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Phd proposal defense

  1. 1. E-POSTER PRESENTATION MPhild/Phd By Mrs R Poloogadoo
  2. 2. RESEARCH TITLE “The problems and prospects of teaching Telugu as a second language in Mauritius”
  3. 3. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM • Telugu language is the ancestral language of the Telugu people in Mauritius • Not their mother tongue (L1) • Taught as a second language • very much less exposure to this language
  4. 4. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM • Optional subject – many parents and students do not show much interest in this subject • Many students lack the necessary proficiency and competence to communicate effectively in Telugu
  5. 5. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM • There is a lack of facilities like -teaching materials (textbooks) -dictionaries -well-furnished library -exposure through the media • All these might contribute to make TL teaching difficult and challenging
  6. 6. AIMS OF THIS STUDY • To highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the teaching Telugu as a second language in Mauritius • To help teachers and students in their endeavour
  7. 7. OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY • To identify the difficulties that teachers encounter in the teaching process • To determine the learning difficulties of the Telugu students • To find solutions for these difficulties • To investigate the methodology which is being used to teach Telugu in Mauritius
  8. 8. THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS • What are the problems that teachers face while teaching Telugu? • What are the problems that students face while learning Telugu? • What is the impact of these problems on the teaching and learning process?
  9. 9. THE RESEARCH QUESTIONS • How are these problems being met? • What are the effective ways and means to deal with these problems? • What are the prospects of teaching Telugu as a second language in Mauritius?
  10. 10. LITERATURE REVIEW • Still reading and exploring the existing works related to my research topics • Come across other researches done in the field of English, French • Need to read more and review other works on Telugu as a second language
  11. 11. METHODOLOGY • The methods which I will use for my research project are: the qualitative approach the quantitative approach
  12. 12. SAMPLING • Purposive • Target group – the students of 8 secondary schools and 2 MGI colleges All the secondary schools Telugu teachers 20
  13. 13. RESEARCH METHODS • Survey method • Documentary and content analysis - to evaluate the Telugu textbooks
  14. 14. DATA COLLECTION TOOLS • • • • Interview survey questionnaire Observation triangulation
  15. 15. DATA ANALYSIS • The techniques to be used for managing data are: coding, annotating, labelling, selection, summary
  16. 16. DATA INTERPRETATION • In order to make sense of the data, charts, graphs and concept maps will be used • a critical friend will be consulted in order to get other perspectives
  17. 17. FINDINGS The findings will be discussed The report will be written
  18. 18. EXPECTED OUTCOMES • The findings of this research are intended to make an original contribution to research • beneficial to teachers, students and other stakeholders
  19. 19. EXPECTED OUTCOMES • The problems/challenges that teachers face while teaching Telugu will come to light • The findings will show the impact of these problems/challenges on the teachers and the students • This research will reveal the effective ways and means to deal with these problems/challenges
  20. 20. TEACHERS • Will come to know whether the teaching approaches they have been using are appropriate or not • Understand their students better • Be able to plan learning activities according to their abilities, needs and styles • Be able to select appropriate materials • Will be in a better position to apply better evaluation techniques • Motivated to teach Telugu
  21. 21. STUDENTS • Will get well-equipped teachers • Increase their motivation to learn Telugu • Their language proficiency will increase and will be able to express themselves • Can expect good results
  22. 22. OTHER STAKEHOLDERS • This study will inform the curriculum planners about the needs of the Telugu curriculum • Inform the government and the NCCRD about the need to design textbooks in Telugu • They will realize the importance of preservice training to develop teacher competency and expertise
  23. 23. OTHER STAKEHOLDERS • Organization of pedagogical club for collegial sharing • The Telugu socio-cultural institutions will be more aggressive in their endeavour to preserve and promote Telugu language and culture • Heads of school will provide a conducive learning environment – producing good quality results
  24. 24. CONCLUSION • Telugu teaching is a challenge • This is a small attempt on my part -to find the problems in teaching Telugu in Mauritius and -provide possible suggestions to improve the situation
  25. 25. THANK YOU

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