Burke, Practical ways, student communication
In order to be effective in the teaching of the world language, language teachers need to find the most effective ways that will develop not only the learners interest in the language but also competence in the usage of the L2. This is because the ultimate goal of teaching a second language to any learner is to make the learner use that language in communication; the functional aspect of the language is the goal. World Language teachers should concentrate on this aspect because they want their learners to be able to communicate in the language with not only their fellow learners or the teacher but also to other people who speak that language (including native speakers). In order to assist my students in this endeavor, both now and in the future, I will use the following methods in helping my learners acquire competence in Swahili.
I will make use of contextualized lessons in order to make my students use Swahili in context. I will do this through posting common expressions that are familiar to my students. The students will be drawing from their classroom vocabulary already ingrained from their linguistic bank and build on this vocabulary in a differ language. Thus, they will acquire a new language very fast.
[...] When they use the language in communication in these activities, they will learn even faster. I will also require my students to communicate with each other using blogs to ensure they continue using the language even outside the class. They will be required to post something in a blog in the target language to encourage them to continue learning. This will be very effective because learners will always be in a position to practice what they learnt in class in more informal settings. [...]
[...] As such, CLT qualifies to be more of an approach than a method. References Burke, B. (2010). Promoting Communication in the Target Language With and Among Students. The Language Educator, October 2010, Vol 50- 53. Richards J.C. (2006). Communicative Language Teaching Today. [...]
[...] In reference to material for teaching in this case, I mean that the students use the target language through construction of sentences which will form the basis of the lesson. This is not to mean that the L2 teacher will only take the sentences produced by the student and start assigning grammatical symbols. It means that the teacher will assess and assist the students in ensuring effective and meaningful communication with peers, the teacher and even other people. This method is effective because the learner will learn the target language in context of its real use. [...]
[...] Making real communication the focus of language learning can be among the best ways of teaching a new language. In this case, learners will learn from their everyday experiences, their aspirations, their academics and life events as well as the contexts of the learning event. By learning language in these contexts, learners will not just be receiving language in isolation from their lives; they will learn how to apply it to the immediate contexts (Target Language Use in a Second Language Classroom, 2014). [...]
[...] Practical ways teachers can promote student communication and teaching of the world language- Burke (2010) Burke (2010) suggests practical ways teachers can promote student communication in the world language. What are three ideas that you think you might be able to use in your present or future classrooms? Explain. In order to be effective in the teaching of the world language, language teachers need to find the most effective ways that will develop not only the learners interest in the language but also competence in the usage of the L2. [...]
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