The use of blakboard in the acquisition of english

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“FINAL ESSAY OF THE USE OF THE BLACKBOARD IN THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH”



THE USE OF THE BLACKBOARD IN THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH

Introduction
I. Using the board as a tool for teaching and learning
a. New vocabulary in practice
1. Receiving spoken instructions for the activity
2. Illustrating the activity
II. Constructing sentences using the new vocabulary
a.Students using the board
b. The L2 acquisition in the classroom
III. Pronunciation
a. English pronunciation
b. Use of the board in pronunciation activities
IV. Learning styles
V. The future of the blackboard: electronic whiteboard

Conclusion

THE USE OF THE BLACKBOARD IN THE ACQUISITION OF ENGLISH

The board has been used for many years as an important tool in theclassroom, not only because teachers use it, it is also important because give the student a different way to learn between books, notebooks or another kind of things that provide knowledge to learners (Dobbs, 2001) The objective of this essay is to demonstrate a way to learn using the board in the acquisition of English. How the use of the blackboard has developed a new way of learning and teachingthrough the new technologies that is replacing the obsolete blackboards also how teachers are adapting this new technology to the kind of teaching. Through the use of the blackboard, new knowledge can be gained.
It is possible to find out not only black or white board but also a different range of boards that teachers are introducing to students. However in the last few years the use of boardshas being declining. In some schools, old boards are being allowed to decay; in many new classrooms, space devoted to boards is decreasing (Dobbs, 2001)
Today, boards are being used by teachers as an optional tool in the classroom, most of the cases when they want to write a special message to their students in order to communicate something. Boards provide a public writing space that isimmediately accessible to both teachers and students. Teachers can use the board to record messages that they especially want their students to remember, to present new information or record what students say (Dobbs, 2001). Michael O’Hare (1993) pointed out that the advantage of making a board record is that it can be referred to as long as it remains visible. Some researches have found that insome Japanese classrooms the board has been employed to provide a record of the problems, solution methods and principles that are discussed during the lesson (Sigler & Hiebert, 1999)
The board is also considered an important tool, it is known as a “get-ready-to-learn” because it is possible to write before or at the beginning of the class. It could be included provocative quotations orquestions, riddles, tongue twisters, scrambled vocabulary words or scrambled sentences. This activity consists of motivation what students learn during the lesson (Dobbs, 2001). Writing questions on the board about the subject is a way to establish contact with students, encouraging them to get involved in the topic in order to have a good start in the classes and draw the attention of the student.A good example of teaching something with the help of boards is a new vocabulary topic. Introduce new vocabulary is not easy. Show new vocabulary to the student it would cause to explain it and give examples of how to use it and then illustrating for a better comprehension. According to Dobbs (2001) we can give examples of how to use new vocabulary. We can draw and stick figures to illustratethe actions that verbs, objects, adjectives, synonyms and all those words represent and also that enrich the vocabulary. When teachers talk about illustrating the activity they are referring on the way that they give instructions to students regarding the topic. However, when students are beginners, they cannot follow orders as detail as someone else would if it is from an advanced level of...
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