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ERIC Number: EJ1080079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Using Stories in English Omani Curriculum
Al Harrasi, Kothar Talib Sulaiman
English Language Teaching, v5 n11 p51-59 2012
Learning a FL [foreign language] may be frustrating for some young learners; however, integrating fun in learning would encourage them to develop positive attitudes towards learning a language (Ellis & Brewster, 1991). Stories are an effective and enthusiastic technique in teaching young learners; they inject lots of amusement and help children enjoy learning language in purposeful communication. This paper is an attempt to explore the effectiveness of the stories in Omani curriculum ("English for Me") and eventually suggests some efficient techniques and activities in teaching stories based on the analysis. Preliminary findings show that stories in the textbooks are enthusiastic and suit learners' interest and level, and the follow-up activities increase their benefits. However, there are some stories or activities that are repetitive and too long, and need to be modified or replaced by others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oman
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