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SLApresentation - It can be helpful with their first...

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Biological mechanisms designed to help with  second language acquisition Cease to be  available at or after puberty
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Immigrants Age at migration Level of education Gradual decline occurs over time Not at puberty  Not a lot of support for it
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Nevertheless, children exhibit  tremendous potential in language  learning—it is important to recognize  and cultivate it
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Adults Pros: cognitive maturity, metalinguistic  awareness, world experience Cons: too much focus on rules, nervousness Children Pros: similar to one another, willing to try new  things, emphasis on meaning at a slow rate
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Children should be taught a second language They exhibit tremendous potential It helps broaden their view of the world
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Unformatted text preview: It can be helpful with their first language Not harmful! Experience in the classroom is key Teacher Enthusiastic Proficient Attachment=motivation Environment Intrinsically motivating Cognitively challenging Appropriate expectations Lack of Continuity Problem Lack a curriculum that integrates things children already know and are confident in Lack a sense of ownership and support Develop a positive attitude towards languages as a whole No Critical Period BUT children still prove excellent subjects for learning a language There are advantages of learning a language earlier Early language programs should be implemented BUT they must be quality...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course EDU 300 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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