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Approaching second language teaching in its best form! "Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things." - Flora Lewis Population teachers will be working with -> ● Age: Primary school children ● Learning environment: School or after school clubs ● Exposure to language (outside class): Little to nothing, due to children coming from immigrant homes Objective of panel discussion: Due to the new reform proposed by the teachers on improving their pedagogical approach and curriculum, our experts have come up with the best approaches for second language teaching based on theories and studies that have been successful constructed on the following statements: 1) The importance of language teachers in being familiar with the first language of their students According to Kerryn Dixon, Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa: “When we welcome home languages, we acknowledge that multilingualism is a global norm” - Studies have shown that: - Learners learn more when they are able to use home languages Teachers can learn from learners Welcoming home languages will involve learners Using home languages can provide insight into other cultures Seeing and hearing home languages can make school a safer place Writing and speaking in home languages strengthens connections between school and home 2) The importance of teachers practising produced language (speaking and ...
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