As The Number Of Non-English-Speaking Children, Entering

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As the number of non-English-speaking children, entering the school system continues to increases rapidly, teachers have to learn ways to encourage and teach these kids successfully. Relying on their knowledge of how language is acquired, teachers can understand the steps and processes children must take while learning English and help incorporate them into their classroom. Two acronyms that help explain the two types of languages in the school community are BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) and CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency). These two acronyms help give teachers perceptive on the way English learners process the school languages. Furthermore, teachers need to be aware of the different individual and…show more content…
This developing skill allows them to identify the syllables used to make words and eventually proceed to making words. "Her research reveals the sophisticated learning capabilities involved in language acquisition and demonstrates how these skills evolve as an infant matures." (Miller, 2017, para 5).
According to Cooper et al. (2015), your oral language begins the day you are born. This oral acquisition develops in stages with the first stage starting weeks after birth. As babies begin developing sounds of language (Phonology) through cooing. They are learning how to manipulate their mouths, tongues and their breathing. This manipulation of their mouth is what allows babies to form an abundance of sounds and eventually words. After a couple of weeks or months, the cooing eventually turns into sounds such as aaa, ooo, and ahh (Otto, 2010). It is during this stage; the phonological awareness starts to take root. The phonological system is described as the system of sound. Phonological awareness is an understanding that words are composed of sound units, and that sound unit can be combined to form words. It is during this process that children learn the sounds and dialect of a language. Additionally, phonological awareness is an auditory-based set of skills that allows children to move from speech to reading. Therefore, when a child is learning to read, they can break down words into
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