Using Signs and Symbols in Teaching English Language in Global Perspective

Abstract

Using signs and symbols defuses the need of using any other language or medium in teaching English. With the help of popular sings and symbols of a region, the method attempts to denote the functioning mechanics of English language and creates many simple and multi- dimensional visual mediums to incorporate the most common words, ideas, patterns and expressions into them for facilitating learning among the learners of mixed abilities. At first the words, ideas, thoughts, expressions and mechanics are shortlisted. Then, by using the learning pads, or mediums created with the help of signs and symbols, students are engaged in plenty of drills where they actually apply those words, ideas, and expressions. It fits in the purpose of maximizing the benefits of learning to an acceptable scale as the learners are, at the end, able to communicate in English effectively. Symbols can be multi-dimensional from simple one dimensional figure or sing to three dimensional matters, depending on the choices and needs of the teachers. In fact changing the dimension of signs to three dimensions facilitates the learners to transform learning from textbook to activities of motions. The signs and symbols diminish the complexities of the mechanics of the language and present them in a simple style. The technique is supportive to communicative method, audio visual method and grammar –translation etc. It capacitates the learners to understand and create similar expressions in which everyone is aware of what, why and how the matrixes are working within each phrase, expression or sentence.



Author Information
Md. Russell Talukder, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Paper Information
Conference: ACLL2013
Stream: Language Learning

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