外国語活動の指導に求められる英語運用能力向上のための試み : 英語スピーチ練習の可能性
An Attempt to Foster Future Elementary Teachers' English Proficiency Required to Teach Foreign Language Activities:Investigating the Potential of Speech Practice
elementary English education
This paper aims to investigate the potential of speech practice to foster university students' English proficiency who want to become elementary teachers. Insufficient English proficiency is one of the biggest concerns and issues among in-service teachers to teach Foreign Language Activities and the same anxiety about English proficiency is felt by future teachers, too. As an attempt to ease pre-service teachers' anxiety, speech practice was introduced. Students were asked to make a speech which is comprehensible for novice young learners. The questionnaire was conducted after experiencing weekly speech practice for eight times. And the result revealed that many of the participants felt the practice enjoyable and effective. However, many of them are still anxious about their English and if their English proficiency really improved or not is yet to be tested.
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第一部, 学習開発関連領域