It is just like mime or pantomime. Thus, learning process can be more dynamic due to a reassuring and agreeable classroom environment that can make students express their opinion confidently. Moreover, through role play can construct student’s
Introduction The focus of this study is, how speaking skill among the ESL students can be improve through role play. My interest on the topic trigger from my school practicum experience when I found that pupils are excited about the role play and it also enhance their speaking skill by acting out or perform a particular role. According to Santrock in his book, role play or pretense play occurs when the child transforms the physical environment into a symbol (2011). It gives the children the ability to transform objects, substituing them for other objects and acting towards them as if they were those objects. In a classroom, role play is an activity that give the opportunity to the pupils to act by imitating the character and behavior of someone who is different from themselves.
From the above discussion, it seemed to be clear why I chose 'Social Cognitive Theory '. This theory seemed to be supported to my study because it focused on observation which plays fundamental role to learn English. This theory believs that learning takes places through direct observation, modeling, social environment, skills, stratigies, and attitudes. In EFL classroom, teachers exhibit different behaviors (verbal and nonverbal), skills, and attitudes by creating learning environment which may influence students to learn an English language.This theory helped me to see what types of nonverbals behaviors teachers demonstrate through modeling while teaching. Similarly, this theory gave me insight to explore the aims of this study.
Abstract Writing is a very important skill that needs to be taught, developed and assessed for elementary graders. For each of the learning skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), there are many ways and strategies that educators can use to develop their students’ learning. In this study, I'm targeting to pay teachers' attention to learn more about (6+1 Traits Writing Strategies) which are: (Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation). Using traits in ESL elementary classrooms will encourage students to write better and will provide them with remarkable writing experiences. In this study, I’m going to open teachers’ eyes to our children's ability of writing and development process
Müller ,et al. (2010) indicate that interactive digital storytelling helps teachers to use role-playing methods in classroom. Students can develop and test dialogues that are correctly spoken out and enacted. It fosters thinking in alternatives and functional equivalences, and provides a means for self-directed learning. In addition, Frazel (2010) summarizes the value of digital storytelling
Integrating project work for the improvement of communication skills of technical students- students analyse a project work in the target language by discussions in groups, make a report by using a pre-designed questionnaire, and give a presentation. 4. What are the advantages of content-based instruction? (Peachey, 2016) • It can make learning a language more interesting and motivating. Students can use the language to fulfil a real purpose, which can make students both more independent and confident.
Drama activities are not only used as games (language games), but also serve as a teaching tool. Any learning has to be monitored to assess the progress of a child, which is possible only through evaluation and analysis. The main point here is to give constructive feedback, valuing the students` performances, finding something positive to comment on, putting emphasis not only on the end product and language but also on the process that they went through, following the holistic approach. “If students easily tend to be distracted, then an effective assessment makes students not only concentrate on others’ performances but also improves their abilities of self-learning. It becomes easy for teachers to manage the class” (Hu 10).
For drama is considered a useful and a unique teaching tool, vital for language development. Dramatic activities include role-play, simulation, games, acting and miming. These activities give the students opportunities to explore ideas and characters in the target language. The preparatory work which involves discussion is more important than presentation. For the focus is on doing rather than presentation.
Therefore, it is the main duty of a teacher to design a learning that could motivate the students to be creative and active as it can eliminate boredom during the learning. This is in line with Zinn’s argument that developing students’ capacity to think creatively and critically through fun but serious learning (Zinn, 2008). Designing a fun learning is not that difficult for teachers since they can utilise a number of media to support them in their practice. The rapid pace of technology development will help them during the implementation of a particular learning model in motivating the students. According to Saeedeh et al (2015), a project-based learning model that integrates some aspects of designing, science, and technology is effective to raise students’ enthusiasm and participation.
They expose students to real language, 2. They are more realated to students’ needs, 3. They have positive effect on students motivations, 4. They bring cultural informations to the students’ attention. Furthermore, they encourage teachers to adopt creative teaching approach because it is a good resource that the language is used for real life by real people.