M5A-1 - communication. The child who does not interact with...

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M5A Communication-based Instruction Communication- based instruction views the classroom as representative of the real community. Classroom instruction enables students to communicate in meaningful situations to exchange information, to make requests, to give commands, to discuss feelings, and to interact with their peers. The communication-based instructional program is designed to correspond with the way children acquire language at home. Development of receptive skills precedes language production. In a communication-based instructional program, students constantly extend themselves beyond their most effective proficiency range to higher levels of expression. They learn and advance in incremental ways. Second language learning in the communication-based classroom builds on how students naturally learn the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of their first language by hypothesizing rules and by trying them out and then modifying them. Children learn their first language through active
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Unformatted text preview: communication. The child who does not interact with language in communicative settings does not learn to speak. Children must actually use the language to learn it. They do not learn a language simply by hearing it spoken. This has been verified by studies of children with deaf parents who communicate in sign language. Even when these children are exposed to television, they Video 2 do not learn to speak (Moskowitz, 1985) It appears that in order to learn a language, children must communicate and interact with people in meaningful situations. Communication-based instruction teaches the second language by building on first language natural learning strategies. Classroom activities are planned to give students a multitude of practice opportunities to try out the second language, to formulate rules, to use the second language for functional purposes, and to tie it to academic learning. List 3 main points that you just read about communication-based instruction....
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M5A-1 - communication. The child who does not interact with...

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