Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, University of Koblenz-Landau, language: English, abstract: Looking back, many adults remember school not only as a place and time ...
Author: Eva Zilles
Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, University of Koblenz-Landau, language: English, abstract: Looking back, many adults remember school not only as a place and time of friendships and personal development but also as a time of boredom, restrictions and even fear. It does not take today's neurobiological knowledge of the brain to guess that a boring and fearful atmosphere is not the best learning environment. Instead, children1 should be taught in a way that is inspiring, fun and caring. A good opportunity for providing this type of teaching is through language classes in primary school. Some years ago, the governments of the German federal states decided to establish English as a first foreign language to be taught from as early as first grade. This enables English teachers to introduce children to the English language in a playful and natural way. Games, art activities, outdoor action and other activities can be combined with learning English. In addition, songs and rhymes can be used as age-appropriate teaching modules. This paper examines how songs and rhymes in primary school English classes support learning and focuses on vocabulary learning: Why and how is vocabulary taught? What is the role of songs and rhymes in teaching English? These two aspects will then lead to the main research question: How do songs and rhymes support vocabulary learning? The approach is to examine relevant literature on primary school education and English lessons with a focus on vocabulary learning and on songs and rhymes. According to the research concern, the paper first gives insight into vocabulary teaching (chapter 2). Next, it explores why and how songs and rhymes can be part of teaching English. Chapter 4 then examines songs and rhymes as a means of teaching vocabulary. The conclusion summarizes the findings concerning the research question. Should the paper arrive at the result that songs and rhy
Jeffcoate, R. (1992) Starting English Teaching. London: Routledge. Johnson, L. and O'Neill, C. (1984) Dorothy Heathcote: Collected Writings on Education and ...
Author: Mike Fleming
Why teach drama? How can a newcomer teach drama successfully? How do we recognise quality in drama? Starting Drama Teaching is a comprehensive guide to the teaching of drama schools. It looks at the aims and purposes of drama and provides an insight into the theoretical perspectives that underpin practice alongside practical activities, examples of lessons and approaches to planning. Written in an accessible style, the book addresses such practical issues as setting up role play, how to inject depth into group drama, working with text, teaching playwriting, as well as common problems that arise in the drama classroom and how to avoid them. The third edition of this popular text has been fully updated to take account of recent developments in policy and educational thinking and includes: The implications of drama’s place in the curriculum and the way in which drama practice relates to, and in many ways has anticipated, such concepts as dialogic teaching, engagement, community cohesion and diversity; Guidance on different approaches to drama; Advice on how teachers can achieve and recognise quality work in drama; A discussion of drama concepts including applied theatre, ensemble and rehearsal approaches; A new chapter on teaching Shakespeare and an additional section on play writing; Suggestions for further reading. Written by a leading authority in the field, this textbook emphasises the need for quality drama education and will be valuable reading for trainee teachers who are new to drama and teachers who wish to update and broaden their range.
English forthe Rejected: Training Literacy inthe Lower Streams of the Secondary School. ... Jeffcoate, R.(1992) Starting English Teaching.
Author: Nicholas McGuinn
The English Teacher’s Drama Handbook is a rich, thought-provoking introduction to teaching drama within the English classroom. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book explores deological influences that have shaped drama's relationship with English over the past 250 years and aims to help you locate your own practice within a theoretical and historical context. Starting with Rousseau's seminal text Emile, it considers the theories of key thinkers and practitioners and a range of complex issues including the construction of ‘childhood’, children’s play, the teacher and student relationship, the implications of linking drama and English and the impact of national curricula on drama and English teaching. The second half of the book offers a collection of comprehensive, practical schemes of work to inspire and support you and your students to realise the power of drama in bringing English language and literature vividly to life. Suitable for a range of ages and abilities, each activity makes explicit links to the key thinkers and issues explored in the first part of the book and explores a particular aspect of work in English - from grammar and spelling to poetry and play texts. Together with guidance on how to begin and progress the activities, each sequence includes ideas for exploring issues further in the English classroom. Written for English teachers at any stage of their career, The English Teacher’s Drama Handbook offers new ways of looking at drama and English that will ensure meaningful and enjoyable teaching and learning.
When I taught A level English literature at a Hampshire comprehensive my sixth ... 'responsive teaching' a student should have the last word: Starting the ...
