Stages of Language Acquisition

Broadly speaking there are five stages of second language acquisition: pre-production (understands some language but not yet able to produce utterances), early production (able to produce one or two words), speech emergence (telegraphic speech able to produce phrases and short sentences), intermediate fluency (able to produce extended language), and native-like proficiency (able to produce extended formal and informal language about a variety of topics).


Click on the "back" button on your browser to return to the previous page.