ESL 412 Overview
The dimensions of language acquisition especially as it relates to first- and second-language acquisition in children from birth through adolescence will be introduced. Phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and communicative competence and their implications for teaching all children will be covered. An examination and analysis of typical and atypical language patterns and their relationship to cognitive and social development will be included. As a result of demonstrations and observations, teacher candidates will familiarize themselves with speech and language screening and diagnostic processes for young children. Teacher candidates also will learn how to create an environment that supports language acquisition for all children. Research will be conducted on educational issues related to linguistically diverse children and their families.
- 3.00 Credits