Role Play In School

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I let my students repeat the appropriate vocabulary for the animals and the baby animals throughout as part of my activities. Research shows that these are their mother tongue absorption years and they should be exposed to as much vocabulary as possible, even in an informal way such as this. My students retain a surprising amount of vocabulary at the end of the year because they are exposed to new words continually.

3. TPR: Role Play
Role play is not only a fun exercise for children, moreover it is beneficial in child development. It helps to shape a child’s physical development, creativity, confidence, communication skills and problem solving ability. As previously discusses, Piaget (1936) describes children in the preoperational stage
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The researcher aimed to determine the methods and approaches used by kindergarten teachers in their classrooms, and the viewpoints of the teachers on their approaches (Patel&Waller, University of Central Lancashire, 2010). The research findings pointed out that the teachers from these four schools all use a number of different methods in class. The most popular methods amongst the teachers surveyed where, the Narrative Method, Chalk and Talk and the Unit Test Method. The Narrative Method involves telling stories, and teachers pointed out that this is identifies as a key way of engaging young learners. The Chalk and Talk method is a traditional teaching method where the teacher makes use of a blackboard to write and explain information to students. One of the teacher’s surveyed said that she relies heavily on the chalk and talk method and that this was her main teaching style (Patel&Waller, University of Central Lancashire, 2010). The most popular approach amongst the ESL teachers in the schools surveyed was the Unit Test Method. This method is textbook based with the main emphasis on students’ knowledge being tested. Teachers basically follow the content of the textbooks when teaching, in order to test the learners on listening and writing skills. According to the teachers, the books give methodical directions to follow, with the aim of developing all four language skills including grammar, vocabulary and communication. It encourages teachers to engage students in group work, however some teachers confessed that they could not successfully manage group/pair work activities due to large class sizes and instead opted to work with the class as a whole (Patel&Waller, University of Central Lancashire,

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