Definition: Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is an approach to language teaching which supports the development of learners' abilities to use language fluently and meaningfully. The main function of CLT is teaching communicative competence (Richards, 2005). According to Richards (2005), communicative competence means using language for different purposes and functions, modifying language use according to settings and participants, producing and understanding different text types and continuing communication with limitations in language. Principles of CLT: There are many principles of CLT that basically focus on communication.
Phonological awareness is can be a predicator of a student’s literacy suggest. Each stage of phonological awareness requires the student to auditorialy manipulate sounds. Children first learn how to rhyme. Print awareness had two main sections, alphabet knowledge and concepts of print. Alphabet knowledge in ones understanding of the symbol and sound relationship in a language structure.
It is useful because the ability to communicate with foreign language, especially English clearly and efficiently contributes to the success of the students at school and success later in every period of students’
The information from this study would serve as the basis of sensitizing the teachers about the importance of correct pronunciation and create awareness about the use of effective pronunciation methods. The beneficiaries of this study are; Ministry of Education, teachers teaching English Second Language and learners. The Ministry will conduct in-service training workshops to help the teachers to acquire knowledge and skills. When the English teachers are well equipped on pronouncing English words, they will be in a position to help learners to improve on pronouncing English words.
For teachers to teach reading effectively their lessons should include vocabulary, decoding skills, fluency and comprehension strategies. Using these techniques and strategies taught in class students can make connections to build up their reading comprehension. As we discussed with our first article, students who have better automaticity obtain more cognitive abilities that they can put forth to work with reading comprehension. Therefore, reading fluency, the use of accuracy and automaticity, connects to student’s reading comprehension. A student’s reading success depends of their reading
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.
Accelerated reading offers a number of proven benefits to participants. It provides for authentic assessment, significantly contributes to improving reading scores and develops higher order thinking skills via the assessment, recognizing the achievement of the students. The program combines the reading of popular and rich literature with computer-based comprehension tests to provide inspiration for students to read books of higher quality and to read more in general. In addition, the accelerated reading software manages the records of the student to keep track of reading performance, which gives parents and teachers valuable information to evaluate motivation and reading comprehension
Many researchers and authors describe some of the activities or strategies that help the teacher keep the students motivated. Herrel and Jordan (2012, p. 17) say that students are more successful when they: learn language in context, relate the language with their own experience, get involved in real communication situations, do not get embarrassed if mistaken, and when their language level is taken into account when the activities are
In second language learning, using visual aids is a necessity teaching strategy in both English as Second Language (ESL) classroom and English as Foreign Language (EFL) classroom (Allen, Kate & Marquez, 2011). They believed that using visual aids in the process of teaching a foreign language can strengthen what learners have learned and increase their interest. In their article, they proposed the positive impact of using visuals and they concluded that teachers should become aware of the strategies in which they can use visual aids and use them purposefully in the classroom to enhance students’ learning. Visual aids can be defined as using objects, drawings, charts, photographs, videos, multimedia presentation, etc.
All of these aspects are really important to consider when describing good English teachers because students look for feeling comfortable with teachers with such features, in order for students to feel secure enough to make questions and receive the most appropriate answers, which allow them developing their skills in learning a second
Throughout English 1010 I have developed several writing and reading skills, and have the importance of critical thinking. Learning how to understand, analyze, listen, question and reason in a rhetoric way has helped me progress at communicating more effectively, and has opened my mind to more creative thinking. This is my first General Education course and it connected with my Psychology class in several different ways that I found to be extremely interesting and beneficial. In both courses, there was a lot of research involved. The Annotated Bibliography I wrote for English taught me the skills I needed for a research paper.