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  1. 1. Presenter: Wan-Ching Chiou 邱婉菁 Instructor: Dr. Pi-Ying Hsu Date: Oct. 27, 2008 How to Enjoy the Advantage of Early-Age Immersive English Training in Taiwan
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Chen, M., & O’Brien, C. J. (2006). How </li></ul><ul><li>to enjoy the advantages of early-age </li></ul><ul><li>immersive English training in Taiwan. </li></ul><ul><li>英語教學與文化 , 2, 1-11. </li></ul>2
  3. 3. Content <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Theoretical Background </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Result & Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>3
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Researchers explain and clarify the issue whether it is better for youngsters to learn a second language from infancy or later in their education. </li></ul><ul><li>(Chen, & O’Brien, 2006) </li></ul>4
  5. 5. Purposes <ul><li>Let children acquire English in an immersive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid delaying children’s English education </li></ul>5
  6. 6. Theoretical Background <ul><li>Studies show that the early years of life, from zero to five years of age , are the best for youngsters to begin learning language. </li></ul><ul><li>(Piaget, 1974) </li></ul>6
  7. 7. Theoretical Background <ul><li>The stages of cognitive development </li></ul><ul><li>( Piaget, 1974) </li></ul>7 After age 11 Formal operational stage From ages 7–11 Concrete operational stage From ages 2–7 Preoperational stage From birth to age 2 Sensorimotor stage
  8. 8. Methodology 8 Aug., 2004 to Dec., 2005 2 years 2 years Period 7-12 A second-year kindergarten student A new born baby Age 12 students at a cram school Coral Eowyn Participant
  9. 9. Methodology Eowyn was exposed to an immersive environment about 20% of her time Coral was in the same situation of her time Researchers monitored their evidence of language acquisition 9
  10. 10. Methodology 3 hours a week to extend English immersion program with 12 students. Play English songs Use English commands and daily phrases Use English to interact with students 10
  11. 11. Result Eowyn Acquire and have the ability to speak out many English words and phrases Enjoy listening to someone read story Recognize English patterns and intonation Answer Y/N questions 11
  12. 12. Result Coral Develop Chinese and English simultaneously Increase listening and speaking English ability the same with Chinese 12
  13. 13. Result 12 students Use and speak out English phrases naturally Learn English skills without be required to do 13
  14. 14. Findings <ul><li>Students who are in an immersive environment learn English more effectively and quickly with far less stress and frustration. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents will be surprised to find that they learn as much as their kids from study and improve their English skills as well. </li></ul>14
  15. 15. Reflection Will learning a second language interfere with first language acquisition? Can parents who have a low initial skill level provide an immersive environment for kids? Will children develop correct accent in second language? 15
  16. 16. <ul><li>Thank you for your listening. </li></ul>16

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