Teaching english through contextualized material in order to increase vocabulary to children at “Mariscal de Ayacucho” private school from El Alto
Choque Quispe, Jhonny
Mamani Coronel, Ana Rosa
Quispe Choque, Eugenia (Tutor)
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The following guided work answers the importance of “TEACHING ENGLISH THROUGH CONTEXTUALIZED MATERIAL IN ORDER TO INCREASE VOCABULARY IN CHILDREN”. It aims at showing the way to implement and apply new vocabulary in children from 9 to 10 years old, taking into account the socio-cultural context, students’ needs and the different communicative situations the language in used. This work has an Action Research design; it was applied to 5th and 4th primary students from Mariscal de Ayacucho Private School from Alto, focusing in two groups the first was called experimental and the second control, in order to get information about the achievements from both groups expressed. Besides that it refers to the limitations and the success of the method applied, according to the results obtained in the Post Test. Nevertheless, during the research´s development Ausubel and Piaget theories were important and helpful, because this research was based essentially in the interaction of three important areas of linguistics (Sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and Applied Linguistics). These sciences gave a significant idea in the elaboration of contextualized materials, as the authors mentioned before mention some variables such as: context, English proficiency, place, attitude and syllabus were important to achieve the objectives set. Finally, during the guided work´s development the results obtained were satisfactory, because during the application it was verified that the students fulfilled the goals set, they had assimilated the topics proposed successfully. So, we can conclude that the results expressed that it was essential to have innovative tools that allow them to increase vocabulary; with the objective of teachers should take into account the students´ educative development and strategies to create authentic and real material to be implemented and applied in the foreign language teaching.