Done with the Do’s in a Venn

Abstract

Taking the challenge to engage ESL (English as a Second Language) learners in settling a confusing language structure in English language teaching,the researcher applied the set theory in the Venn Diagram. With college students in three (3) ESL classes as participants in the study, the uses and correct usage of the do-support verbs in sentences were presented in standard and radial Venn diagrams. The visual scaffolding utilized in the week-long sessions yielded remarkable results to disambiguate the syntactic concerns on the grammatical issue in focus. Pretests and post-tests administered in the experimental research indicated comparatively significant scores showing the effectiveness of Venn diagrams in distinguishing the do, does, and did as do-support verbs in terms of uses and correct usage. In conclusion, using the Venn indeed had learning the do's done.



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Josephine P. Galicha, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila, Philippines

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Conference: ECLL2014
Stream: Learning Strategies

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