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Ch 6: Second Language Acquisition in ELL Classrooms

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Use this chapter on second language acquisition in ELL classrooms to boost your confidence prior to taking an exam or getting through a challenging assignment. The concise, mobile-friendly lessons and self-assessment quizzes are written by expert instructors.

Second Language Acquisition in ELL Classrooms - Chapter Summary

This interesting chapter covers second language acquisition in English language learner classrooms. We've covered subjects such as the process of learning a second language and second language acquisition in children in these lessons. After working through this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the acquisition of English as a second language in the classroom
  • Outline the personal and social factors in second language development
  • Identify the role of native language in second language acquisition
  • Define code-switching with examples
  • Discuss the application of the linguistic interdependence hypothesis
  • Explain the factors affecting English language acquisition
  • Explore the metacognitive skills used in learning a second language

You can take your time as you complete this chapter, going back as much as needed to review these topics again. Submit any questions that come up along the way to one of our instructors through the Dashboard. The quizzes that follow the lessons and the test that can be taken when you finish the chapter are also great ways to clarify any challenging topics.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Second Language Acquisition in ELL Classrooms
The Process of Learning a Second Language

1. The Process of Learning a Second Language

In this lesson, the five-step process of learning a second language is listed and described extensively. In addition, the length of time that it takes to go through each stage is presented.

Second Language Acquisition in Children

2. Second Language Acquisition in Children

This lesson explains the stages passed through on the road toward second language acquisition. It specifically focuses on children who are considered sequential second language learners.

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

3. 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.

Personal & Social Factors in Second Language Development

4. Personal & Social Factors in Second Language Development

Personal and social factors play an important role in the development of a second language, and, in this lesson, you'll learn about some of these factors.

The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

5. 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.

Code-Switching: Definition & Examples

6. Code-Switching: Definition & Examples

When you mix words and phrases from two languages or dialects, or mix standard and specialized vocabulary, you are __code-switching__. You can code-switch to emphasize membership in a social, economic, regional, ethnic or religious group, for example.

Factors Affecting English Language Acquisition

7. 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.

Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language

8. 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.

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