English Immersion Teaching

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Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990) has shown through his extensive research that when people are engaged even absorbed in challenging but controllable tasks that are normally intrinsically motivating, they can experience a unique, enjoyable and worth-while psychological state, referred to as flow. In his seminal work, Flow: The psychology of Optimal Experience,he outlines his theory that people are most happy when they are in a state of flow a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation. The idea of flow is identical to the feeling of being in the zone or in the groove. This is a feeling everyone has at times, characterized by a feeling of great absorption, engagement, fulfillment,…show more content…
It is the best pattern in children’s English learning. In teaching suitable environment it should be established to stimulate child’s language potentials enabling them to utilize English directly in English way and to lay good foundation for young children’s lifelong development. With China's opening-up reform English has become one of the necessary conditions of personal daily work and life, but in the traditional English teaching students lack the ability of English application and communication so as to form a "dumb English" bottleneck. Through eleven years of continuous research English immersion teaching initiated in Xi'an in 1997 has been showed that English immersion teaching is a revolutionary reform of English teaching. Early English immersion teaching is the best mode of learning English for Chinese…show more content…
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. Effective input is to ensure the output of language . A large number of input and valid input are two prerequisites of immersion English Acquisition. Teachers are the most direct English input source of children, the main exchange object in children’s immersion time, the source of English intuition and English language experience of children, and the creator and leader of children’s English language environment. Improving the effectiveness of language of teachers is good for improving the effectiveness
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