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Create a timeline or a chart that includes at least 10 significant milestones that define students' primary and secondary language acquisition from birth to 18 years.

Include a description of how sociocultural factors can affect achievement of milestones of first and second language acquisition.

Describe an application of each milestone to instructional methods utilized in a classroom supporting ELD students at varied levels of language acquisition.

Compare first and second language acquisition.

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Whether learning English or German the consensus among scientists is that humans possess a biological clock that necessitates acquiring language within the critical ages of two and thirteen, a time preordained by human nature. Therefore, language whether First or Second acquisition follows the same patter up until the age of around ten. In this Timeline I will outline the different stages beginning at age 1 up until age 10 for native language learners and outline the different milestones that second language learners endure to acquire their chosen second language.

Age 1: Infants begin to assign specific meanings to the sounds they produce, which represents a major leap forward from babbling because they have naming insight thus are capable of recognizing that things have names

Age 2: Toddlers enter the two-word stage wherein they use phrases that are no more than two words at a time but around the end of their second year of life experience rapid vocabulary ascension. This ...

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