The Importance Of Language Acquisition

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Language Acquisition is the ability to hear and speak the language and that acquisition is the foundation for a multitude of other skills such as vocabulary, writing structure and other text-based skills. In the primary stage, children go from babbling to learning 20 - 30 words using proper syntax. In the intermediate stage, students are typically 5 - 10 years old and are learning the mechanics behind language such as vocabulary, phonology, and how to communicate effectively. In the middle stage, children are 10- 14 years old and are considered fluent in their first language and are also learning the complexities of the language. In the high school stage, students are usually in the age range of 14-18 years old. Students in this stage are using advanced language to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and their interpretation of language.
Cognitive acquisition occurs when students make associations between objects, their names, and their functions. From those associations, people develop schemas or categories to mentally store information to be able to recall when necessary. The development of schemas contributes to a student’s background knowledge which is important in all facets of content learning. A student’s cognitive development is heavily dependent on the environment that they are raised in, referring mainly to whether or not students are exposed to oral and written language. Some of the ways that students can become exposed to oral or written language

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