Conversations and questioning

What is oral language?

Oral language, also referred to as spoken language, includes speaking, listening, and non-verbal communication – how humans communicate with one another. Oral language skills are the foundation for communication and at the heart of listening and reading comprehension, serving as a predictor for both. Early spoken language skills are the most significant predictor of literacy levels.

Conversations and questioning

What is it?

A conversation is two or more people talking about something. A question is asking or doubting something. Engaging in conversations with children and asking questions, especially open-ended questions, supports language development and critical thinking. 

Vocabulary acquisition and use

Conversations and questioning

Verbal reasoning and abstract language capability