TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOCABULARY THROUGH COMMUNICATIVE GAMES TO 5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN OF THE CENTRO DE ORIENTACIÓN FEMENINO OF LA PAZ CITY
Cordova Lima, Tania
Terán Zubieta, María Teresa (tutor)
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The project is composed of three chapters. Chapter one provides a general introduction to the background, the context in which the project was applied and the social group we worked, the goal and objectives, and the significance to develop this study. The Second chapter contains the theoretical framework, which is divided into three sections. The first part reviews the literature related to learning process and foreign learning at early age; the second part explores the role of communicative or language games and their function in education, particularly in the second language classroom, the types of communicative games, their characteristics, and their relevance to various learning styles and their important influence on students’ learning outcomes, on their motivation, and on classroom atmosphere. And finally, third part of this chapter describes the conceptual framework about communicative games related to the teaching of foreign language vocabulary to children. The third chapter presents the propositive section which includes the objectives, methodology and procedures of the proposal, it also provides the syllabus design for all the English course program, the topics and lesson plans for each unit and the different communicative games with a detailed description and instruction of games development. Also, the general conclusions of this study, together with its limitations and implications, and the recommendations for future researches are given. Finally, we present the pedagogical material and didactic resources to offer teachers a complete plan to develop effectively their foreign language class, especially if they are working with children.