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Using Stories with Young Learners

Shrestha, Prithvi (2007). Using Stories with Young Learners. In: Krzanowski, Mark ed. Current Developments in ESP, EAP and EOP. Canterbury, UK [ebook]: IATEFL (ESP SIG), pp. 231–235.

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This paper sheds light on how stories can be a successful vehicle to teach young children English as a foreign or second language (EFL/ESL). First, the rationale for using stories in an EFL/ESL classroom will be discussed. Second, the ways that can be adapted to choose stories will be suggested, which will be followed by the techniques that can be exploited to tell stories with/ to young children. Finally, some activities on what to do after telling a story will be presented and a conclusion will be drawn.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-901095-12-6, 978-1-901095-12-8
Keywords: English Language Teaching, Story telling, language learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 9882
Depositing User: Prithvi Shrestha
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 16:57
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