IMPACT OF LANGUAGE LABORATORY FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ORAL ENGLISH IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
IMPACT OF LANGUAGE LABORATORY FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ORAL ENGLISH IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)
In the modern era of English Language teaching, different innovations are brought in the field of ELT to come out from the traditional teaching approaches. Nowadays, trend is more toward communicative English Language teaching than traditional grammar teaching. Whereas, in the previous time, learning a new language meant learning to read the literature of that language, now the necessity of learning a new language has become a communicative need. People learn another language after their mother tongue for maintaining communication with the people of other community speaking a different language. As a result, language is learnt as a means of communication, not as a subject. That is why with the changed necessity of learning language, the teaching methods and approaches have also been adapted. English Language teachers are trying to bring new innovations in their teaching to make their English Language teaching effective. Teaching language is not an easy task and it needs to be interesting enough to remove the anxiety of the learners. For this reason, English Language teachers tend to adapt different techniques to teach language more effectively and more interestingly. With the rapid growth and availability of technology, English Language teachers are incorporating different additional aids along with the text books to teach language. Different electronic boards, overhead transparency, multimedia projector, computer, audio and video equipment are making the English Language teachers’ task easier and dynamic.
English Language teachers are using these audio-visual materials to deliver their lectures and teach the target language to the learners making the class interesting and contextualized. However, the question is, does the use of audio-visual aids in classroom ensure effective English Language teaching and learning? Is it always helpful for the English Language teachers and learners? The increasing use of audio-visual aids in English Language teaching has made the researchers dwell on the issues and subsequently, on this research
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The secondary aim of this study is finding out all about the use of visual aid in teaching of English Language in some selected secondary schools in Igbo – eze north local government, Enugu State.
It is observed that most teachers of English Language in the secondary school do not use audio/visual aid to promote learning of this crucial subject.
For the purpose of this study, the following questions were posed.
- Are audio/visual aid provided for use in the teaching of English Language in school?
- Is it through the government provision that the aid are made available, or is it the school authority concerned that make the provision?
SCOPE OF STUDY
This study was conducted in selected secondary school in Igbo – eze north local governmentEnugu State.
LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
Some of the limitation which researcher had to content with in the course of carrying out the study are as follows.
Lack of adequate finance to the project of a satisfactory level of interest.
Inadequate time to cover more number of schools as the available time had the constraint of mainstream course work lecture attendance.
Inadequate source of material for review for owing to non-availability of time to extend the scope of research for such more enriching materials.
In the school under investigation, there was on readily expected cooperation, forth coming from the respective school staff.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this project work is to identify the following.
- Making teaching and learning more interesting and giving student opportunity to participate.
- Examining the effect of audio/visual aid material in student’s performance.
- Identify some of the problem, which inhibit the use of audio/visual materials.
- Offering suggestion on how effectively and efficiently to with the use of audio/visual material.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this study is to examine the importance of audio/visual aid in the teaching of readingEnglish Languagein secondary schools.
This study will aid in spelling pronunciation and fluency of student in reading
It will suggest meaningful way of handing the aid to bring about positive change in the student-reading pattern. It will also help to suggest relevant aid to be used for each of the class concerned it will as well suggest areas and how to make the aid available to the school that are lacking.
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