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Bienvenidos a nuestro sitio virtual de la UNIVERSIDAD MAGISTER en Slide Share donde podrá encontrar los resultados de importantes trabajos de investigación prácticos producidos por nuestros profesionales. Esperamos que estos Mares Azules que les ponemos a su disposición sirvan de base para otras investigaciones y juntos cooperemos en el Desarrollo Económico y Social de Costa Rica y otras latitudes.

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THE USE OF LUDIC ACTIVITIES TO ENCOURAGE  ENGLISH LEARNING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL THE USE OF LUDIC ACTIVITIES TO ENCOURAGE ENGLISH LEARNING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL Presentation Transcript

  • MAGISTER UNIVERSITY “The Use of Ludic Activities to Encourage English Learning at the High School Level” Bach. Ma.del Carmen Díaz M. Bach. Vivian Martínez B.
  • GENERAL ASPECTS • The growth of the world has increased the society demands. • Costa Rican educative system is living a crisis. • The inclusion of English as a second language demands an effective and successful process. • Teachers’ motivation towards students’ needs.
  • OBJECTIVE • To promote students’ interest and participation through the use of ludic activities in English Teaching. View slide
  • ¨LUDIC ACTIVITIES¨ Refers to : ¨Dynamic strategies that promote active learning involving students in doing things out of the routine and thinking about what they are doing¨ View slide
  • BENEFITS OF LUDIC ACTIVITIES • • • • Affective Cognitive Class dynamics Adaptability The use of games in class time. Importance of fun and relaxing atmosphere.
  • TYPE OF INVESTIGATION • It is focused on a qualitative research. • The purpose : To collect information and data about the results of the research for the improvement of the English teaching methodologies.
  • VARIABLES • Lack of ludic activities in English teaching. • Teachers’ academic formation and teaching experience. • Effectiveness of the English language from high school.
  • Graphic Analysis of Students Graphic #4: Activities that I like in the English class. 5% Tejar, El Guarco, Cartago. November 2010. 11% 35% 49% Playing Talking Listening Reading
  • Graphic #8: What kind of activities does your teacher use? Tejar, El Guarco, Cartago. 3.33% November, 2010. 0% 6.66% 10% 5% 18.33% 16.66% Visual aids Readings Games Books Photocopies Dialogues Role plays Expositions 80%
  • Graphic #9: I suggest to the teacher... Tejar, El Guarco, Cartago. 10% November 2010. 13.33% Less use of the board Speak more in English Use more visual aids 61.66% 15% Not use only book Apply more dynamic activities 13.33%
  • Graphic Analysis of Teachers Graphic #4: In your opinion, what is the biggest difficulty (if any) to teach it? Tejar, El Guarco, Cartago. November 2010. 30% 40% Time Syllabus Sources 10% Students interest Amount of students 40% 30%
  • Graphic #6: Before taking part in this research, had you ever used any ludic activities in your lessons? Tejar, El Guarco, Cartago. November 2010. 0% 20% Always Sometimes Almost never 80%
  • Graphic # 9: Which positive aspects provoke in students learning? Tejar, El Guarco, Cartago. November 2010. 20% Better scores 40% Successful learning 30% Catch students attention 40% Establish a closed and nice relationship between teacherstudent
  • CONCLUSIONS ABOUT STUDENTS’ SURVEYS • For question number three “Activities that I like in the English class”, the majority of the students assert about two activities; talking and listening. • For question number eight ““What kind of activities does your teacher use?”, it is clear from the students answer, the use of the traditional material.
  • • For question number nine “I suggest to the teacher to…”, certainly it is concluded that the students suggest to the teachers “apply more dynamic activities”.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT STUDENTS’ SURVEYS • For question number three“Activities that I like in the English class”, as teachers it is essential to realize what kind of activities students like. • For question number seven “Your teacher uses activities during the English class…” facing the consideration of the students who qualify the activities “boring”, it is recommended the use of different activities, techniques and strategies.
  • • For question number ten ¨Ludic activities contribute to motivate and improve academic performance and learning in the second Language Acquisition because¨ , students think about the benefits of the ludic activities for a better academic performance in the acquisition of a second language.
  • CONCLUSIONS ABOUT TEACHERS’ SURVEYS • For question number four ¨ In your opinion, what is the biggest difficulty (if any) to teach it?¨, it is concluded that there is a variety of troubles when teaching English. • For question number six ¨ Before taking part in this research, had you ever used any ludic activities in your lessons?¨, it is important to mention that most of the teachers apply the use of playful activities sometimes.
  • • For question number nine ¨ Which positive aspects do ludic activities provoke in students learning?¨, it is concluded that teachers consider ludic activities positive aspects which facilitate the students’ learning process.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT TEACHERS’ SURVEYS • For question number four ¨ In your opinion, what is the biggest difficulty (if any) to teach it? ¨, it is suggested to The MEP to think on certain changes to improve English teaching. • For question number six ¨ Before taking part in this research, had you ever used any ludic activities in your lessons?¨, it is recommended for teachers to look and search for new techniques.
  • • For question number nine ¨ Which positive aspects do ludic activities provoke in students learning?¨, it is suggested that the educative institutions focus on the importance of adopting strategies which improve the teaching quality. • About the teachers’ formation it is suggested to the universities which have the challenge to prepare English teachers to improve the programs in two important aspects.
  • PROPOSAL GENERAL OBJECTIVE • To contribute in the improvement of the English teaching lessons with ludic activities.
  • SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES • To establish the importance of using ludic activities in English teaching for a successful learning. • To suggest some ludic strategies, techniques and activities for developing the four skills in English teaching. • To appoint some recommendations in order to get better results when playful activities are used.
  • PURPOSE To make conscious about the need of using ludic activities to get an effective learning when teaching English for high school students: • Be proficient in the process of teaching English. • The promotion of a favorable environment of learning. • To improve students’ skills without been bored.
  • EXAMPLES
  • • • • • Telephone Running dictation Listen to a song Listen a story • • • • Listening • • • • Write now! Run and Write Write a dairy Describe pictures Speaking Writing The Hot Seat Spin the coin Role play Speeches Reading • Sentence Jumble • Janken Slap • News Papers and magazines • Free readings
  • ¨In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play¨ Friedrich Nietzsche (Philosopher, poet)