The total physical response and the direct method, categorized under the communicative approach, are the most effective methods for teaching english to children between 6 and 12 years old

Flores Ruano, Laura Cristina and Catalina Juárez García, Claudia Victoria and Pacas Torres, Tania Lisseth (2009) The total physical response and the direct method, categorized under the communicative approach, are the most effective methods for teaching english to children between 6 and 12 years old. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

The rapid development of a demanding society needs systems that offer an education of better quality, in which the learner is considered the most important, where there is participation, motivation and above all an education that assure a good future to the students. It means that students require important transformations in the process of teaching -learning. The English language has been and seems that will continue being, for the moment, the fundamental means for the international communication in all the spheres. The limited capacity of using the language will impede the access to all the volume of information that is generated everywhere to a great velocity. The knowledge of the English language acquires a crucial importance for the future professional life. The present essay contains: a) Objectives that delimit the advantages and principles of Total Physical Response and The Direct Method in order to get children to learn English unconsciously. b) The justification that presents the importance of making teachers to use the appropriate methodology to teach English to children. c) The methodology applied. This argues about the methods that are considered the most appropriate in teaching English to children. It describes the advantages and positive experiences on the part of the teachers, which will serve of great support. It contains important information about the learning theories which are the foundation for each method discussed. Besides, it presents some of the most representative proponents and principles as well as some of the techniques used in both methods. Through the following essay teachers in charge of this research will know more in depth the strategies that are used in each method, which will contribute to enrich the current pedagogical practice with the purpose of helping students to achieve the objective to acquire the English language. d) Conclusion: It shows advantages and ideas in order to have a successful learning and teaching process. e) Recommendations: It recommends teachers to be updated with appropriate techniques and strategies in order to get children involved in the process of learning a second language in a natural way.f) Bibliography: This presents the different books and internet sites used for investigating on the topic. g) Appendices: It contains documents such as lesson plans, a class progress record, pictures and information about the method used nowadays in the Berlitz Academies, photos of some defenders of the theories and some photos with the teachers applying both methods.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enseñanza del idioma inglés
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Msc Carlos Ferrer
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 14:49
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 14:53
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/20627

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