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Teacher and Child Talk in Pre-school English Class
Education , 2012, DOI: 10.5923/j.edu.20120207.15
Abstract: With globalization, the importance of English for young learners has been widely acknowledged in Indonesia in recent years and this is further enhanced by people’s belief in early English education - the sooner their young children learn English the better. Therefore, many people send their young children to pre-schools that provide English from the first year of schooling. Today, a lot of pre-schools are running English programs that have attracted many parents to send their young children to the schools. This paper describes features of teacher and child talk in teaching English at one pre-school. The study was conducted in SatyaParahita pre-school, in Salatiga. The participant of the study was the English teacher at the school. The data for the study were collected from several classroom observations that were audio-recorded and then transcribed. The analysis of the data shows that the teacher used a variety of interactional moves in teaching young learners and that the teacher’s feedback shows different functions which support learning in different ways. The paper concludes with implications for early English instruction for young learners.
Communicative Teacher Talk in the English Classroom  [cached]
Xuelian Lei
English Language Teaching , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/elt.v2n1p75
Abstract: Communicative approach has become popular in ELT in recent years. Good teacher talk lays focus on how effectively it could promote genuine communication in the classroom. In this essay, communicative teacher talk is studied, and its features are explored based on authentic classroom transcripts, and a summary of the existing problems is provided.
On College English Teacher’s Training and Creativity  [cached]
Shuying An
Asian Social Science , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v7n6p199
Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the interpretations of the term “teacher”, as well as the implications for course content and design, and for the formal qualifications that might be thought appropriate for a “teacher”. It also discusses some problems existing in college English teachers themselves in China, and then calls for the urgent need for teacher training. The teacher plays a very important role in ELT (English Language Teaching) and ELL (English Language Learning). Therefore, if we want to apply creativity teaching in ELT, the first and most important thing to do is arouse the teachers’ creativity. The teachers themselves should try to improve their quality and use some teaching strategies to better their teaching effect and should also have creative mind to arrange active tasks and activities to arouse students’ interests and to cultivate their creativity.
Study on Balance and Improvement of College English Class in China  [PDF]
Junhong Tang, Jiancheng Wang
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.29043
Abstract: Considering the current problems in English class, \"5C\" strategies, cooperation, competition, consideration, creativeness and continuity are used to balance and improve the English class in China on the basis of some fundamentals like “Symbiotic Effect”, “Niche”, “Zone of the Optimum” and “Flowerpots Effect”. Meanwhile, it is also very important and urgent to offer opportunities of further study for English teachers in order to balance and improve the English class according to “Edge Effect”.
On Hourglass Model of Poetry Teaching in College English Class in China
Zeyuan Hu
Journal of Language Teaching and Research , 2010, DOI: 10.4304/jltr.1.5.636-639
Abstract: Inspired by the Input and Affective Hypothesis by Krashen, Interaction hypothesis by Long and Comprehensible Output hypothesis by Swain and absorbing the quintessence of Littlewood’s teaching sequences principle and Adair-Hauck & Cumo-Johanssen’s “top-down” language instruction principle, the paper relates to the reality of college English teaching in China and presents a model of poetry teaching in CE classes. This model combines organically input and output, including receptive and productive phases, namely, activate, study practice, study focus, study focus, study practice, activate. During the whole process of teaching, the focus is gradually shifting from meaning to form, and then form to meaning. Interaction happens between the teacher and students, students and students. Activities include listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating and discussing are scientifically and systematically arranged and thus make the input and output well-connected and mutually promoting. The learning style may develop from teacher-guided learning to students’ autonomous learning.
An Exploration on Designing College English Listening Class  [cached]
Hongyu Wang
Journal of Language Teaching and Research , 2011, DOI: 10.4304/jltr.2.2.359-363
Abstract: Teaching listening, rather than “pushing button English” and testing later, involves a change in pattern, application of listening strategies, approaches application, and a variety of materials. Teaching listening will be going through three stages of classroom activities to help students to foster ability to understand and take notes on listening material—before, while and after listening. Extended post-listening after class autonomously is more fruitful in helping learners’ problems identified and tackled so as to improve students’ listening skill and strengthen students’ learning effect in listening class.
