Language Development: Milestones, Theories, and Dual Language Learners

4 Clock Hours / 0.4 CEUs / $30.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Learn how children acquire language, important language development milestones, and exciting ways to promote language development. Discover ways to inspire children with fun reading activities and learn about emergent literacy. Learn the benefits of bilingualism and how to support and assess the development of dual language learners.

See the learning outcomes and topics listed below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Language Development: Milestones, Theories, and Dual Language Learners
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Course formats

This course is offered in our fully online format and includes audio narration in most course sections.

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Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.

Learning outcomes

After completing Language Development: Milestones, Theories, and Dual Language Learners you will be able to discuss the rules of language; recognize language development stages and milestones; discuss influential theories of language acquisition; describe strategies to promote children’s language and literacy development; and indicate ways to support dual language learners.

Topics covered

  • Rules of language
  • Language development milestones for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Atypical language development
  • Theories of language acquisition
  • Language development strategies
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Baby signs
  • Emergent literacy
  • Print awareness
  • Making reading fun
  • Dual language learners
  • Benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism
  • Stages of second language acquisition
  • Supporting dual language learners
  • Assessing the development of dual language learners


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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