Language Acquisition Factors
The most effective strategies, approaches, and methods for teaching ELLs are supported by language acquisition theories. English language acquisition can be promoted by understanding language as an interconnected system and by integrating the discourse and rhetorical features of ELLs within instruction.
Each scenario in the “Language Acquisition Factors: Scenarios I and II” includes factors that affect language acquisition. Think of the language factors present for each student.
Write a 250-500 word analysis for each scenario that addresses the following questions:
- 1. Based on the native language and the assets that this student brings to the classroom, which language acquisition theory or theories (behaviorist theory, nativist theory, social interactionist theory, cognitive theory, etc.) should inform the instructional practices for this student and why?
2. Which elements of language (phonetics, phonology, morphology, lexicon, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics), as they relate to verbal and written expressions, should teachers of this student focus on and why?Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Support your analyses with at least three scholarly resources.
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