The use of Total Physical Response techniques in teaching English language school

Investigation of the main reasons English language jelly. Characteristics of the expansion content Total Physical Response; consideration of the basic pedagogical principles of its use in teaching language inostannomu junior and senior school age.

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Дата добавления 21.02.2012

Concerning those findings we can state that overall teachers agree that TPR method is usefull working with little children who are 7-11 years old, beacause children do not learn by thinking, but by doing things. However, teachers adopting TPR activities in teaching process teachers do not use common TPR teaching procedures and techniques as they are not familiar with them except presenting new material and choral drills. The results let us understand, that TPR method is comprehended as a cure just to add variety to English so children would not get bored very fast.


1. TPR method is based on the coordination of speech and action. According to child's psychology language ability is developed through practical application. The research has shown that teachers know that children are interested to learn by doing or actively involved in the learning process. Teachers state that motivation and interest occurs through physical activities which are fun, interesting and memorable. In order to stimulate children motivation teachers chose activities considering child's cognitive development and children taught differently. Second and third class children have more physical activities which include lots of games appropriate tasks for this age grope. Older children, may perceive some activities as childish and beside physical activities need more complex tasks which require thinking.

2. Learners in TPR have the primary roles of listeners and performers. However teacher in Total physical Response, is the one, who decides what to teach, who models and presents the new material. Teacher is encouraged to be well prepared and well organized so that the lesson flows smoothly and predictable. TPR method proposes some general teaching principles which should be applied in teaching-learning process. Even understanding that first and second languages are parallel and should be taught the same way, though not all the teachers go by these principles and still uses old teaching methods, which require children to memorize or learn by heart, forces children to speak and constantly corrects children mistakes. Because of lack of knowledge teachers think that TPR requires lots of preparation; may be too childish for older children; not appropriate for big classes and is very limited as only vocabulary, some nouns and verbs can be learnt.

3. The mostly used activities in schools through TPR are imperative drills, role plays, games and dialogues. Non of the teachers mentioned that they use TPR in teaching children reading and writing. All teachers use similar materials, which help teaching English through TPR: teacher's voice, actions, gestures, classroom objects, different sound and visual materials. However teachers, adopting TPR method to classroom activities, are not familiar with all it's principles, procedures and techniques. In result, they can't succeed good teaching results and stimulate children's motivation. On the other hand they agree that TPR is interesting, memorable and fun.

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