TEACHING ENGLISH FOR
1.1.Children´s ability to grasp meaning
Cecilia Maller, 2014
Children (Ch) understand what they listen before
understanding individual words.
How to help ch. to understand unknown words and phrases:
- Facial expressions
- Actions and circumstances
IF THEY UNDERSTAND MESSAGE…
THEY UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE
To maintain this first source of understanding is a fundamental
part of human communication.
Highly developed ability in primary for this, but difficult for them
to follow purely verbal instructions and info.
How do we know it´s not working? They get it wrong.
Ch. have interpreting skills ability to understand
That´s how they learn new words ,concepts and expressions in L1.
How do they learn a new lg.?
Ch. call on same skills to interpret new:
sounds, words and
WHAT TO DO TO SUPPORT
AND DEVELOP THIS?
Use: gestures, intonation, demonstration, actions, facial
To convey meaning of what said.
Great skill in producing meaningful lg. from limited sources.