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4. The 2 nd language is used to express needs, explain reasons and interpret instructions. 2. Communication is related to content 1. It is the content and not the form that is of interest to the child. 2. The NEED is the motivation of the language. 3. The natural motivation for learning structure derives from the children’s needs in the circumstances u create. 4. It is important to use the 2 nd language as the language of instruction. 5. Code switching is allowed in a multicultural classroom environment. 3. Communication will at first not be without mistakes - These mistakes should be ignored; less corrections inhibit the enthusiasm of the speaker. It is important to allow the speaker to speak freely no matter how imperfect the language maybe.
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5 4. Communication may also be verbal or nonverbal A child begins communicating at birth. From the very beginning a child starts engaging in 2 way communication by giving and receiving both verbal and non verbal msgs. While children can communicate without words they can make their feelings known as language skill develop. by the time they begin to use words children have already spent some time practicing the non verbal elements of their communication skills What criteria would you use to select a poem for a Grade 2 class? May2013(8), oct2010(13) pg63 1. Consider the interest and abilities of the learners. Young learners love ‘action’ poems than descriptive poems. Select descriptive poems with great care when presenting them to learners in the junior primary class. 2. It must suit the selected theme 3. choose what YOU like – it is difficult to present a poem with enthusiasm if you do not like the poem 4. make sure the poem is short and rhythmic 5. include humorous poem and rhymes for sheer pleasure There are certain advantages to bilingualism. Discuss any four of such advantages oct 2012(8), oct2011(10), jan2011(10), may2012(10) Pg 5 a)social advantages 1. Getting to know people from different languages and cultures makes it more likely that people will learn to understand and respect one another. 2. Speaking a 2 nd language thus generates mutual linguistic and cultural interest. b) Cognitive advantages 1. Research shows that people who speak more than 1 language do better in school. 2. Reason being, they have more fully developed cognitive abilities. c) Internationalism 1. If a person is able to speak more than 1 language, access to other parts of the world and parts of their own country is made easier. d) Information technology 1. Being able to speak a second language could be useful to bring the world into the classroom. 2. Learners could be trained to use an additional language to access the internet and bring a wide range of info into their lives. The success of the TPR approach depends to a large extent on how the teacher uses this approach in second language teaching.
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  • Summer '18
  • Second language acquisition, Tpr

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