Second Language
Acquisition Development

Science Development

Learning a second language is a complex social and cognitive process. It includes phases from pre-production, where children observe and respond but only with gestures. Over time, the child will progress into speech emergence and then ultimately gain fluency both in second language comprehension and communication.

Experience Curriculum offers tools, colorful visual aids, and hands-on projects that invite children from diverse language backgrounds to participate successfully in the learning community and daily routines. Engaging the child and encouraging him to express himself in the second language throughout the day builds natural connections between real-life and language concepts (Clark, 2000).

Second Language Acquisition skills and goals integrated within Experience Curriculum:

34 Approach to Second Language Acquisition

34.1 Participates using target language
34.2 Demonstrates initiative with target language

35 Comprehension of Second Language

35.1 Demonstrates comprehension of target language

36 Communication in Second Language

36.1 Uses target language to communicate

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