The Construction of an Ecological College English Class on the Basis of the Task-based Language Teaching Method
Junhua Ren
Theory and Practice in Language Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.4304/tpls.1.2.184-186
Abstract: The Chinese college English class is inharmonious; therefore the ecology of the class is imbalanced which can be identified in the unequal relationship between the teacher and the students, the imbalanced quantity of “input” and “output”. The inharmonious class will discourage students to acquire English. In order to solve the problem the task-based language teaching method is adopted to construct a balanced ecological English class
Time Well Spent in a Kindergarten Class:A Teacher’s Reflection on Using Talk to Learn  [cached]
Laura Hope-Southcott
Brock Education : a Journal of Educational Research and Practice , 2010,
Abstract: Recent changes in the Ontario curricular expectations for teaching and learning have led the author to re-examine some of her teaching practices, particularly in oral language learning. In this article, the author explores what learning through talk looks like, sounds like and feels like from the kindergarten teacher’s perspective. By inquiring into her own practice, drawing from the literature on classroom talk in the early years, and critically reflecting on vignettes of classroom talk as well as a teaching journal, the author as kindergarten teacher challenges her own assumptions about talk to gain a deeper understanding of its role in a kindergarten classroom. The vignettes, reflective writing and teaching journal act as signposts that map a growing understanding of talk as a tool for learning. These stories help to ground the discussion about talk in practice as well as theory, and provide insights into the challenges and opportunities of using talk for learning in kindergarten.
Time Well Spent in a Kindergarten Class:A Teacher’s Reflection on Using Talk to Learn
Laura Hope-Southcott
Brock Education : a Journal of Educational Research and Practice , 2010,
Abstract: Recent changes in the Ontario curricular expectations for teaching and learning have led the author to re-examine some of her teaching practices, particularly in oral language learning. In this article, the author explores what learning through talk looks like, sounds like and feels like from the kindergarten teacher’s perspective. By inquiring into her own practice, drawing from the literature on classroom talk in the early years, and critically reflecting on vignettes of classroom talk as well as a teaching journal, the author as kindergarten teacher challenges her own assumptions about talk to gain a deeper understanding of its role in a kindergarten classroom. The vignettes, reflective writing and teaching journal act as signposts that map a growing understanding of talk as a tool for learning. These stories help to ground the discussion about talk in practice as well as theory, and provide insights into the challenges and opportunities of using talk for learning in kindergarten.
Effects of Teacher’s Corrective Feedback on Accuracy in the Oral English of English-Majors College Students  [cached]
Ruili Chu
Theory and Practice in Language Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.4304/tpls.1.5.454-459
Abstract: In current English major college teaching in China, there is a common phenomenon that although many students have learned a great deal of grammatical knowledge and vocabulary, most of them are still unable to speak English accurately. The teaching method is has changed from focus on the grammar structure of language to task-based teaching or communicative teaching. However, these two methods, fluency of language is the main goal of teaching while accuracy is often overlooked. In recent years, corrective feedback, due to its potential role in facilitating oral English development, has become a hot research topic in second language acquisition abroad. Teachers’ corrective feedback is an indispensable part in foreign language teaching. With the occurrence of the theories of “Input Hypothesis” “ interaction Hypothesis” and “Noticing Hypothesis”, researchers have carried out studies on corrective feedback from various perspectives. This paper tries to solve the following questions: 1. Whether corrective feedback have a positive effect on improving oral English accuracy? 2. Two types of corrective feedback, which types have a better effect on English accuracy? 3. If corrective can improve oral English accuracy, but for the highmedium and low group of students, does it have the same improving effectiveness?
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