Experimental Research in Phonics Classroom Instruction of Low-Grade Elementary Students from the Perspective of Translanguaging*
Hong Tang, Qinghua Peng
Available Online 14 February 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.098How to use a DOI?
- translanguaging, Phonics Classroom Instruction, low-grade elementary students
- It is taken for granted that English-only classroom may be helpful to students in EFL teaching. However, there is an argument against this immersion approach, especially for low-grade elementary school students in Phonics Classroom Instruction. For the low-grade elementary school students, the immersion method may put them confused with the pronunciations of Chinese alphabets and English alphabets. The authors consider that the theory of translanguaging lays a theoretical foundation for the study of elementary school students EFL teaching, so this paper presents an experimental research in the phonics classroom instruction of low-grade elementary school students from the perspective of translanguaging. The research is carried out in two small classes, of which one is English-only class, the other is the experimental class. The result of the research is that students in the experimental are more active and effective than the English-only class. The application of translanguaging aims to help students clear away the confusion between the pronunciations of Chinese alphabets and English alphabets, and the method of “2 plus 1 plus 1” that the authors have used in the experimental class promote their comprehensive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The “2 plus 1 plus 1” approach used in the research means 1/2 English, 1/4 Chinese and 1/4 material objects of pictures, video, radio, body languages and any other language signs. The research has proved that it is more effective to take the “2 plus 1 plus 1” approach in Phonics Classroom Instruction for low-grade elementary school students.
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TY - CONF AU - Hong Tang AU - Qinghua Peng PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/14 TI - Experimental Research in Phonics Classroom Instruction of Low-Grade Elementary Students from the Perspective of Translanguaging* PB - Atlantis Press SP - 147 EP - 151 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.098 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.098 ID - Tang2020 ER -