AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

How to implement communicative language teaching effectively for Korean middle school learners to acquire four skills of English for communication

by Yang-ock Kim

Institution: California State University – Sacramento
Year: 2016
Keywords: Foreign language education; Lesson plans; Communicative teaching
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2131909
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/171252


The current educational system in South Korea does not meet students??? needs in English. Currently, the national curriculum of English in South Korea has an objective of building communicative competence. However, the reality of the English classroom objective is to achieve high scores on examinations. There seem to be many factors in Korean education???s failure to develop learners??? communicative competence. Under the assumption that teachers can play a critical role in bringing about changes in given conditions, this project aims to address English teaching methods, which is possible to be changed by teachers??? efforts. Recognizing that Grammar-Translation Method or Audio-lingual Method are not efficient for improving students??? communicative competence in English, it is the author???s hope that this project will contribute to improving students??? communicative competence by implementing Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) effectively. Purpose of Project: The purpose of this project is to design English lesson plans, using a current English textbook that help teachers conduct their lessons using classroom activities that are focused on genuine communication. Also, this project is designed to create lesson plans with a current textbook by using active, meaningful and engaging CLT-based activities to assist middle school students to effectively acquire four skills of English for communication such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. Project Description: This project is based on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) that was analyzed and synthesized from the relevant literature. The results were then applied to developing lesson plans alongside a current English textbook. The aim is that the lesson plans will have useful techniques or activities, which are based on CLT. This project will support middle school English teachers in South Korea to conduct communicative and interactive lessons with their current textbook. Furthermore, this project will assist students to acquire English by participating in active, meaningful and engaging activities and besides interacting with their teacher and classmates daily in class. Advisors/Committee Members: Lim, Brian S..