18 August 2020 at 12:45 pm #2329adminKeymaster
I really like the 2 opposing concepts of English as something external to be internalized and English as something created internally. While, like many of us, I’ve naturally thought of it as the first concept, I’ve been gradually moving towards seeing it as the second concept, and as plurilithic.
On that note, some places & contexts in which I think learners experience English (and in which I experienced it while being a learner) are:
– TV shows/movies (I think these are dominant)
– music lyrics
– the Internet (again, highly dominant context)
– conversations with friends (also L2 English speakers)
– during travels: in stores, restaurants, pubs, hotels/hostels etc. (with speakers of English from different socioeconomic, educational, cultural backgrounds).
I think in these contexts the kind of English found is “non-standard”, to different degrees (highly non-standard on the internet or if listening to rap music, for instance), so unlike the kind taught in class; but definitely the kind that learners as users will continue to encounter and employ in the future, as these are the real contexts of use.
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26 October 2020 at 7:47 am #3475Suparada TherdbarameeMember
There are many places that learner exposure
-Labels on products
I agree with admin that these are not standard English , but it used in real life.
15 November 2020 at 9:14 pm #3742Ahmed Abdullah AliMember
-Labels on products
3 December 2020 at 8:55 am #4163Angelica Marie EstrabelaMember
-social media platforms (e.g video clips, comments)
-daily communication (e.g chats, text messages)
-movies or TV shows
-conversation with language teachers
14 December 2020 at 4:39 am #4353Buddhika DaladawaththaMember
Students experience different variations of English in editorials, news bulletins, in forms of entertainment such as movies, songs etc. Sometimes, they get different norms or rather variations for example, English in a movie and the English in an editorial, one gets different standards : the norm and alternatives to the norm. So, it’s a kind of a mixture they experience in real life usage.
21 December 2020 at 1:12 pm #4573Dauda PikawiMember
The experience of another English by learners and even myself ouside the ‘formal’ sources like text books, teachers and tests is diverse. It is much more than the above mentioned formal sources:
The social media
The friends with diverse world view
Even listening to other subjects teachers
Just mentioning a few in my Nigerian case.
2 January 2021 at 4:07 pm #4743Pabasara PonnamperumaMember
In Sri Lanka, Students learn English as a second language. It is an official language in the country, and it is the only way to make a link with the international context. Therefore, it is compulsory to learn English language. In school, students tend to learn English language with essential grammar, vocabulary and lexical items including the four skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening. It serves only to learn the language and it is a standard variety of English language, Standard Sri Lankan English. But still there are contexts where English is used as in daily routine. For instances; Watching English movies with international content, usage of English in the daily life, listening music, chats with penpals and etc.
2 January 2021 at 7:37 pm #4757Deborah AyersMember
The majority of my students’ first experiences with English were via music, television, and movies. They often still come to me with questions regarding what they heard on the show they’re watching on Netflix, versus what we’ve been learning in class.
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