Teaching Young Learners: The Importance of voice

Fennell, Michael (2013) Teaching Young Learners: The Importance of voice. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Key words: Young Learners Voice Chant ABSTRACT This workshop will look at the imporatnce of voice in teaching young learners. It is based on an actual lesson given to fourth year students on a Teaching Young Learners course. It will take as its premise a quote from a British voice coach: "Everyone comes into this world with a beautiful voice but then it becomes blocked. The natural voice wants to come through but it gets stopped by the habitual voice." Participants will be led through a series of drama techniques which focus on the voice (taken from Maley and Duff 2009). These will then be applied to a children's chant. After which the participants will be asked to incorporated the chant into a lesson plan. The feedback discussion will focus on the appropriacy of using the activities both in training teachers and in teaching young learners.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 12:42
Last Modified: 29 May 2013 12:42
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1890

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