Research Paper On Beginner Level Young Learners

This paper covers the explanations of my lesson plan for 6-8 years old complete beginner level young learners. In this essay I explain why I chose the topic family and friends vocabulary, why I structured my lesson in the way I have, what my activities would contribute towards my aims, how I plan to deal with the possible problems during my lesson, why I chose those activities and why I didn’t chose the other activities I considered to use.

I’ve chosen the scenario two (young learners) and as a topic teaching family and friends vocabulary. First of all when I was the two scenarios since I’ve done some lessons with young learners, I directly considered working with young learners again. But the scenario is based on the learners who don’t know
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I know all the vocabulary I teach should be useful for learners. In general, time should be spent on high frequency words or words that fill a language need that the learners have. (Nation & Newton, 1997) As Camaron (2001) explains young learners of a second/foreign language are still building their first language vocabulary, which is tied up their contextual development. That’s why the number of the vocabulary I teach in a lesson is also important. Approximately three to five words should be taught in one lesson. For my lesson I chose 4 high frequency family member words which are mother, father, sister and brother. I tried to put variety of fun activities to contribute my aim. Because young learners’ attention spot is so short it’s important to make use of the activities that can motivate the learners and take their attention. Games and song are perfect for this aim. While they’re helping teacher to engage learners in lesson easier, they also help students to learn faster. So to create more enjoyable, flexible and effective lesson I used games and song. These games and song help to create meaning context for the practice. To make my students ready for production I used games as controlled and guided practice. While choosing my games I paid attention the interaction they will contribute …show more content…
If one my activities wouldn’t work I would use another activity they’d be interested in. A teacher should always have Plan B. So before the class I also think about pack-up activities. It also helps to fill the time if my plan ends earlier than expected. Another reason of the activities wouldn’t work might be the complicated instructions. If that’s the case I also work on giving simpler and clear instructions. With foreseeing these possible problems I didn’t use some of the activities I considers to add this plan. For example I wanted to use jumbled-up letters to make them familiar with the written form. But for their proficiency level even in their language it would be a hard task for them. Another activity that I wanted to use was Bingo game. Instead Bingo game I chose to use Stop and Touch game which would enable more interaction and action in the classroom. If my students would know how to read and write, the activities I design would differ in the way they would practice reading and writing skills

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