Not only by exposing them to the language they will speak, read and write the English language correctly, students must learn and understand the meaning of words. Vocabulary words help any English language learner communicate effectively with any other person. According to Wilkins (1972), “Vocabulary is central to English language teaching because, without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas.” On the other hand, many teachers recognize the importance of teaching vocabulary and they must emphasize it daily in their lessons. Among many skills, vocabulary in context is one of the most commonly used. To aid vocabulary in context, the use of a Card-file among other strategies may enrich the student’s experience and understanding of what they speak, read, and
In a learning environment, teachers want to help students engage with what they are doing to promote deeper understanding" (Kohn, 1997c). The student-directed learning theory implies that the teacher should share the
For decades, it has been a disagreement in the public education system on how teachers have to challenge themselves with the new comer that do not know or is proficient with the English language. However, as those teachers are concerned about the education of their students, even though, these teachers recognize that the English language learner are smart students. Yet, there is only one problem the student must meet and that is the lack of language. Thus, these students’ participation in the classroom are minimum, and more in the social studies where it is more competitive than the other subjects, as social studies require more reading and research skills. That’s why, it has become important problems for these teachers as they are trying
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. Learners will acquire the knowledge from teachers in English lessons and utilize the methods that will help them to improve their
Even though code-switching is encouraged, there needs to be an equilibrium and therefore a target language will ensure a balance between the intended language and the language which the students prefer to speak. Moreover, there are certain aspects of code-switching which may hinder the education of students and that may lead to negative consequences (Moodley, 2013:75). If a teacher is monolingual, they will not be able to code-switch in a multilingual classroom. Children will not be able to understand certain concepts that are unfamiliar to them. The teacher will struggle to have their class in active learning; students will not be actively engaging with their coursework that is provided.
When teachers plan their lesson in a good way, they can provide their students with multi of resources that may help them a lot. With the help of raising questions, some guidance, flexibility, knowing how to stimulate the students and having their attention to participate will make the lesson perfect. Good teachers should make the lesson meaningful by using any possible mean to make the lesson easier and more interesting. They should prepare the methods in which they will explain the subject. If the material is not clear, an effective teacher can reproduce the material to suit his or her students (Moreno,
Having an accent is something totally normal and is should not be seen as lack of knowledge about the language. What is important is to have a pronunciation that is objective enough for the listener to not be confused. Among native English language speakers there is a wide variety of accents even in the same country or state, so we should care less about students having an accent, we must focus on improving their pronunciation. But overall this, we must focus on having them speaking. In order to so, me have to provide meaningful activities where students can engage and feel safe to be able to speak.
Being in front of a group of people implies a lot of preparation to deal with different kinds of learners, being flexible, adapting activities according to students’ needs, designing different materials, planning a meaningful and pleasant lesson in order for learning to occur. Good teachers have to perform different roles such as model, monitor, guide, controller, assessor or tutor, during the lesson according to the situation. As a result, good teachers need to objectively control, motivate, evaluate, guide, respect, give acceptable information, to the students and make them know they are important in the learning process so that lead students to correctly communicate in English, not only in the classroom but outside of
There are pros of sending a child to school because of having a teacher who is able to choose materials relevant to the learners, feedback is given directly as learners are able to communicate with the teacher and show understanding. To ensure effective learning experience methods such as small group discussions are beneficial,
There are different strategies that can be used by the teachers for effective class management among which the most significant is clearly setting out the format of lessons. This is done with the help of setting objectives and aims, giving regular positive feedback, reviewing the learning outcomes and giving an in depth summary and final exercise to the students. While on the other hand, the teacher can also make use of rubrics for understanding the abilities of students. The teachers can also make use of self-reflection as the strategy for class management because it helps the students in analysing their own learning and development abilities. With the help of this strategy, the teacher would be able to determine the pros and cons of each