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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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