Explain The Differences Between Bics And Calp

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1. Explain the differences between BICS and CALP. G ive two examples of each. 2. Define and discuss the role of comprehensible input and social interaction in second language acquisition. 3. What is the role of a student’s primary language proficiency in second language acquisition? 4. Define Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE). Explain the goals and objectives and instruction features of this framework. (10 points) 5. Briefly describe the difference between informal and formal assessments. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? 6. Pick one of the activities under the heading “Promoting Oral Language Development in the Classroom” (p.141). Give an example of how this activity could be used to promote academic language and content learning. 7. Briefly explain what SOLOM is and how it should be used. Introduced by Jim Cummins, Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) are defined as language skills needed in social conditions. It’s involves daily language individuals need to interact socially with other people. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) is described as the language needed for students to understand academic content and is vital for students’ success in the classroom. Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency contain distinct differences. For example, it takes about 5-7 years to obtain the cognitive academic language necessary to be a successful student. Whereas, BICS
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