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Comparing Selected Modern Methods of Teaching English to Young Learners

Rokoszewska, Katarzyna

Comparing Selected Modern Methods of Teaching English to Young Learners

Series: Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes - Volume 372

Year of Publication: 2011

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 275 pp., num. tables and graphs
ISBN 978-3-631-61862-2 pb.  (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-653-02053-3 (eBook)

Weight: 0.370 kg, 0.816 lbs

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Book synopsis

The book presents the process of first and second language acquisition in children as well as the main principles of conventional and unconventional approaches and methods implemented in the general education as well as the language education of children. The long-term quantitative study described focused on the comparison of the results obtained by young learners taught English according to the Helen Doron Method in private courses and the results gained by young learners instructed according to the modern eclectic method at public primary school. The results were compared in such language areas and skills as vocabulary, grammar, language chunks, pronunciation, listening skill, speaking skill and a general level of language acquisition.

Contents

Contents: First and second language acquisition by children – Theories of child development – The role of age in second language acquisition (SLA) – Teaching English to young learners – Unconventional approaches like the Montessori method, Doman’s approach, Suzuki’s Mother Tongue Method, the Dennisons’ Educational Kinesiology, the Helen Doron Method.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Katarzyna Rokoszewska obtained her PhD degree at the University of Wroclaw (Poland) in 2007. She works at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Jan Długosz University in Czêstochowa (Poland). Her research interests include various aspects of second language acquisition and the methodology of teaching foreign languages, including teaching foreign languages to young learners.

Series

European University Studies. Series 21: Linguistics. Vol. 372