The Role of Linguistics in Second Language Classrooms
Liang-Chen Lin

To begin with a broad understanding of the diversity in 21st-century classrooms is the best first step for educators prior to working with students from varied backgrounds. Resting on the central premise that language diversity is the norm in second language classrooms, this article is intended to explore the role of linguistics in second language classrooms. Focusing on first and second language acquisition, this article provides a deep look at useful information with regard to what second language classroom teachers need to know about linguistics. This article breaks down discussion sections into six major topics that generally address theories of first language and second language acquisition, as well as explain factors affecting second language acquisition. Each section covers key knowledge that would definitely expose elementary teachers and school administrators to the relevance of topics concerning the role of linguistics in second language classrooms.

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