Sunday 1:15 - 2:05 PM
A Task-Based Approach To Elementary English Education Using Small-Group
Young Ye Park
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Teaching English in a large class consisting of more than 30 students,
which is typical of Korean elementary English classes, would be very difficult
in terms of the quantity and quality of communicative interactions possible
between the teacher and all the students within an hour's time. The students
in such a large class would obviously have little opportunity to speak
out in class. Especially, when the students have no easy access to English-speaking
situations outside the class, it may be possible that the classroom itself
is the only context in which they can be involved in communicative interactions.
The effective use of small-group activities could be a key to solving such
difficulties observed in the large EFL classes. The presenter will describe
task-based activities that can be carried out efficiently in small
groups in elementary English classes.
Dr. Park Young Ye is a professor at the Korea Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology. Her areas of expertise include Foreign
Language Elementary Education.