FACTORS AFFECTING LANGUAGE LEARNING / ACQUISITION : ENVIRONMENT

Environment  The surroundings or conditions in which a person. . or plant lives or operates.  The setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on. animal.

repetitive exposures to stories and language use. calm. Children who are exposed to diverse activities.  . loving tones and safe stimulating sounds soothe young children into enjoying the processes involved in learning to talk. Language development is an immersion learning experience. All of these factors make up a child's learning environment.Introduction  Healthy language development is the natural result of a healthy lifestyle. and who have various relationships with several trusted others do best. Like with all learning.

Home Setting ENVIRONMENT FACTORS AFFECTING LANGUAGE LEARNING / ACQUISITION School Setting .

.  The home provides an ideal setting for children’s language learning and development because home provides children with people.Home Setting  The home is the first and most significant setting for children. and parents are children’s first and most enduring teachers. actions and objects to which they can harness their natural desire to explore and learn. places.

Stress retards language use. and non-responsive or overly reactive parents cause children to stop making learning attempts.Parents Role Provide Comfort Envinronment The safe and comfortable environment is crucial to a child's healthy language development.  . or doesn't feel safe. More often than not. too hot.  If a child is too cold. Body comfort is another important factor. a pre-verbal child chooses crying to do this. The child's focus becomes how to get comfortable or how to feel safe. again the focus for this child is not on learning.

then chuckles and sounds. first with coos and smiles." Parents "converse" with the baby.g. and speech as a communication process is established.Listen To They Child Opportunities for parents to help develop language skills begins when parents “bond” with their newborn and respond to the baby’s communication of needs and feelings. babies begin to learn the “art of conversation. and eventually first words.  With the support of their parents.  . which includes talking. Secure babies soon start to respond back. singing and giving cuddles and smiles. helps the baby feel secure. “bababa”).  This nurturing response. meaning the baby responds back. (e.

 According to Shelley Gray. help them understand the meanings of words and phrases long before they utter their first word. of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. Arizona University. children rapidly acquire new vocabulary during their early years at the rate of about 10-20 words per day.Communicate Regularly With Their Child Parents who communicate regularly with their babies.  A parent's role in supporting language development is to patiently encourage these efforts.  . through play and everyday activities.

. Parents who read with their children also aid in the development of language and pre-reading skills.  Children not only learn new vocabulary. such as pointing out and reading signs in the street. As well as sharing books. or labels in shops and supermarkets.Read With Their Children  Children who speak clearly and listen attentively are well-prepared for learning in all areas of the school curriculum. there are also many everyday opportunities for parents to support their children's language development when they are out and about together. but also the awareness that print carries meaning.

School Setting  School is an institution where instruction is given.  . especially to person under college age. School is an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.

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