Teaching English To Young Learners

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Teaching English to Young Learners


The universal significance of English has led many countries from Asia and also from other parts of the world to commence English within their primary schools even though there is no apparent verification that commencement of teaching English language at an early age of the children results in higher levels of proficiency in English language. At the same time, educational authorities in these countries have mandated the use of communicative language teaching - and, in particular, task-based language teaching (TBLT) - as the means for developing children's communicative skills. These changes have been resisted in some quarters and TBLT, in particular, has been subjected to considerable criticism (Hughes & Taylor, 2010). It will consider a number of misconceptions about TBLT that underlie the criticisms that have been directed at it. It will also address a number of problems that inhibit the effective implementation of TBLT in primary schools. TBLT offers a beginning for offering young children with the possible opportunities that they require for developing a capability in order to communicate and write in English language. For proving the early start of English learning worthwhile and useful, the approach of task-based language teaching will be helpful in achieving this goal. The report focuses on the recommendations which are necessary for improving the skills of English teaching in English teachers or instructors. Moreover, the literature review in the report will be helpful in analyzing the research data (Hughes & Taylor, 2010).

Teaching English to Young Learners


English language plays an essential and inevitable role in today's world. The English language is becoming more and more acceptable all across the globe thus it is increasingly incorporated in curricula in almost every country in order to teach English language to young children. Many private language institutions offer tuition for learning English language to young children for enhancing their communication and writing skills in English language (Hughes & Taylor, 2010). The research on teaching English language will help in enhancing the knowledge and skills of the teacher that are essential for supporting high-quality learning of English language amongst young children. For providing better learning skills amongst young children for English language, the teacher of English language must be proficient and they should develop practice and skills in teaching English language. Teachers of English language use different methods for teaching English language to the young children (Hughes & Taylor, 2010).

English language is being taught to almost every younger child in almost every country all across the world. In primary curriculum and education, the subject of English language has become compulsory because communication and writing in English language in today's world has become inevitable. English language is being used in each and every new technological advancement such as internet, mobile phones etc. Thus, teaching English language to younger children has become necessary in order to enhance their communication and writing skills in English language (Wits Language School, 2013). However, the practices, activities and curricula of English language are developed in very unplanned and ad ...
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