Year 2019, Volume 8 , Issue 3, Pages 609 - 634 2019-09-23

Teaching English to Young Learners in a British Multilingual Classroom
Çok Dilli İngiliz Bir Sınıfta Çocuklara İngilizce Öğretimi

Vildan İnci Kavak [1]


The number of children learning English as an additional language in the UK has drastically increased so the UK schools deal with problems about helping these children. There appears to be insufficient materials as well as anxiety among mainstream teachers who must teach these children as their only source of exposure to English. Due to funding-related issues, English as an Additional Language (EAL) support in the mainstream schools can be quite inadequate. Therefore, this study is employed to design a course with practical and interactive activities suitable to children who move to the UK schools for various reasons to continue their education. The participants consist of six children (2 Czechs, 1 Portuguese, 1 Italian, 1 Eritrean and 1 Pakistani), aged 6 to 11 who have no previous experience of learning a foreign language. As a case study, the data were collected qualitatively and quantitatively through questionnaire, colleague interviews, language profile, parent survey and also diagnostic testing. All the information collected through these tools was utilized to be able to design a well-fitting introductory course and help these newcomers adapt to the new school environment, culture and school policies. The needs analysis results identified students’ needs that helped us determine the aims and objectives of the course. The course proposal can potentially set an example to address these learners’ emergent needs and can be regarded as a useful teaching aid to be used in upcoming years for these children within the mainstream school by complementing existing learning activities.

İngiltere’de, ana dillerine ek olarak İngilizce öğrenen çocukların sayısı önemli ölçüde artmıştır, bu nedenle İngiltere’deki okullar bu çocuklara yardım etmede sorunlarla karşı karşıya kalmaktadır. Kaynak yetersizliğinin yanı sıra, öğrencilerin sadece dile maruz kaldıkları kaynak olan öğretmenlerin de yetersizliği söz konusudur. Maddi kaynaklı sıkıntılar sebebiyle, okullarda İngilizce’nin ek dil olarak öğretilmesi konusunda destekler oldukça yetersizdir. Bu nedenle, bu çalışma, çeşitli nedenlerle İngiliz okullarına taşınan çocuklara eğitimine devam etmeleri için, uygun pratik ve etkileşimli etkinliklerle donatılmış bir kurs tasarlamak için yapılmıştır. Katılımcılar, 6 ila 11 yaşları arasında, yabancı dil öğrenme tecrübesi olmayan altı çocuktan (2 Çek, 1 Portekiz, 1 İtalyan, 1 Eritreli ve 1 Pakistanlı) oluşmaktadır. Bir vaka çalışması olarak veriler anket, meslektaş görüşmeleri, dil profili, veli anketi ve ayrıca tanısal testler yoluyla niteliksel ve niceliksel olarak toplanmıştır. Bu araçlar aracılığıyla toplanan tüm bilgiler, uygun bir tanıtım kursu tasarlayabilmek ve bu yeni gelenlerin yeni okul ortamı, kültürü ve okul politikalarına uyum sağlamasına yardımcı olmak için kullanılmıştır. İhtiyaç analizi sonuçları, öğrencilerin dersin amaçlarını ve hedeflerini belirlememize yardımcı olan ihtiyaçlarını belirledi. Kurs önerisi potansiyel olarak bu iki dilli öğrencilerin ihtiyaçlarını ele almak için bir örnek oluşturabilir ve gelecek yıllarda da okuldaki mevcut öğrenme etkinliklerini tamamlayarak faydalı olabilir.

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Author: Vildan İnci Kavak (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey


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Publication Date : September 23, 2019

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APA İnci Kavak, V . (2019). Teaching English to Young Learners in a British Multilingual Classroom. Cumhuriyet Uluslararası Eğitim Dergisi , 8 (3) , 609-634 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/cije/issue/48894/518963
MLA İnci Kavak, V . "Teaching English to Young Learners in a British Multilingual Classroom". Cumhuriyet Uluslararası Eğitim Dergisi 8 (2019 ): 609-634 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/cije/issue/48894/518963>
Chicago İnci Kavak, V . "Teaching English to Young Learners in a British Multilingual Classroom". Cumhuriyet Uluslararası Eğitim Dergisi 8 (2019 ): 609-634
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Vancouver İnci Kavak V . Teaching English to Young Learners in a British Multilingual Classroom. Cumhuriyet Uluslararası Eğitim Dergisi. 2019; 8(3): 634-609.