ELL 355 LANGAUGE ACQUISITION WEEK 1 DQ 1 - 21954

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Include your own description of language acquisition. Explain how your own description aligns to Krashen’s and where your ideas differ

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Language; “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language” (Walt Disney, n.d).   Language is the symbolic medium a culture communicates its messages.  There are numerous ways in which individuals connect. Body language, pictures, words, symbols and so forth.  So language acquisition is simply, how one learns and or acquires a specific language.
From my own experience as an ESL teacher, I agree with Stephen Krashen (n.d) that presenting language in a simpler form to make comprehensible is one of the first steps teachers can do.  During my career I have presented information with some unrealistic developmental learning outcomes and with some that were too simplistic for the learners.  Portland, (2009), stat