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Práctica Docente Unit 1 Why do people learn languages?

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Melissa Danairí Schz

on 18 January 2013

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Transcript of Práctica Docente Unit 1 Why do people learn languages?

Reasons why persons
learn new languages Culture Why do people
learn languages? There do exist different reasons why persons choose to learn a new language & we will take a look at
them coming up next... School
Curriculum Many students learn a new language only because it comes included in their curriculum no matter if they have or not the wish of learning it. Advancement Target language
Community English for Specific
Purposes Miscellaneous Nowadays, most of the jobs require the management of another language(s) and that is why persons decide to learn it (them). in order to have more opportunities. When living in another country where other language is spoken, it is necessary to learn it in order to survive. When a work requires the management of another language is called English for Occupational Purposes.
When there does exist a need of a knowledge/management of a language at school is called English for Academic Purposes.
Scientific field requires persons are able to understand the English in textbooks, for this purpose is called English for Science and Technology.
Some persons want to learn a language because it means to know about other culture very different from theirs which is so exciting. There are many many more reasons for learning a language such as entertainment, social pressure or needs of getting a job. But what do they
need in order to
success? They need
MOTIVATION There are 2
types of
Motivation Extrinsic
Motivation Intrinsic
Motivation What is motivation? It is an internal drive
that encourages someone
to achieve something It is concerned with factors outside
the classroom It is concerned with what takes
place inside the classroom There are 2 types:
Integrative motivation.
Students need to be attracted by the culture of the target language & feel integrated in the classroom.
Instrumental motivation.
The language they want to learn will be really useful
in their future lives. There exist factors which
can affect the intrinsic
motivation The teacher Method Success Physical Conditions The atmosphere in the classroom
is very important since it can have
as well as a positive as negative
effects in the students depending on
how motivating it is The way students are taught is
something that really matters because
every student is different at the
moment of learning a new language. A good teacher needs to accomplish
a series of requirements that can
help students to achieve the expected
learning. Factors such as personality,
patience, attitude are characteristics
students look for in a teacher. It is necessary that teachers set
goals to students. Such goals need to
be challenged but not impossible or
too easy. This will make feel students
confident and motivated. Who persons do want
to learn a new language? Adult intermediate
students Adult beginners Adolescents Children The curiosity they have can be
such a useful quality at the moment
of learning. Children are active and
need to be doing something different
at any moment. They do not present so much extrinsic motivation and are not easy to handle. They do not have as much curiosity as children do. However they can be motivated and inspired which let them show how intelligent they are. They present a high level of extrinsic motivation which let them success quickly. However they can present some problems when learning for the very first time. They want to learn more and they may well be motivated extrinsically. Sometimes they will feel they are learning nothing and as teachers it is necessary to show them there is still a lot to learn. Adult advanced students They are often highly motivated and feel confident about themselves at the moment of testing their knowledge of the language. They hardly perceive their progress and because their level does not mean they cannot be assigned with tasks and goals. Qualities of a good teacher!
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