Ch 2: Second-Language Acquisition & Instructional Methods

About This Chapter

Broaden your range of teaching methodologies using our lessons on second-language acquisition and instruction. Our lessons provide valuable tips that you can directly use in your classroom.

Help your students acquire a second language using the strategies outlined in these lessons. It is not easy to learn a second language, but with the help of these lessons the process can be more manageable for teachers. You will study the following in this chapter:

  • Language acquisition
  • Process of learning a new language
  • Metacognitive skills in language acquisition
  • Bilingual education
  • Content-based instruction for learning a new language
  • Differences between content-based instruction and the English for academic purposes method

Use the quizzes at the end of each lesson and the chapter test to reinforce what you have gained from these quick and informative lessons. The dashboard function allows you to keep track of the progress you have made through the chapter.

How It Helps

  • Application of numerous skills: When you go through this chapter, you will study different skills that can be applied to language acquisition instruction.
  • Promote diversity: By teaching children a second language, you are promoting diversity and cultural awareness.
  • Supports established skills: When learning a second language, students will enhance reading and writing skills that have already been established.

Skills Covered

When you have completed this chapter, you will:

  • Comprehend what language acquisition is and the stages present
  • Discover the process that students go through when learning a second language
  • Understand different skills and techniques that have been proven effective in acquiring a new language

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Second-Language Acquisition & Instructional Methods
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What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

1. 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.

The Process of Learning a Second Language

2. 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.

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.

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.

Benefits of Content-Based Instruction for Foreign Languages

5. Benefits of Content-Based Instruction for Foreign Languages

Are you looking for a better understanding of the benefits of content-based instruction for foreign languages? This lesson first reviews the nature of this instructional approach, and then describes the benefits associated with the approach.

Content-Based Instruction vs. English for Academic Purposes

6. Content-Based Instruction vs. English for Academic Purposes

Content-Based Instruction and English for Academic Purposes are two approaches to teaching a second language. This lesson compares and contrasts the two approaches and provides examples for real life implementation.

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