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What do people mean when they talk about ‘language’?

What are the three language systems? How do you feel about your language knowledge?

Watch the video with Monica, Marie Therese and other teachers talking about ‘language systems’ and about what we mean when we talk about ‘language’. As you watch, answer these questions:

  • What are the three ‘language systems’?
  • What do Monica, Marie Therese and the other teachers say about each of them?
  • You’ll be able to check your answers in the next step.


    How do you feel about your knowledge of the ‘language systems’? Which do you feel most confident about and which do you feel less confident about? Use the comments section to tell us.

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