Teaching beginners without translation

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Долгое время перевод являлся и зачастую продолжает оставаться основным методом объяснения значения новых слов и грамматики на уроках. Но можно ли учить иностранному языку, не прибегая к переводу и не …

Долгое время перевод являлся и зачастую продолжает оставаться основным методом объяснения значения новых слов и грамматики на уроках. Но можно ли учить иностранному языку, не прибегая к переводу и не боясь, что студенты ничего не поймут? Наш ответ — да, и на этом семинаре мы поговорим о преимуществах такого подхода и продемонстрируем, как можно эффективно и с удовольствием учить без перевода с самого первого урока.
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  • 1. Teaching beginners without translation Olga Goncharova CELTA, DELTA, COLT, Cambridge Examiner CELTA Trainer, IHC YLT Trainer, TKT: Trainer (3 Modules, Practical, TKT: YL) © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 2. Arguments against using translation• More English input and as a result, more student output• Students are trained to “think” in English• Some concepts are hard to translate in one word, but from a context they are clear• Translation might be considered as a waste of valuable lesson time: students expect a lot of English, especially in a non-English environment © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 3. Survey resultsIt is useful if the Beginners Intermediate Advancedteacher uses L1 when:1. explaining new 25 35 18 words2. explaining grammar 31 7 03. explaining differences between 27 4 6 L1 and L2 grammar4. giving instructions 3 9 0 © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 4.  We like pancakes. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 5. • I like pancakes with honey.
  • 6. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 7.  My daughter likes pancakes with chocolate. She likes pancakes with chocolate. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 8. For successful presentation you should:• Create a clear context• Use visuals• Base the presentation on what students know (ex. Past Simple on the basis of Present Simple)• Use simple language (Level +1)• Tolerate errors• Allow the use of Russian occasionally• Encourage students to use English and praise them for their efforts © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 9. Classroom language• Use repetitive phrases for instructions• Teach students a range of classroom language, leave the posters with useful classroom language on the walls• Reduce your teacher talking time (TTT), keep it simple (Level+1)• Demonstrate how to do activities, use your body language © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 10. Pictures to illustrate instructions © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 11. Possible problems and solutions • Longer time is spent on • Use visuals clarifying language • Use concise language • Use a clear context • Students’ expectations • Create a stress-free and fears environment • Praise students © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  • 12. BKC-IH Teacher Training Centre E-mail: t-training@bkc.ru Tel: (495) 2340314 www.bkc.ru © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012