Learning a language organically is far more helpful than structured grammar lessons. She did have ESL lessons prior to moving in with her host family but was still struggling due to a lack of practice…
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Goal: learn to speak fluent in English. She wanted to improve her English so that she could be accepted at the college of her choice. Currently, she is done taking extensive ESL classes
a) Length of utterances- normal but lots of grammatical errors
b) Pronunciation- Good and clear
c) Sentence structure- poor
TABLE 1: ERROR ANALYSIS FOR ERROR CATEGORIES
Error Category Frequency % of Total Errors
Verb tense 25 42
Preposition 5 10
Articles 6 9
Omissions 10 15
Syntax/Other 20 24
TOTAL 66 100
TABLE 2: CONVERSATIONAL FEATURES
Conversational Feature No. of Times Used
Fillers- you mean (2) 2
Hesitation sounds-hmm 2
Modals 5( 2 correct)
a) Psychological Variables-
Affective Factors (Schumann’s model)
1. Highly motivated to speak fluently in English
2. the process of learning a second language relies heavily on interaction with target language speakers
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In order to measure the progress of a student such as Angel, I would initiate a portfolio of her work. At the start of the learning year, I would craft a file for her and other students. I would keep some model assignments in the folder all through the year.
Profile of a Learner. After completing my University studies, I began teaching health and Social Care, getting an opportunity to put my knowledge in practice. One of the issues that I have noticed during my teaching period is that different students have different learning abilities.
The author states that qualitative and quantitative methods’ versatility can be analysed from the fact that “in recent years specialisations such as medical anthropology and medical sociology have relied on qualitative methods to explore issues relating to health, from the micro-context of the hospital ward to the broader socio cultural context”.
The author describes Quantitative Research as ‘the method which investigates the why and how of decision making, not just what, where and when’. It was noted that qualitative research presents data in language form which is gathered from the study area. In qualitative research, it is thought that the researcher can learn the most by participating.
For a student, one advantage of learning in native or primary language is the immediate comprehension of the subject without having to struggle at understanding concepts in the secondary language. This prevents barrier with foreign words which are initially unfamiliar and has every tendency to offer confusion with the context by which the student is able to comprehend a subject matter.
The term “English language Learners” refers to individuals who speak another language besides English. It is critical that teachers learn and understand about the needs of the ELL students in order for them to flourish in ther academic careers. Without properly learning understanding the needs of an ELL students is dangerous as many students get frustrated with their course load.
The desks have been arranged in well organized rows that make it easy for the teacher to go to every individual student when the need arises. The children have enough space to go to the front of the classroom and answer the questions asked by the teacher as seen in the video.
etc. The focal point of this research is based the socially-developed nature of reality thus the researchers come-up with a situation-confined “Statement of Problem”. Researchers seek in-depth answers to “How” and not “What”. Therefore, a qualitative