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Spoken ESL in Secondary School: A Study of Spoken English In School and Outside of School
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present study investigates the pupils' spoken English in the classroom as opposed to their spoken English outside school, and suggests ways of how the teachers can incorporate the pupils' pre-knowledge into the teaching of ESL. Today the pupils' pre-knowledge of ESL is developed into their own vernacular, which I choose to refer to as “Media English”, as opposed to the “Academic English” they are taught in school. Two classes in year 8 have answered a questionnaire, and the pupils show both willingness to learn, and awareness of the necessity of knowing the English language, since most pupils spend a lot of their free-time on the Internet. Additionally, four teachers have answered a second questionnaire, and both pupils and teachers agree that the pupils rather talk in small groups, if they talk at all, a finding which is supported by previous studies. The conclusion is that pupils and teachers need to collaborate, but most importantly, the teachers need to encourage the pupils to talk.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
communicative competence, oral language, pre-knowledge, EFL, ESL, classroom, talk, form, function, communication, spoken, secondary school, multicultural
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9717Archive number: HEU:C11:19OAI: diva2:429243
Subject / course
English language education
Educational program
Education – secondary school
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-07-15 Created: 2011-06-30 Last updated: 2011-07-15Bibliographically approved

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