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Journal on English Language Teaching, v2 n3 p1-6 Jul-Sep 2012

The paper highlights the concept of consciousness-raising. It relates it to different aspects of ELT such as explicit teaching, language awareness, language acquisition and practice. How these terms are related to the concept of consciousness-raising within the English Language teaching. Its main aim is to help learners to notice for themselves how the language is used naturally is highlighted as well as that C-R is mainly seen as getting learners to notice the grammar features, by applying them in tasks. C-R can be considered as different degrees of explicit teaching of grammar, the first step of the language acquisition process and language awareness. The paper also shows two examples of using this and their implications into the classroom. These were conducted in a class of grade 7 aged between 12-13 years old, in an Omani school. The paper highlights how pupils feet about doing the activities which allow them to practice the language more. This stresses that pupils can work on more than one structure at a time. Therefore, it helps to save time and effort instead of presenting each item in a lesson. On other hand, it also attempts to raise the pupils' awareness of the target grammar which may lead to independent learning later on.

Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Concept Formation, Language Acquisition, Language Usage, Metalinguistics, Grammar, Behavioral Objectives, Learning Activities, English Instruction, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Grade 7

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Author: Al-Jardani, Khalid Salim Saif

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2914&id=EJ1070198







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