Five key points to consider as children learn language

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY CAN LEAD TO PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGES

Children have the ability to acquire several languages without conscious effort.

FIVE KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER AS CHILDREN LEARN LANGUAGE
1. Children go through the same developmental stages although not at the same rate
2. Children create systematicity in their language and develop rules to govern their language knowledge and language use.
3. The rules that are developed do not necessarily correspond to the rules of the adult language.
4. Language learning will feel the need to communicate to achieve certain goals. Language serves a purpose
5. The active use of language relies on opportunities of using language as opposed to just for comprehension.