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The silent period of language development

Describe the silent period. How might a teacher respond to a student who is at this level of language development? Provide a specific example.

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The following solution describes the silent period of language development, which is a varying period of time during which an English Language Learner is unwilling to speak the second langauge. It also gives suggestions for how a teacher may respond to student who is at this stage including a specific example.