Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language Research Paper by Mr Educator

Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language
An analysis of two classroom events using a discourse analysis model.
# 147110 | 4,787 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | GB
Published on Feb 24, 2011 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory) , Education (ESL)

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This paper sets out to analyze two classroom events, applying the Sinclair and Coulthard's 'Initiation-Response-Follow-up' model (IRF) and some classroom interaction criteria in order to compare both interactions and their effect on students and how the instructors might be helped to improve their effectiveness. The paper goes on the explain that some discourse directly follows the IRF model although variations should be made to maximize the amount of students' input. The classroom exchanges are presented in table form and an explanatory figure is also included.

The Discourse Analysis Model
The Lesson Data and Classroom Interaction
Question Types
Teacher Explanations
Teacher Corrections
Inputs and interaction
Modified Interaction
Student Involvement and Comprehension Input
Turn-allocation Behavior
Student Talk
The Value of Small Group Talk
Evaluation of Pedagogical Implications

From the Paper:

''My new professional role is to work within a government educational reform process and mentor and train teachers in a boys school in the United Arab Emirates. None of them have a teaching degree nor have they benefited from any kind of professional development in the course of their career at the school. They are all from Arab countries and my particular interest is working with the English instructors.
''The role of the EFL teacher is generally thought of in terms of preparing learners to use English outside the classroom. Nunan' (1987) argues that the style of language used in the classroom environment may seriously influence a student's ability to cope with real life communication needs.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allwright, R.L. and Bailey, K.M. (1991) Focus on the language classroom: an introduction to classroom research for language teachers. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • Krashen, S.D. (1982) Principles and practice in second language acquisition. New York, Prentice Hall.
  • Krashen, S.D. (1988) Second language acquisition and second language learning. New York, Prentice Hall International.
  • Nunan, D. (1992) Research Methods in Language Learning. Cambridge, London, Cambridge University Press.
  • Seedhouse, P. (1996) L2 Classroom Interaction: Possibilities and Impossibilities. English Language Teaching Journal V50 (1), pp. 16-24.

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Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language (2011, February 24) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/effectiveness-of-teaching-and-learning-english-as-a-foreign-language-147110/

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