Learning a second language

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  • Lærerstuderende 2. år
  • Engelsk
  • Godkendt
  • 11
  • 3984
  • PDF
  • Blaagaard Statsseminarium
  • 2006
  • 28-03-2006

Learning a second language

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During the assignment I will try to answer these questions:

“Why use storytelling in the language class? How can storytelling contribute to learning a second language? And what should I be aware of when selecting a storybook for the language class?


• Introduction Page 1
• How to approach language teaching Page 1
• My own “læringssyn” Page 1
• Why use storytelling in the foreign language class? Page 2
• How can storytelling contribute to learning a second language? Page 2
• How to plan activities: Page 3
Aims page 3
How to approach a story page 3
Pre-activities page 3
Core-activity page 3
Post-activities page 4
• What to be aware of when selecting a storybook page 4
• Body language, mimic and use of voice page 4
• Conclusion Page 5
• Bibliography Page 6
• Appendix
• Activities: Page 7
• Rosie's Walk Page 7
• “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” Page 8


In this assignment I have chosen to look into the use of stories in teaching a second language to young learners. I will mainly focus on the use of storybooks and only briefly go over the possibilities of pupils creating their own stories. I have chosen this topic, because I am fascinated by the idea that it is possible to use stories in the foreign language class as a supplement to an ordinary textbook.
Therefore, I would like to know more about how to use of stories in the foreign language class.

As an opening, I will focus on language teaching theories in general and how my own “læringssyn” has developed. Furthermore, I will try to sketch out different ways to approach language teaching through stories. In addition to this, I will outline some activities that will support pupils in learning a second language through storytelling. Last but not least, I will summarise some of the facts and draw some conclusions.

How to approach language teaching in general:
During the last 18 months I have made acquaintance with several theories about the nature of learning. Some of these theories have been more specifically about language teaching and how people acquire a second language. We have discussed, for example, behaviourist models of learning such as the Audiolingual method, the hypothesis on innate knowledge of language called Universal Grammar, the theoretical base of the Communicative language approach, and Task-based learning... Køb adgang for at læse mere

Learning a second language

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