Presentation on theme: "English Around EFL Elementary School Campus Grace Chin-Wen Chien Chung-Hu Elementary School, Taipei County, Taiwan."— Presentation transcript:
English Around EFL Elementary School Campus Grace Chin-Wen Chien Chung-Hu Elementary School, Taipei County, Taiwan
Introduction 1. Elementary school English education in Taiwan 2. Issues to be discussed 3. Literature review 4. Methods 5. English Around Elementary School Campus Program (EAESCP) 6. Conclusion 7. Further research issues
English Education in Taiwan 1. Elementary school English education: (1) fifth and sixth graders in 2001 (2) third to sixth graders in 2005 2. Goals of English education 3. Bilingual (English-Chinese) learning environment 4. Insufficient time in learning English
Issues to be Discussed 1. How EAESCP can be implemented at a rural elementary school in Taiwan. 2. When and how was the EAESCP implemented? 3. What are the contents of the EAESCP? 4. Who were involved in promoting this program? 5. What assessments were carried out to evaluate students in the EAESCP? 6. Did the EAESCP really make a difference in improving students ’ English abilities and their attitudes toward speaking English? 7. Is there any way to modify the EAESCP to make it more effective?
Literature Review 1. Ministry of Education in Taiwan (2004) 2. Task-based learning (TBL) 3. Three phrases of task-based learning 4. Benefits of task-based learning
Methods 1. English Around Elementary School Campus Program (EAESCP) 2. School background 3. Campus location 4. Instruction on English Around Elementary School Campus Program 5. Assessments on English Around Elementary School Campus Program
English Around Elementary School Campus Program (EAESCP)
Assessments on English Around Elementary School Campus Program
Effectives of English Around Elementary School Campus Program 1. Speaking English became a trend at the school. Students enjoyed speaking English. 2. The EAESCP helped children connect one topic with another and make each topic more relevant to life. 3. The EAESCP helped learners to see the English they were learning as something normal and natural.
Problems on Implementing English Around Elementary School Campus 1. There were insufficient teaching materials for the EAESCP provided by the local publishers. 2. Students ’ limited English proficiency level was another problem.
Further Research Areas 1. One area that needs to be addressed concerns parents ’, other subjects ’ teachers ’, and homeroom teachers ’ attitudes toward and perception of the importance of the EAESCP. 2. Is there any difference regarding the EAESCP in rural or city schools?