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Oral Presentation I

  1. 1. Presenter : Yi-Chun Vivian Tsai Instructor : Dr. Pi-Ying Teresa Hsu March 23, 2009 Teachers' use of English in communicative German language classrooms: A qualitative analysis
  2. 2. <ul><li>Kraemer, A. (2006). Teachers' use of English in communicative German language classrooms: A qualitative analysis. ProQuest Education Journals, 39 (3), 435-450. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Content I. Introduction II. Methodology III. Results & Discussion IV. Conclusion V. Reflection
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to examine the amount and the purpose of English used by TAs in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to investigate the language switching by native speakers(NSs) and nonnative speakers(Non-NSs) of the foreign language </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Research question 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Do native and nonnative German TAs use English in beginning language classrooms? </li></ul>Introduction The results of this study reveal that English was used in all classrooms observed.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Research question 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Do native and nonnative German TAs use English to extent and functions? </li></ul>Introduction In this respect, as well as when considering that all TAs did use English to some extent and functions .
  7. 7. Introduction <ul><li>Hypothesis 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be a fair amount of English in the classroom despite recommendations of the textbook and departmental guidelines. </li></ul></ul>CONFIRMED
  8. 8. Introduction <ul><li>Hypothesis 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Novice TAs will utilize English more than experienced TAs. </li></ul></ul>CONFIRMED NS TAs only
  9. 9. Introduction <ul><li>Hypothesis 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Native English TAs will use more English than nonnative English TAs. </li></ul></ul>CONFIRMED
  10. 10. Introduction <ul><li>Hypothesis 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The use of English can be attributed to specific functions. </li></ul></ul>CONFIRMED
  11. 11. Methodology 5 TAs 3 : 2 3 experienced TAs 5 foreign language methods courses 3 GFL courses in Germany Participants Amount NSs : Non-NSs Teaching Experience Courses
  12. 12. Methodology
  13. 13. Results & Discussion <ul><li>Number of occurrences of different functions for the TAs’ use of English in the classroom </li></ul>
  14. 14. Results & Discussion Classroom management and administrative vocabulary Translation Repetition or explanation to prevent and remedy students' lack of comprehension Talking to individual students
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Implication 1 </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a set of classroom management and administrative vocabulary terms and expressions in German for TAs and Ss to use. </li></ul>To reduce the amount of English in the particular classrooms under investigation.
  16. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Implication 2 </li></ul><ul><li>A good foundation in relevant teacher coursework seems to be beneficial. </li></ul>TAs should complete methodology coursework prior to their first teaching experience.
  17. 17. Reflection
  18. 18. Thanks for your attention!
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