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Second Language Acquisition Overview - Chapter Summary
Gaining greater insight into second language acquisition is easy using this chapter's engaging video lessons. Our instructors offer in-depth examinations of interlanguage, the relationship between native language and second language acquisition and related concepts. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- List and describe the stages of language acquisition
- Showcase knowledge of second language acquisition in children
- Explain the role native language plays in the acquisition of a second language
- Discuss the characteristics and development of bilingualism
- Describe the formation and effects of interlanguage
- Differentiate between informal and formal language in language acquisition
Every lesson in this chapter is available as a video that averages eight minutes and a full transcript you can read online or print. This flexibility allows you to easily align your test preparations with your study preferences. Paired with each lesson is a multiple-choice quiz designed to assess your understanding of key concepts while gauging your progress through this chapter. Around-the-clock mobile access lets you to utilize these study tools whenever and wherever you desire!
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.
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.
3. 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.
4. Bilingualism: Characteristics & Development
Bilingualism is the norm, not the exception in the world. This lesson will talk about the characteristics of bilingualism and describe factors that influence the development of bilingualism.
5. Interlanguage: Definition, Formation & Effects
This lesson describes the four characteristics of interlanguage and the five factors in the interlanguage process, along with an example for each factor. It explains the process of fossilization and the importance of interlanguage to L2 teachers.
6. Informal vs. Formal Language in Language Acquisition
English language learners learn formally, through instruction, or informally. Which is best? This lesson identifies the differences between the two and discusses the benefits of each to help you understand best practices for language development.
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Other chapters within the OSAT English as a Second Language (CEOE) (077): Study Guide & Practice course
- Components of Language
- Teaching Components of Language for ELL
- Literacy Development Overview
- Factors Impacting Second Language Development
- Nature of Culture & Language
- Cross-Cultural Communication Basics
- The Role of Culture in Language Learning
- Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments
- Strategies for Teaching English Language Development
- Promoting Language Acquisition
- Overview of Teaching ELL Students
- Vocabulary Development & Instruction for ELL Students
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- ELL Reading Instruction Strategies
- ELL Instructional Methods for Writing
- Teaching Content-Area Knowledge & Skills to ELL Students
- Technology in ELL Instruction
- Using Assessments for ELL Students
- Assessment Planning for ELL Students
- Conducting & Interpreting ELL Assessments
- ESOL Laws & Rights
- Family & Community Involvement in Culturally Inclusive Education
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL
- Professional Development Organizations & Resources for ESOL Teachers