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Ch 3: Promoting Language Acquisition

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Make learning easier with these lessons on promoting language acquisition that cover metacognition skills, rote memorization in education, and more. The short lessons and quizzes in this chapter are a quick and easy way to get ready for an upcoming exam or class discussion.

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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Promoting Language Acquisition
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Meaningful Interaction: Theory & Language Acquisition

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.

Social Learning Strategies in Second Language Acquisition

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.

Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language

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.

Using Categories to Learn the Rules of a Second Language

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.

Rote Memorization in Education: Definition & Techniques

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.

Implicit vs. Explicit Error Correction in Language Instruction

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.

Providing Oral Feedback in Language Instruction

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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