The Importance Of Classroom Communication

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Researchers of applied linguistics have stated that using unusual methods at teaching (for example humor and playful talk) can make a huge change in efficient learning. To prove this statement, a lot of investigators did theoretical and empirical researches. Waring (2013) in her article made a test and analyzed the results. Her data came from the USA, where they observed female adult in an ESL (English as Second Language) program. They came from different countries; thus they have distinct cultural perception. The author found out that identity influences the pupils’ participations in ’playful talk’ in second language classes. In playful talk it is allowed to the students to change roles, to make jokes during the classes. She claims that it…show more content…
According to him there are two types of conversation. First, there is mundane conversation, which is not formal, so it is between friends, family members The other one is called institutional conversation. Language lounge is a place where second language learners can go to practice the language with people whose mother tongue is the language that the pupils learn. The native speaker corrects the learners’ mistakes as he/she would be a teacher. The author discusses how turn-taking is done in language lounges and in school. Butterfield proved that if someone do not want to participate in the conversation as the others, it can be traced back to the classroom communication. In his study, he found out that in school there will be always students whom the teacher rarely chooses to speak. Thereby, these students will not be able to learn the language as much as the others and they will not be able to communicate in real life in their second…show more content…
They based their research on a recent study that shows that using unusual methods in classrooms have a lot of positive aspects, thus they would like to prove these positive aspects in controlled writing. In their research 41 female learners participated. They studied a private school and they were 15-18 years old. They selected the learners into two groups: one of them took part in the participation, the other group continued to learn in the classic way, then they matched the results. The participants had to take a test after the research, and the results showed that using play in learning helps the pupils to acquire the language better. Their solution to the problem is similar to the others: they offered to use these new, unusual methods in teaching because in this way students will pay more attention to language learning. They also suggest to the book writers to put exercises in the books in order to make it more interesting to the
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