Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Teaching of Listening & Speaking Skills in the Primary ESL Classroom (TSL3053) Week 2





















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  1. Tutorial Task 2:
    Student 2 initiates a discussion on views about how a listening or speaking lesson should be. Students exchange views about how a listening or speaking lesson should be and comment on the effectiveness of the teacher’s lesson.

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  2. Individual Task 2:
    Think of two real-life situations in which you were involved in – one in which communication was successful and the other when communication was unsuccessful. Briefly describe the two real-life situations in the lecturer's blog by replying to this comment.

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    1. One of my successful real-life situations was when my friends and I talked about Chelsea Football Club. The communication was a succesful because the passions towards that club. Each one of us talked and responded without any errors and misunderstanding because we were paying attention and focus during the conversation. The unsuccessful real-life situations was when I tried to talked to foreigners from Germany. We used English and it was really hard to communicate with them because of their pronunciations. I could hardly understand their messages and it made me realize that I need to master the correct pronunciation of the language so that people would not misunderstood my messages.

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  3. One of the real-life situations which happened to me in which the communication was successful was when Constance and I talked about movies. The communication was successful because we were both focused on our discussion and actively responded to any questions asked. No misunderstandings occurred in our conversation. The real-life situation I went through in which the communication was unsuccessful was when I thought my brothers were talking about football and I commented on something they said. I realised they were not actually talking about football when they looked at me in confusion and asked me what I was talking about. The communication was unsuccessful because I was not paying attention to my brothers' conversation and gave an unrelated comment when I misheard what they said.

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  4. I believe that all of us will be involved in communications in our daily life but not all communications that we have had faced are either successful or otherwise. One of my real-life communications that was successful when I went for my first School Based Experience (SBE) in a rural school. I was aware with the pupils level of English and I decided to use simple English in order to embark a mutual understanding. As a result, the pupils were able to comprehend my messages and it was a great success for me as and encoder. In contrary, there was a time where my communication was unsuccessful where a person (name shall not to be mentioned) thought I was being rude. It happened when I asked the person a question "What is your name?" in a loud and inappropriate intonation. In the end, the person got mad and ignored me. From that particular moment, I began to improve my supra-segmental skills especially intonation so that it will not affect my communications with the others.

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  5. one of my successful communication is when i had a conversation with a senior. We interact with each other with the topic of life. He told me about his life and vice versa. I act as an receiver and understand the message while he act as a sender, this process happened vice versa. We understand what is the message of the topic and respond accordingly. While my unsuccessful communication is that, when a certain people (he who should not be mention) asked me to carry the some stuff and he was pointed at the direction of the stuff. i carried the wrong thing, and he scolded me. misunderstand occurs because the instruction and the direction given was not clear enough. so it is an unsuccessful communication that i experinced.

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  6. One of the real-life situations that occur to me regarding a successful communication is when I was talking to my friend, Laili concerning her appaling behaviour and I managed to advice her using right words and we handle the conversation professionally, without raising our voice and misunderstands. Besides, we chose a place without so many people dwelling around which was easier for us to listen to each others talking. One of the unsuccessful communication that took place in my real-life situation is when I asked my sister about my phone charger and I misheard when she said "I have it in my room" with "I brake it in my room" which made us ended up fighting because I didn't listen to her carefully.

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  7. One of my real life situations where the communication was successful was when my best friend and I talked about our favourite reality show. We were talking about it for nearly half an hour. At the end, both of us able to understand our conversation successfully because we were paying attention. One of the unsuccessful communication that happened in my real-life situation is when I mistakenly bought powder instead of buying baking powder. I was watching movie and not really paying attention to my mom when she asked me to buy baking powder as she was planning to bake a chocolate cake.

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  8. One of the successful communication I had had is when my best friend confide in me his problems and troubles in life. The communication is successful because I know that sometimes in a conversation, it is not about us, it is about them. When someone tells you their problem, they actually don't expect you to come up with an immediate solution, but actually they just need someone to lend their ear and hear about their problems. At the end of the conversation, he told me that I am a great conversationalist and listener as I listen to his problems attentively without interrupting.

    Unfortunately I also had a few unsuccessful or failed communication. One instance of such communication is when me and Andy are ordering food at the cafe. At first, Andy asked me to order "Mee Hoon Soup" but then, Andy cancelled the order and asked me to order "Mee Goreng Mamak" instead. Miscommunication occured when I thought Andy asked me to order "Mee Goreng Mamak" together with the "Mee Hoon Soup". So, in the end, there was an extra food. Since we don't want to waste, we give the food to Ahmad. Ahmad ate the food happily as he did not have to pay for it.

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  9. One of my successful real-life situations was when my friends and I talked about Manchester United Football Club. The communication was a success because both of us are aware of the existence of the club and we both have the same interest. Each one of us talked and responded without any errors and misunderstanding because we were paying attention to the topic. One of the unsuccessful communication that happened in my real-life situation is when I mistakenly brought her phone instead of knife. I was not really paying attention to my mom when she asked me to take it for her as she was planning to cook, because usually, she wanted her phone.

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  10. Most of my real life communication situations end as a successful communication. one of the example is when my roommate and I talk about WWE. as we have the same passion on the topic, it is easier for us to converse on that particular topic. both of us can talk and give good responses on the topic of the conversation because the topic is very clear and we have a very deep knowledge on that subject. an example of unsuccessful communication that happened in my real life situation is when i was ordering drinks at the canteen. on that unlucky day, i had ordered for a glass of syrup, but instead of being given a glass of syrup, i was given a glass of yam juice. i was frustrated because i had pointed to the drink when i was ordering the drink, but i still got the wrong drink.

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  11. One of my successful communication was when talking to my seniors about random topic. It was successful because both parties were able to comprehend what each other are saying and able to come up with a suitable reply. Unsuccessful communication occurs when the listener misunderstood what the speaker is saying. This occured to me when I was trying to speak to my friend in my mother tongue language. I didn't know that she is not able to speak that language. Hence the communication was unsuccessful as she didnt understand what I was saying.

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  12. One of my successful communication was when I was talking to my best friend about Taylor Swift's new album. It was a successful conversation as we share the same interest and both parties had acknowledged the detail of the album. My experience of unsuccessful conversation was when my friend was talking to me and at the same time I was listening to the music. I wasn't able to listen to what she said

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  13. One of my successful communication was when I was talking to my friend about music arrangements, or music composition. It was considered to be successful since we both took quite a great interest in that subject, and it was a whole lot of fun being able to experiment using a piano in our music school. We got each other great ideas, and we took turn in expressing our thoughts. It was an effective conversation indeed, and the music itself does speak as its own.

    On the other hand, I had a lot of experience in unsuccessful conversation, especially when it comes to parents-children debate. When we could not control our emotions, everything goes so emotional and becomes unclear. We could not structure our words, neither could we hold our ego to just listen interchangably. That results into us not understanding what each other wants, and the message was not well sent nor received.

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