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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Ed.) - University of Birmingham, School of Education.

StatementAlison Holbrook.
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  (). ‘Value added’ modern languages teaching in the classroom: an investigation into how teachers' use of classroom target language can aid pupils' communication skills. The Language Learning Journal: Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. Cited by: Teachers in our sample appear to recognise local languages or Kiswahili as important for instruction. The use of code-switching as a communication and teaching strategy reflects observations from. There is no reason at all why student teachers, for example, should not investigate, possibly in a quite informal way, one of the topics suggested : Michael Stubbs. Pupil grouping is often presented as a polemical debate between setting and mixed-ability teaching. The research evidence suggests that schools show a much wider range of grouping practices that vary with age of pupils (especially at transition into secondary schools) and curricular area.

teaching materials occupies a great space of instructors‘ thinking. The purpose of learning a foreign language is to be able to benefit from using it in the real world, in real situations. Therefore, most of the language teachers think whether it is enough to teach the language using the course book tasks. 3. Group Investigation: − Students Placed in Teams of Three to Six to Investigate/Solve Problems. − Groups should be Heterogeneous. − Teacher’s Role to Facilitate Investigation and Maintain the Cooperative Effort. − Students Develop: Group Goals, Assigning Individual Responsibilities, and Completing Projects. Traditionally, in most situations in the classroom, either the teacher or the pupil is passive. But in a dialogic classroom pupils actively engage and teachers constructively intervene. 7. Introduce a ‘talk charter’ At the beginning of the year, the teacher discusses with pupils why they feel talk is . Investigations engage pupils in active learning to explore a particular topic or problem. Investigations may be related to enquiry based learning, and sometimes used synonymously, but we would normally consider enquiry based learning more open ended, involving higher order reasoning and perhaps high level dialogue in group work contexts, where in investigations such group talk might be more.

The small group work (ta) nature of this task allows teachers to share ideas, and attempt to conceptualise two different types of differentiation, also encourages teachers to share practice s in differentiation. Teachers are first asked to consider differentiation ‘by task’ by thinking about self-sustaining activities which pupils could manage with little support. b) Teacher-Pupil Interaction: Mbozi () allude to teacher-pupil interaction as a factor that affects academic performance of learners. By this he referred to situations where the teacher would use abusive language, threatens learners or shouts at them for various reasons. This resulted in the. The Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approaches require that learners actively participate by sharing ideas, speaking freely, thus every speaker plays the role of listener and speaker (Tuan and Mai, ). According to English language scholars, use of learner-centered classroom activities including group. PDF | This paper examines the influence Kiswahili and local languages have on the instruction of English. Specifically it examines how languages exposed | Find, read and cite all the research.