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Second Language Acquisition in School Age Children
A look at second language acquisition with a view to effectively use and attain a better grasp of the language.
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The paper examines how children acquire a second language through social interaction and environment through supporting Lev Vygotsky's theory in second language acquisition. The paper focuses on school age children seven years of age and older.

SLA & the Influence of the Sociocultural Environment
SLA and Collier's Conceptual Model
Empirical Evidence Presented
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berk, L., & Winsler, A. (1995). Scaffolding children's learning: Vygotsky and early childhood education. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. (ERIC Document No. ED384443)
  • Brock, Cynthia H. (nd) No Habla Ingles: Exploring a Bilingual Child's Literacy Learning Opportunities in a Predominantly English-Speaking Classroom. Bilingual Research Journal Spring 1998.
  • Clark, Beverly (nd) First and Second Language Acquisition in Early Childhood. Online available at:
  • Collier, Virginia P. (1995) Acquiring a Second Language for School. Directions in Language & Education. National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education. Vol. 1 No. 4. Fall 1995.
  • Lantolf, James P. (2007) Sociocultural Source of Thinking and Its Relevance for Second Language Acquisition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 10 (1) 2007 Cambridge University Press.

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