Language development is a critical part of a child’s overall development. Language encourages and supports a child’s ability to communicate. Through language, a child is able to understand and define his or her’s feelings and emotions. It also introduces the steps to thinking critically as well as problem-solving, building and maintaining relationships. Learning a language from a social perspective is important because it gives the child the opportunity to interact with others and the environment.
The ability in communication is the ability of discourse, namely the ability to understand and produce spoken and written text that realized in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The fourth skill is used to create and respond a discourse in society. Therefore, English subject is directed to develop those skills that learners are able to communicate and make discourse in English at a certain level of literacy. Wells (1987) stated that there are four level of literacy. They are performative, functional, informational, and epistemic.
According to Vygotsky (1978), knowledge is social in nature and is constructed through a process of interaction and communication among learners in social settings. He made a strong argument that students need to demonstrate their knowledge by creating explanations and interpreting their work for others. Each student has a base level of knowledge, but they can increase it by practicing what they know well and adding onto it. Therefore, the social interaction between the student, teacher and other students reinforces their increase of knowledge. Classes where students have opportunities to communicate with each other help students effectively construct their knowledge (Brooks, 1993).
Such new advances in technology make it incredibly easy for students to collaborate across the curriculum. The social construction of understanding can be assisted and amplified with communicative tools. In addition, learner to learner construction of understanding does not have to happen within the confines of one classroom, internet communications and
It eliminates the individual experience with a material object and generalises it (2010, p. 89). Language makes communication easy and fluent, but fails to intimately explain experiences. Concepts also allow humans to understand their world, to appropriate themselves in relation to everything around them. It ‘humanize[s] things” (2010, p. 85) which is almost a type of mechanisms to allow
Associating: Communication Competence and Cultural Background Previous researchers have found that for a person to achieve (complex expression recommend using do) better and more effective communication competence, it is necessary to develop skills that allow an appropriate(complex expression, omit) participation in specific situations. The ability to listen, ask questions, and express concepts or ideas effectively is an important part of communication
Good social skills require good communication skills. Because we communicate verbally and nonverbally, both of these types of skills contribute to how well students relate to their peers. Children with language problems often have trouble socially because they have difficulty understanding the words that other children use and/or putting their ideas into words to express these ideas to others. They can’t find the right words to use or easily put them together in a way that makes sense. They may have trouble understanding or telling jokes.
Because it is hard to participate in social developing activities of play without talking to peers or classmates, language development is usually a common secondary part of this development area. Children use more words and complex sentences during play than they do in other types of classroom activities (Cohen & Uhry, 2007). The sheer practice of language in play is likely to promote communicative competence. Another theory to explain the contributions of movement to language is more basic (Iverson, 2010). When children move, according to this perspective, they act out, with their bodies, the structure and meaning words and sentences.
It is also a powerful way to facilitate concept learning, the skill of classification which helps children develop high levels of reasoning and assessment abilities. It is an excellent means to enhance students’ sensory literacy, allowing them to develop the ability to compile evidence through sight, touch, hearing, smell, and even taste, and to analyze and articulate that evidence. Lessons incorporating objects are effectively carried out in small
Like I said I didn’t know I had a “Disability” until I was a Junior in high school and I was mad that no one told me. According to an article by Alix Lewer, Communication is the key: improving outcomes for people with learning disabilities, Lewer says “If the communication needs of people with learning disabilities are not consistently addressed by those working with them, the opportunities for people to express their opinions are inevitably limited.” I agree with this because I really wished that the school that I went to or my teachers that were working with would have told me that I had a disability. If I would have known that I had a disability, I would have pushed my limits before the year I graduated. I would have worked harder and I would’ve taken other classes such as classed that would get me college