Author: Mark Pike
`What the book does extremely well is do describe the way things are in terms of the requirements of the Framework for Teaching English, the curriculum and the new specifications - and for this reason it is likely to be most useful to those contemplating English tech9ng in the maintained sector from outside - returnees, aspiring NQTs or those in the independent sector' - Times Educational Supplement `Instead of taking us yet again on a tour through the four modalities of English, this book's tri-partite structure takes a refreshingly different approach by offering thought-provoking argument grounded in classroom practicality' - Nick McGuinn, University of York Students' comments on Teaching Secondary English: `The book is written in clear, digestible terms, offering many practical ideas for teaching the key skills and the wide range of material encountered in the English classroom. .. It is the kind of book which can be dipped into, which is particularly useful for people who spend most of their time planning lessons!' `Teaching Secondary English is a must for student teachers and NQTs. It is a clear, comprehensive and practical guidebook dealing not solely with theory and pedagogy, but with the very real issues facing new teachers today' ` It is clear that Teaching Secondary English, unlike so many textbooks on the subject, is written by someone with recent classroom experience and this helps the reader to trust and respect the advice it purports. I certainly feel it is grounded in practicalities not "pie in the sky" theory that will not work in most `real' classrooms!' This book enables English teachers to implement change and rise to new challenges, while remaining true to an ethically and socially just position which provides the rationale for their vocation. The author describes and evaluates recent changes to English teaching brought about by initiatives such as the Literacy Strategy, the new `A' levels and the requirement to focus on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Examples of innovative teaching and learning strategies are provided throughout. The author helps teachers to foster keen readers, writers and communicators. He shows how they can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience, emotional literacy and spiritual and moral response to literature in their own lives and in their communities. This book is essential reading for PGCE students as well as practising teachers and all those involved in English in education.
One demand from parents is to start teaching English at an earlier age, ... Their preference is to start English teaching in the first grade.
Author: James W. Tollefson
Medium of instruction policies in education have considerable impact not only on the school performance of students and the daily work of teachers, but also on various forms of social and economic (in)equality. In many multiethnic and multilingual countries, the choice of a language for the medium of instruction in state educational systems raises a fundamental and complex educational question: what combination of instruction in students' native language(s) and in a second language of wider communication will ensure that students gain both effective subject-content education, as well as the second-language skills necessary for higher education and employment? Beyond this educational issue of choice of language(s) of instruction, medium of instruction policies are also linked to a range of important sociopolitical issues, including globalization, migration, labor policy, elite competition, and the distribution of economic resources and political power. The contributors to this volume examine the tension between the educational agendas and other social and political agendas underlying medium of instruction policies in different countries around the world, and unravel the connections between these policies and the related, critically important educational, social, political, and economic issues. Medium of Instruction Policies: Which Agenda? Whose Agenda? is intended for scholars and specialists in education, language policy, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and language teaching, and is intended for use in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on language education and language policy.
And that is all they are : starting points . English will need to be the curriculum focus for teaching about how the moving image works just as it strives ...
Author: Andrew Goodwyn
Publisher: Psychology Press
Written without technical jargon, this book will provide a stimulating and useful guide to teachers and student-teachers looking to improve their knowledge of the moving image and its place in the English curriculum.
In the years that followed, I obtained my Master's degree in language education, ... in the case of the lowering of the starting age for English teaching.
Author: George Braine
Teaching English to the World: History, Curriculum, and Practice is a unique collection of English language teaching (ELT) histories, curricula, and personal narratives from non-native speaker (NNS) English teachers around the world. No other book brings such a range of international ELT professionals together to describe and narrate what they know best. The book includes chapters from Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Turkey. All chapters follow a consistent pattern, describing first the history of English language teaching in a particular country, then the current ELT curriculum, followed by the biography or the autobiography of an English teacher of that country. This consistency in the structuring of chapters will enable readers to assimilate the information easily while also comparing and contrasting the context of ELT in each country. The chapter authors--all born in or residents of the countries they represent and speakers of the local language or languages as well as English--provide insider perspectives on the challenges faced by local English language teachers. There is clear evidence that the majority of English teachers worldwide are nonnative speakers (NNS), and there is no doubt that many among them have been taught by indigenous teachers who themselves are nonnative speakers. This book brings the professional knowledge and experience of these teachers and the countries they represent to a mainstream Western audience including faculty, professionals, and graduate students in the field of ESL; to the international TESOL community; and to ELT teachers around the world.
language and that starting English lessons at secondary school, ... Other critics believe primary school English teaching policies will be very difficult to ...
