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How children acquire language

how children acquire language

In this step, education consultant and writer Tracey Chapelton talks about how young children acquire language.

After watching this video, you will have now heard Catherine Stewart and Tracey Chapelton speak about child development and how children acquire language, and you will have seen interviews with parents, educators, and people who grew up with more than one language themselves, talking about how they think young children acquire or learn languages.

  • Think back to your earlier responses to the statements about child development and learning.
  • Have any of your opinions changed?

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English in Early Childhood: Learning Language Through Play

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