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MELA-O Massachusetts English Language Assessment-Oral. Custom tests for LEP students based on Massachusetts standards.

Metacognitive Strategies strategic options that relate to one’s “executive “functions; strategies that involve planning for learning, thinking about the process as it is taking place, monitoring of one’s production or comprehension, and evaluating learning after an activity is completed

Metalinguistics is the branch of linguistics that studies language and its relationship to culture and society.

Monitor model Stephen Krashen. Language learning accomplished through formal conscious learning, or through acquisition (informal, subconscious learning through experience with language). Internal monitor which is developed through formal learning plays a smaller role than the role of acquisition. later became part of Krashen and Terrell’s Natural Approach

Morpheme The smallest meaningful unit of a language. Prefixes, suffixes, root words. Words are formed with morphemes.

Mother Tongue native language


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January 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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