A Diverse Inspirational Language-Teaching Approach

Omid Talebi Rezaabadi

Abstract


In this article, a pedagogical strategy named ‘A Diverse Inspirational Language-Teaching Approach’ is proposed and empirically analysed. Existing classroom procedures for learning English as a foreign language (EFL) are described, and the need to include fun, variety and inspirational adages in language teaching is emphasised. The pedagogical effectiveness of a virtual-learning environment is evaluated, along with that of a ‘Universal Language Village’ created by the teacher to enable the students to practise English in a second language like context. A questionnaire was developed to obtain information on the students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of the above teaching approach. The findings indicated that the students’ general impression of the approach was positive. The results also suggest that overall, the proposed strategy is likely to enable beginner EFL students to become competent language users, as measured by their scores in the International English Language Testing System proficiency test.

 


Keywords


Speaking language, teaching method, EFL, language-teaching approach, exploratory approach

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.5n.7p.19

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