Author: Lazarinis, Fotis
Publisher: IGI Global
Developing and Utilizing E-Learning Applications provides a complete investigation of new methods, technologies, and practices critical to modern educational environments. Exploring topics such as virtual worlds, learning methods, and ICTs as well as interoperability in e-learning environments, this reference provides essential knowledge for educators, practitioners, and students alike.
Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds Janice Bland ... start? As mentioned above, the arguments given for the teaching of English to ...
Author: Janice Bland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Aimed at student teachers, educators and practitioners, Teaching English Language to Young Learners outlines and explains the crucial issues, themes and scenarios relating to this area of teaching. Each chapter by a leading international scholar offers a thorough introduction to a central theme of English as a foreign language (EFL) with preteens, with clear presentation of the theoretical background and detailed references for further reading, providing access to the most recent scholarship. Exploring the essential issues critically and in-depth, including the disadvantages as well as advantages of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with young learners, topics include: - task-based learning in the primary school; - storytelling; - drama; - technology; - vocabulary development; - intercultural understanding; - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) scenarios; - assessment. Innovative and rapidly emerging topics are covered, such as immersion teaching, picturebooks in the EFL classroom and English with pre-primary children.
Teach English worldwide with this practical introduction to the field!
Author: Paul Lindsay
Publisher: Alta English Pub Incorporated
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Teach English worldwide with this practical introduction to the field! Specially designed for those thinking about teaching English, planning to take a TESOL training course, or just starting work in a language school, this user-friendly resource adds a bundle of enjoyment to the process. The 21 chapters cover all the essentials, including: answers to basic questions about language teaching; how to manage your classroom, plan lessons, and use textbooks; methods and ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; understanding of basic grammar verb forms; a wealth of knowledge and activities for using visual aids, games, drama, and songs; awareness of pronunciation and the International Phonetic Alphabet; suggestions on correcting errors and testing; and a reference section featuring a first lesson plan and a placement test.
Hillocks ( 2002 ) documents the very real dangers that broad - based tests pose to teacher autonomy and to the quality of English language arts instruction in the schools . A good starting point in protecting autonomy is to take stock ...
Author: Thomas M. McCann
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Examines the challenges high school English teachers face early in their careers and offers advice on how they can overcome those challenges and avoid early burnout.
How to Prepare for your Secondary Teacher Training Programme Nicholas McGuinn ... Part I Starting out: planning and preparing for success Chapter 1: taking ...
Author: Nicholas McGuinn
Planning to become a secondary English teacher? This must-have guide contains everything you need to know before embarking on your training programme. From your reflections on your chosen course and your preparations for interview to thinking about the demands of school-based training, this book encourages you to engage with the challenges of teaching in a realistic and enthusiastic manner. It aims to answer the question: What should trainees know, understand and be able to do before they start the training programme? Written in a practical, accessible and thought-provoking style, each chapter is packed full of reflective points, discussion questions, and a wealth of activities and examples. It explores key aspects of practice, including target setting and progression, as well as observing and being observed, and offers advice on tricky topics such as how to accept and build upon criticism and how to take responsibility for your professional development. There are numerous opportunities to reflect upon your subject knowledge, in order to help you celebrate what you know already as well as to identify what you still need to find out before you begin. Above all, the book encourages you to think about what English teaching means to you. You are invited to engage with core issues related to theory, curriculum and assessment, before exploring these issues in the context of the school. Although Take Off into English Teaching! is written for trainee teachers and teachers of Secondary English, many of the issues it covers will be highly relevant for school and academic staff, trainees and training staff involved in secondary education generally.
By the end of this chapter you will have considered: • how university courses are structured; • how you will be taught at university; • language and ...
Author: Andrew Green
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Literary Criticism
Competition to study English Literature at university is now tougher than ever before. How can you make sure your application stands out? What is expected of you at university? How will you adapt to the changes in teaching, learning and lifestyle? The world of English Literature is an unfamiliar yet exciting one, and clear guidance on how to cope with the demands of university-level study is essential if you want to succeed. Andrew Green takes you from the A level/school/MA26 classroom to the university lecture theatre, covering everything from: • deciding which university and course is right for you • making initial applications • tackling Summer reading lists to the skills needed for studying at degree level: • preparing for lectures, seminars and tutorials • interpreting reading lists and developing your reading skills • applying literary theory • becoming a better writer • referencing an essay and avoiding plagiarism • researching online. Whether you are just thinking about taking English Literature to degree level, or needing help through your university course, Starting an English Literature Degree is the must-have companion.