Teaching Speaking (Finger plays (Simple chant and rhymes with hand of…
Simple chant and rhymes with hand of finger motions.
Children learn to say contain language that is repetitive
Children can make up their own verse or versions of songs and finger-plays.
Give children an opportunity to take a known pattern and put their own twist to it.
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
Value of connecting real-life situations
Use language to communicate and convey meaning such as asking a parent for help
Positive - Fluency
Negative - Not accuracy
CLT with childeren
Role-play - playing the role of an adult or grown-up.
Gives them a chance to rehearse different language that they will use later on in life
It is necessary to consider the type of language that children need in order to communicate in specific situations
Development speaking skills
Mean Length of Utterances (MLU)
The expectations for speaking for children should be tailored to their development
The number of morphemes found in a sample of a child's utterences
Pronunciation and young learners
Children sometimes have difficulty articulating specific phonemes and need articulation therapy
Overgeneralization of errors
Children have a tendency to overgeneralize grammar rules
Form and Meaning
Classroom techniques and activities
Audiolingual Method (ALM)
habits based on the patterns of language
can easily be adapted
can be dull and boring - try to personalize the content
Use pictures, repeat sentence, choral response
Grammatically controlled scripts
Using puppets to introduce dialogues
Feel more comfortable and fun
Do the activity together so they know clearly what they are expected to do