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ERIC Number: EJ1107925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Teaching Prepositions to Very Young Learners the Case of "On"
Piquer-Píriz, Ana
English Teaching Forum, v44 n2 p28-33 2006
The author discusses the benefits of applying cognitive linguistics, L1 acquisition, and neo-Vygotskian (Vygotsky) approaches to the teaching of a second language to young learners, using the example of teaching the preposition "on." The author briefly reviews how prepositions are taught to adult learners and the challenges of teaching prepositions to young learners. The author then discusses two different meanings of "on" and how Total Physical Response (TPR) activities can be used to help young learners distinguish different meanings of "on."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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