The playful approach: activating children's self-learning language strategies

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Opal Dunn

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Opal Dunn (Freelance)
Bruner explains the main characteristic of play is not its content, but its mode. Many adults recognise a playful approach but lack playful language in English. This presentation presents books in the Introducing English to Young Children series that include suggestions to develop tuning-in skills and teacher-talk. Young children absorbing language respond positively to this approach, re-using their self-learning language strategies.


I have benefitted greatly from this presentation. Dunn turned me a pupil. Whaat a splendid reminiscence! Thanks IATEFL.