Learning French oral skills using role play as a learning strategy: The kenyan experience

Learning French oral skills using role play as a learning strategy: The kenyan experience

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Role play and foreign language learning helps the learners to develop speaking skills within defined social contexts. Languages are always spoken within certain defined spacio-social context. The learning of French as a foreign language in Kenya takes cognizance that oral skills are important to facilitate competent communication in any given language. The Kenyan reality of learning oral French skills within a learning set-up in Kenyan secondary schools is well presented in this text. The salient challenges are also highlighted since language learning is normally not a smooth sail for the learner and for the teacher who plays a pivotal facilitation role in guiding the learner to imbibe the vital communicative skills in the language that is being taught. On the whole role play is not just a language learning activity; it is an activity that provides impetus which propels human development in ist entire gamut of activities. A conspicuous hint on the importance of role play in our daily lives is also presented in this text with some examples well presented and cited in this write-up. Stephen Kraschena€™s Montior Model on language acquisition and the Grounded Theory which helps to interprete social research findings have been used to analyze the data which was derived from the inquiry done in the Kenyan secondary schools. The classical importance of role play and simulation in the learning process has been well underscored in this particular text.5.0 CONCLUSION Role play and language learning go in tandem. ... Oral expression in any language is what communicates effectively and quickly. ... Another example from Japan, Eric Bray in his book: Moving with English (Bray 2007) scripts the challenges and successes the Japanese learners encountered when theyanbsp;...

Title:Learning French oral skills using role play as a learning strategy: The kenyan experience
Author: Odhiambo Oduke
Publisher:Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag) - 2014-02-01

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