Study Guide & Practice course
- Applied Linguistics for ELL
- Language Acquisition for ELL
- Literacy Development Overview
- Factors Impacting Second Language Development
- Nature of Culture & Language
- How Cultural Differences Impact Students
- Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom
- Research-Based Practices for Teaching ELL
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- Basics of Teaching Writing Skills for ELL
- Promoting Content-Area Knowledge for ELL
- Using Assessments for ELL Students
- Assessment Planning for ELL Students
- Conducting & Interpreting ELL Assessments
- ESOL Legislation & Policy
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL
- Professional Development Organizations & Resources for ESOL Teachers
- WEST-E English Language Learners (051) Flashcards