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EFL for preschool students: can american sign language give us a hand

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dc.contributor.author González Donoso, Evelyn es_CL
dc.contributor.editor Facultad de Educación es_CL
dc.contributor.editor Magíster en Enseñanza de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera es_CL
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-28T15:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-28T15:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.uahurtado.cl/handle/11242/24212
dc.description Magíster en Enseñanza de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera es_CL
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this action research was to investigate the effects of preschool students’ engagement with newly introduce vocabulary in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class using American Sign Language (ASL). This research was conducted over a fivemonth period in a prekindergarten classroom in a private school with 23 children aged between four and five years old. The sources of data that informed the study included teacher-researcher observation and peer observation, field notes, video recordings and –as secondary data- students’ reaction questionnaires. The findings suggested that American Sign Language seems to be an adequate and engaging activity when teaching English as a foreign language because it is based on the movements of hands to convey meaning which at the same time activated some neural networks. However, as well as American Sign Language could foster engagement among preschoolers, so could TPR or another kind of movement-based activity. This study reported a wide range of limitations that the researcher had to encounter which are related to classroom activity settings, child emotional factors and relationships with teachers and peers. es_CL
dc.format.extent 53 h. es_CL
dc.language.iso en es_CL
dc.publisher Universidad Alberto Hurtado es_CL
dc.subject.lcsh Inglés -- Enseñanza -- Hablantes extranjeros es_CL
dc.subject.lcsh Educación preescolar es_CL
dc.subject.lcsh Lenguaje de sordos -- Estados Unidos es_CL
dc.title EFL for preschool students: can american sign language give us a hand es_CL
dc.type Tesis es_CL


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