… Second-language acquisition (SLA), second-language learning or L2 (language 2) acquisition, is the process by which people learn a second language. A child can learn languages which are spoken by their parents. vqH��s�s�s�p��4��a�.���I�I����k�_�4�ܙܘJ��}�y�r�zs��)K5���:0� 6%ݲ���lE&v Phone Figure 2.1 summarizes the five stages of language acquisition and shows some appropriate prompts and sample questions to use for each stage of second language acquisition. The Role of the First Language in Second Language Acquisition 64 6. English language learners at all stages of acquisition should be asked questions at all levels of thinking. When they are interested in learning a language and they see meaningful connections to their lives, they begin to take risks to produce language, which helps them to acquire it f… The 10 Characteristics Of A ‘Good Language Learner’ Learning a second language has a lot in common with learning to play an instrument or sport. The student has a near-native level of speech. Another reason for all teachers to gain insights into their students' stages of second language acquisition is to meet the requirements of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, which requires ELLs to progress in their content knowledge and in their English language proficiency. We want to challenge their thinking and speaking abilities. We recommend that teachers ask frequent questions throughout their lessons, as doing so lets ELLs practice their new language and helps teachers assess how much of the content the ELLs understand. Of course, questions should be tailored to each ELL's level of second language acquisition. Alexandria, VA 22311-1714. 0000001635 00000 n Over time learners, musicians and athletes receive feedback, refine … 0000005522 00000 n As you can see from Figure 2.1, it is OK to ask Preproduction students "Where is …?" To ensure that the student is being challenged and pushed to the next level, it is important to once in a while ask questions from the next level as well. Asking the tiered questions that accompany the stages of acquisition is one way to help students move to the next stage. CALP is Cognitive Academic Language Pr… However, this is not the case. How quickly students progress through the stages depends on many factors, including level of formal education, family background, and length of time spent in the country. 1703 North Beauregard St. Anyone who has been around children who are learning to talk knows that the process happens in stages—first understanding, then one-word utterances, then two-word phrases, and so on. If time allows, add two more teacher strategies to each stage. 0000001502 00000 n This stage is controversial among language educators. What distinguishes low-level questions from high-level ones? trailer You may ask yourself, "How can I possibly ask a Preproduction or Early Production student a high-level question if the most that student can do is point or give a one-word response?" critical reviews or articles—may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, 101 0 obj <> endobj Second-language acquisition assumes knowledge in a first language and encompasses the process an individual goes through as he or she learns the elements of a new language, such as vocabulary, phonological components, grammatical structures, and writing systems. FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 2. While they may engage in self-talk, they don’t normally speak the language with any fluency or real understanding. Questions requiring phrase or short-sentence answers, Questions requiring more than a sentence response. Instead, Lomba sta… Tiered Questions. BICSare Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills; these are the "surface" skills oflistening and speaking which are typically acquired quickly by many students; particularlyby those from language backgrounds similar to English who spend a lot of their school timeinteracting with native speakers. Students acquiring a second language progress through five predictable stages. 0000007921 00000 n Alexandria, VA 22311-1714. questions—that is, questions that require a pointing, drawing, or circling response. The natural order hypothesis 12 (a) Transitional forms 14 3. Acquiring language is an unconscious process, whereas learning a second language is a conscious one (Krashen, 1982). Here are some theories on the matter: THE EDUCATION OF SPECIAL NEEDS groups has received increased attention worldwide in the past few decades (UNESCO, 1994; United Nations, 2007), but only recently have second language acquisition (SLA) researchers started to think about them as language learners and language users who are active participants in shaping the multilingual discourse community of our globalized world. By knowing the stages of language acquisition and stage-appropriate questions, you can engage students at the correct level of discourse. Characteristics of Optimal Input for Second Language Acquisition. Weve found that a contextual, theme-based curriculum can help get students more excited to dive into language learning. <<70FA7C26FCD39446894D2E8D6A92FDB7>]>> Various research has been conducted into this phenomenon which has resulted in a number of hypotheses concerning the possible cause thereof. When a child understands the importance of understanding a language and can see how it directly applies to their life, they learn faster. Similarities between First and Second Language Acquisition 2.1 Developmental Sequences Researchers have carried out numerous studies to understand the nature of first and second language acquisition. The Monitor hypothesis 15 (a) Individual variation in Monitor use 18 4. It is important that you tie instruction for each student to his or her particular stage of language acquisition. Copyright © 2008 by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). This knowledge base will be based on research-grounded theories of second language acquisition. What are the implications of the stages for mainstream instruction? Slide 1: The topic for this training session is Second Language Acquisition. The basic principles of language acquisition should be on building self-confidence, introducing English language with ease, building vocabulary and developing the … As Figure 2.3 shows, the levels of thinking and the stages of second language acquisition should operate more as axes than in side-by-side alignment. They all require frequent practice and sustained effort. Abstract This paper is an attempt to shed light on the notion of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in general, and the characteristic features of optimal input that accelerate the process of L2 acquisition in particular. MISSION: ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. 0000010076 00000 n Second-language acquisition is also the scientific discipline devoted to studying that process. You can use tiered questions to include all ELLs in whole-class activities or one on one to check comprehension or content learning. All rights reserved. It is OK to sometimes ask these students questions requiring a multiple-sentence response, but it is not OK to ask them questions requiring a pointing or one-word response. The Domain of the Conscious Grammar: The Morpheme Studies 51 5. 0000004981 00000 n 0000004658 00000 n When learning a second language, students must learn about its structure and appropriate use. Learn more about our permissions policy and submit your request online. How would you engage students across all stages of second language acquisition at all levels of thinking? ASCD respects intellectual property rights and adheres to the laws governing them. This lesson describes the four characteristics of interlanguage and the five factors in the interlanguage process, along with an example for each factor. Appendix 1 shows an actual matrix using both the levels of thinking and the stages of second language acquisition. 0000009168 00000 n Gardner’s Socio-educational Model of Second Language acquisition Gardner’s Socio-educational Model of Second Language Acquisition, according to Gu (2009) is the first and most influential theory of motivation in the area of L2 motivation research. Research shows that high levels of student engagement are "a robust predictor … Do not mistake an ELL's limited output for an inability to think abstractly. 0000009117 00000 n II. 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