Sunday, October 29, 2006

Topic Outline


Abstract
Introduction
I. The Basic structure of English only teaching environment in the cram schools
1. Teachers' qualification and learners' qualification
2. Teaching method or Tools
3. Learning environment of the cram schools
II. Purpose of the study
III. Research Issue
IV. Research Hypothesis
Review of Literature
Methodology
I. Subjects: the third grade to sixth grade elementary students who has experienced in English only learning environment in the cram schools.
II. The instruments and its procedures
III. Data Analysis
Findings
Conclusion
References:

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

my research proposal


Abstract
For many Taiwanese parents think highly of learning English, there are many and many English cram schools in Taiwan. This paper will discuss why the Taiwanese parents are willing to send their children to the English only cram schools and also find out what the good advantages of English only teaching environment are. The data will be based on some famous legal cram schools as the example to demonstrate the English only teaching environment to prove the idea of this research. The questionnaire and interview will also provide the individual opinion and influential elements about English only teaching environment.


Purpose Statement
Nowadays, there are more and more cram schools in Taiwan and we perceived that English has already become an international and powerful language to human beings. Thus, Taiwanese parents started to send their children to the cram schools to learn when their children were in the elementary school. I noticed that Taiwanese parents mostly sent their children into English-only-teaching-environment legal cram schools. I think if most Taiwanese parents intend to let their children to be in that environment to learn English, that means there should be some good, positive and practical advantages in English teaching only environment. Finding out these reasons is this research paper’s ultimate goal.



Review of Literature
I have found some useful information related to my topic. Although I found out that the data were not much as I thought I still decided to continue my project. Shune Shing, Shie (1998) gave the idea and definition of English only teaching environment. He has also introduced the importance of using “classroom English” and that could support the idea of English only teaching environment. Shiou Chih, Lin(1997) introduced TPR teaching method and indicated that TPR teaching method has the helping element of English only teaching environment. Guan Yin, Chen(1998) provided the example of English only teaching environment to children. Ling Huei, Gung(1998) also discussed the problems of English only teaching environment and gave the solutions. Tsai Feng, Ying(1998) mentioned how people think about English only teaching environment and gave the examples about the misunderstanding about the teaching method. Moreover, the data about how many legal English cram schools from the Kaoshiung City Government Cite explain the importance of English only teaching environment.



Methods
The method I am going to use is the questionnaire, interview and paper research. The people I would like to interview will be some experienced English teaching only teachers or some foreign English teachers from the cram schools. I am going to ask some questions such as “How did you think of English only teaching environment?” or “How do you teach English to children?”. The questionnaire will be divided into two parts. One will focus on how parents think of English only teaching environment, and the other one will focus on how children having the experiences in English only teaching environment think about, feel about and like the their learning environment. The paper research, of course, will focus on finding the related information about my topic.




References:
Guan Yin, Chen. (1998) How to Proceed English Only Teaching to Children. Caves English Teaching, 16, 26-28.
Ling Huei, Gung. (1998) Discuss How English Teaches English. Caves English Teaching, 16, 29-31.
Shiou Chih, Lin. (1997) Super Comparison-TPR Teaching Method. Caves English Teaching, 15, 6-9.
Shu Huei, Shie. (1997) What Is the Evaluation about Children’s English Listening and English Speaking? Caves English Teaching, 13, 24-27.
Shune Shing, Shie. (1998) To Create English Only Teaching Environment-from Classroom English. Caves English Teaching, 16, 23-25.
Tsai Feng, Ying. (1998) To Discuss and Understand the Misunderstandings and Thinking about Adopting English Only Teaching Environment. Caves English Teaching, 16, 32-34
Wen Lung, Li. (2003) How to Operate the Children English Cram School in an Easy Way. Taipei : Chi Pen Culture Company.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

5 References from Books and Journals

Shiou Chih, Lin. “Super Comparison-TPR Teaching Method.” Caves English Teaching 15 (Oct. 1997): 6-9
Shu Huei, Shie. “What Is the Evaluation about Children’s English Listening and English Speaking?” Caves English Teaching 13 (Apr. 1997): 24-27
Shune Shing, Shie. “To Create English Only Teaching Environment-from Classroom English.” Caves English Teaching 16 (Jan. 1998): 23-25

Tsai Feng, Ying.“To Discuss and Understand the Misunderstandings and Thinking about Adopting English Only Teaching Environment.” Caves English Teaching 16 (Jan. 1998): 32-34.

Wen Lung, Li. “How to Operate the Children English Cram School in an Easy Way.” Chi Pen Culture Company, Taipei. 2003.

5 Annotated Bibliography from books and journals

1. Shune Shing, Shie. “To Create English Only Teaching Environment-from Classroom English.” Caves English Teaching 16 (1998) 1. He gave the ideas about English Only teaching environment and gave the definition of this environment. He also taught how to create the situation from which way.

2. Shiou Chih, Lin. “Super Comparison-TPR Teaching Method.” Caves English Teaching 15 (1997) 10. The author introduced TPR teaching method and discussed whether TPR had the connection with teaching English to children.

3. Shu Huei, Shie. “What Is the Evaluation about Children’s English Listening and English Speaking?” Caves English Teaching 13 (1997) 4. She gave the standard of the evaluation about children’s English listening and speaking.

4. Tsai Feng, Ying. “To Discuss and Understand the Misunderstandings and Thinking about Adopting English Only Teaching Environment.” Caves English Teaching 16 (1998): 1. The author mentioned how people think about English only teaching environment and gave the examples about the misunderstanding about the teaching method.

5. Wen Lung, Li. “How to Operate the Children English Cram School in an Easy Way.” Chi Pen Culture Company, Taipei. 2003. The author provided the ways of operating children English cram school and discussed the qualifications about creating English only teaching environment.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Topic: The advantages of English only teaching environment to elementarty school children in the cram school in Kaoshuing.

Thesis statement:

The English only teaching environment has more advantages than Chinese and English teaching environment to 7-8 children in the cram school.

Related Words:
teachers' qualification, teaching method, teaching tools, learning environmnet, studnets' menbers, learning lever, learners' ages, the evaluation of learning effect, the learners' comprehension


Outline:
1. Introduction
2. The Basic structure of English only teaching envrionment
a. the teachers' qualification
b. teaching method/tools
c. the learners' qualification
d. learning environment
3. The effect of English teaching envrionment
4. The evaluation of studnets comprehension
5. Conclusion