Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the factors that contribute to language development.
  2. Describe changes in semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and metalinguistic awareness from birth through adolescence.
  3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the methods of teaching English language learners.
  4. Describe the language differences that emerge from early childhood through the early school-age years.
  5. Describe ways teachers can support language development in the classroom.