ctel501 | Graduate
Language And Language Development
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Theories, Processes, and Stages of Second Language Acquisition
- Synthesize research on current theories and models of language acquisition.
- Explore how language can be acquired where speaking and writing are facilitated by listening and reading.
- Understand the cognitive and social strategies used in developing an additional language.
- Identify the characteristics of each stage in language acquisition and the proficiency levels of English language acquisition.
- Examine instructional strategies that strengthen oral language development.
- Identify factors that influence early literacy development.
- Examine theoretical perspectives and research on emergent literacy.
Cognitive, Linguistic, Physical, and Affective Factors Affecting Language Development
- Analyze cognitive, linguistic, and physical factors affecting second language acquisition.
- Analyze the integrated nature of cognitive and affective language development, including social, regional, and functional factors.
- Analyze affective factors that influence the acquisition of second languages.
- Examine pedagogical processes of affective factors for the instruction of English learners.
- Analyze how students’ home culture and language affect their affective factors for learning a second language.
- Understand how teacher expectations affect a learner’s second language acquisition.
Sociocultural Factors in the Classroom
- Analyze the sociocultural and political factors affecting development of additional languages.
- Compare and contrast each of the political and sociocultural factors that can affect learning an additional language.
- Explore the pedagogical implications of sociocultural and political factors for the instruction of English learners.
- Explain the various ways to create a culturally inclusive classroom.
- Explore sociocultural factors in the classroom, including stereotypes, attitudes, acculturation, and classroom culture.
- Describe aspects of English phonology that could interfere with communication for different language groups.
- Develop approaches to support students’ transfer from their first language to English that include an understanding of English phonemes.
- Identify speech sound patterns and strategies that help students avoid primary language interference.
- Identify student phonological skills that assist with fluent reading and writing.
- Develop strategies to determine English learners’ hindrances and needs associated with phonology.
- Analyze English Language Development (ELD) programs with a focus on phonology.
- Analyze English morphemes.
- Describe morphology and develop strategies to help English learners with language development.
- Identify student morphological skills that assist with fluent reading and writing.
- Develop strategies to determine English learners’ hindrances and needs associated with morphology.
- Analyze English Language Development (ELD) programs with a focus on morphology.
- Distinguish pragmatic features of both oral and written language that will guide the speaker’s choice for communicating style.
- Understand important pragmatic features of different communication settings in English.
- Analyze elements that affect a learner’s choice of pragmatic features.
- Develop strategies to determine English learners’ hindrances and needs associated with pragmatics.
Discourse Aspects of Language
- Analyze how sentences relate to one another to convey meaning, and analyze oral and written discourse for cohesion and coherence.
- Describe similarities and differences between language structures used in the spoken and written English language, including describing text structures of different genres for their language function.
- Develop strategies to promote English learners’ communicative competence using formal and informal discourse and verbal and nonverbal sociolinguistic competences.
- Evaluate English Language Development (ELD) programs related to formal and informal discourse and sociolinguistic competences.
Theories, Processes, and Stages of Language Acquisition for the English Learner
- Review the major theories of second language acquisition.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of English language development in alternative language services.
- Apply the nature and process of language acquisition to classroom instructional methods and materials.
- Compare and contrast the differences in language acquisition.
- Analyze the significance of understanding the contemporary theories of language acquisition.
- Explain the cognitive processes of language rules including memorization, categorization, generalization, and metacognition.
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