Sep 25, 2022  
2019-2020 
    
2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BLE 310 - Language Acquisition in Early Childhood

3 credits
Exploration of current approaches, processes, and materials used to promote first and second language acquisition.  Introduction of the interrelationship of psychological, social, cultural, and educational factors influencing learning and language fluency.  Discusses interdisciplinary perspectives of second language acquisition and their application to classroom practice.  Particular emphasis on generative models of syntax:  analysis of important syntactic structures of English, exploration of the acquisition and internalization of those structures in first and second language learners though field observations of L1 and L2 English language learners, and hands-on experiences of teaching methods (such as sentence combining), and assessment based on those conclusions. Prerequisite(s): ECS 308/309; ENG 330; or permission of chair.



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