4.the significance of the way we check understanding

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4.the significance of the way we check understanding

  1. 1. T E A C H I N G E N G L I S H F O R P R I M A R Y E D U C A T I O N THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WAY WE CHECK UNDERSTANDING
  2. 2. USEFUL IDEAS • - We operate in L2 by taking risks of operating on partial info. • How? By guessing the bits we don´t understand.
  3. 3. WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASSROOM? • T checks meanings of almost evry word of Eng. • T says a sentence and translates it ot ask ch. to do it. • DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
  4. 4. WHAT DOES THE T. WANT? • To make sure ch. are secure and confident • Consequence? The reverse Constant checking T. implies ch. understand every bit.
  5. 5. • What happens? • Ch. think they won´t be able to understand unless they give mother tongue translation. • Remember Even in L1 we DO not understand every bit + we deal with whole messages. EX. READING. We need not to stop in every word, if so meaning disintegrates.
  6. 6. • When a kid does that the meaning disappears For them and the listeners. How can we check understanding? + watching what they do. +watching their faces

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