What can EFL teachers learn from immersion language teaching?

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Mangubhai, Francis. 2005. "What can EFL teachers learn from immersion language teaching?" Asian EFL Journal. 7 (4), pp. 203-212.
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What can EFL teachers learn from immersion language teaching?

ERA Journal ID9317
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorMangubhai, Francis
Journal TitleAsian EFL Journal
Journal Citation7 (4), pp. 203-212
Number of Pages10
Year2005
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN1738-1460
Web Address (URL)http://www.asian-efl-journal.com/profession_teaching_articles.php
Abstract

Immersion language teaching has developed techniques that enable teachers to make their subject matter, through a second language, more comprehensible. It is argued in this article that EFL teachers can also use techniques used by immersion language teachers in their classrooms. In doing so, teachers will increase the amount of input in the SL provided to their students, make their classroom rich with comprehensible input and thus potentially achieve a better language outcome. The techniques that are briefly discussed and examples provided are: Questioning downward, rephrasing, recasts, modelling or demonstrating, and the use of visuals and realia.

Keywordsimmersion teaching; language teaching; communicative language teaching; english as a first language teachers; EFL teachers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470307. English language
390104. English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
470399. Language studies not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
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