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Constructive destruction: designing language awareness raising activities for Taiwanese adult learners

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dc.contributor.advisor Klemp, Annette
dc.contributor.author Yi-Shuan, Ying
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-17T13:25:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-17T13:25:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-10
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/61498
dc.description Plan B Paper. 2012. Master of Arts-TESOL--University of Wisconsin-River Falls. English Department. ii, 138 leaves. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 128-138). en
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of this paper is to construct a learning experience that raises Taiwanese adult learners' Language Awareness in the hope of turning the knowledge they have acquired during schooling and from outside-school exposure into actual communicative competence. The learners are expected to go through the experience best characterized by "constructive destruction," where their conceptions about English and its learning will be examined and purged for the establishment of functional beliefs and strategies to enable life-time, effective learning. The first section will be an in-depth discussion of their previous learning issues, primarily focusing on the constraints in school education and the culture. The next chapter will tap into the topic of adult learning, seeking for a comprehensive picture of how adults learn, so we can increase their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Then, the paper will proceed to argue for raising language awareness as the first and most crucial step for teachers and earners in an adult classroom. Finally, I will introduce example lessons through which the outcomes will promisingly "mold" the adult learners into not just good English speakers but also life-long successful learners. en
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dc.subject Education--Taiwan en
dc.subject Adult education--Taiwan en
dc.subject English language--Study and teaching--Taiwan en
dc.subject English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers en
dc.subject Language awareness en
dc.subject TESOL en
dc.title Constructive destruction: designing language awareness raising activities for Taiwanese adult learners en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.level MA en
thesis.degree.discipline TESOL en

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