Phases of Language Development

The development of language in children can be divided into four distinct phases. The following internet pages clarify in greater detail the distinctive phases, keeping especially in mind a multilingual approach.

1st Phase: The First Language Tools (0 to 3 Years)

2nd Phase: Language to Communicate (3 to 6 Years)

3rd Phase: Learning to Read and Write (6 to 9 Years)

4th Phase: Language as an Educational Tool (9 years and beyond)

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