State or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns . More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology , awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event.
explicit knowledge about language, and conscious perception and sensitivity in language learning, language teaching and language use .
good knowledge about language, a conscious understanding of how languages work, of how people learn them and use them.
(Cognitivist learning theory)
As a prerequisite for the restructuring of the learner’s mental representation of the language, some degree of conscious awareness is necessary
Explicit focus on the rules of the system
Help learners uncover gaps in their knowledge
Attention: Pay attention, alert, interested, involved and curious- features of target skill
Noticing: Conscious registering of the occurrence of some event. When do you notice things of language?
- make connections
- absence of something
- noticing the gap
Understanding: no awareness without understanding, recognition of general rules, principles or patterns
THE CELLPHONE AGE
Do you have a cellphone? Yes, No/Why?
What functions does your cellphone provide?
Match the word with the correct meaning.
indispensable __large inconvenient size
the preserve of __be as good as
Bulky __not noticing
rival __suitable only for
bemoan __very important
oblivious __complain about
Why did you choose your particular cell phone? Does it have any functions that you never use?
How do you think cellular phones will change in the coming years?
Do you think you have good ‘cell phone manners’? Can you give any examples?
In what places is cell phone usage banned? Do you agree with this?
Choose one of the following populations and design a cellphone for them
Choose a topic and plan a set of activities to teach a specialized language