Reading about CLT made me conscious of its potential for addressing the difficulty in communication that my students had and this is what led me to search about the principles that I've chosen. I will give my own perspective on the use of authentic language, use of games and expressing thoughts and ideas in EFL classrooms. Additionally, I will offer evidence to support my position from literature. My choice of principles is showed in appendix 1. I believe that understanding these principles would allow me to support my learners effectively in their attempts to speak English.
So British pronunciation is the acceptable correct pronunciation in English Second Language. The overall aim of teaching English Second Language is to develop learners’ communicative skills for meaningful interaction in the multicultural society. Therefore, English need conscious attention specifically on pronunciation of words, not just a concern to English teachers but all subject teachers. Thus, responsibility is required to assist learners, so that they could be able to read words correctly or effectively in all subjects. During my SBS experience, the researcher observed learners reading words with wrong pronunciations or mispronouncing some words.
Hamayan recognizes that “the acquisition of language is a development process and there are predictable stages of language proficiency, and yet the learner may pass through the different stages at different times”. Balbi discusses the stages of language acquisition based on the TESOL Pre-K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards as starting, emerging, developing, expanding and bridging. The starting, entering phase is where ELLs has little or no understanding of English and may rarely communicate, sometimes referred to the silent period. ELLs students should
197) agree with the fact that intrinsic motivation is better that extrinsic motivation, and say that motivation generates a commitment that makes the students learn the language. They add that intrinsic motivation is present when external motives are inexistent. On the other hand extrinsic motivation is generated when the student is expecting some kind of reward after learning the language. The reward is usually observable. Intrinsic motivation is more important for learning English and achieves success.
Aural means related to sense of hearing and oral related to verbal communication. Surely when the student is getting better in both listening and speaking they will reach communicative competence. Communicative competence refers to the level of language learning that enables language users to convey their message to others and to understand others’ messages within specific context (Hymes, 1972). Of course to reach this competence, both listening and speaking improvement is really needed. The Aural-Oral approach is very effective to be implemented in English Language Teaching in case to build communicative competence of student.
Teacher is the creator and instructor of the environment, and teacher’s language plays an important role in kid’s second language acquisition. With the help of relevant English teaching references and the author’s rich experience of pre-school English teaching she arrived at the conclusion that accuracy, comprehensibility and repetition of teacher’s language can help enhance the effectiveness of the input and promote the output of students’ language. In English immersion teaching children are immersed in an English environment, and teachers face children only in English. The quality and quantity of language input directly affect the quality and quantity of output . A sufficient amount of input can promote language output.