Language Acquisition Mind Map

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Language Acquisition Mind Map by Mind Map: Language Acquisition Mind Map

1. Input Hypothesis

1.1. Stephen Krashen

1.2. We Acquire Language only when we understand messages through Comprehensible input

2. Acquisition Learning Hypothesis

2.1. Stephen Krashen

2.2. ELLs don't focus on the grammatical forms of the language they are learning but instead they focus on Meaningful messages.

3. Universal Grammar

3.1. Noam Chomsky

3.2. All human language has the same building blocks. Each Language may have its own characteristics but they all share similarities (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) the only thing that changes is how language uses them.

4. BICS vs. CALP

4.1. Jim Cummins

4.2. Basic Interpersonal communicative skills and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency are what the Two acronyms stand for. The idea that it takes 5-7 years for students to reach grade level academic proficiency and judging where they are overall by how they communicate is inaccurate in measuring achievement.

5. Natural Order Hypothesis

5.1. Stephen Krashen

5.2. SLA learners Obtain Language rules of their second language in a predictable order because they are learned typically through a setting of natural conversation.