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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/611818
Title:
Teaching Shakespeare to young ESL learners in Hong Kong
Authors:
Tso, Anna Wing-bo
Abstract:
Teaching Shakespeare to young ESL learners can be one of the most challenging tasks for English teachers and parents. Because of the difficult vocabulary and unusual language, Shakespeare is often left unread and unexplored both in school and at home. With a view to helping children overcome reading obstacles and learn to appreciate Shakespeare and his plays, the Hong Kong Public Libraries and I co-hosted a weekly Shakespeare teens’ reading club for K12 learners from local grammar schools. Four Shakespearean plays were introduced to about twenty Cantonese child participants who had no or little experience reading or studying Shakespeare’s works. To enhance imagination and interactions among child readers, various learner-centred, interactive, and multimedia pedagogical activities such as the reader’s theatre, movie screenings, creative writing tasks, comics reading and drawing, etc. were used in the reading club. In this paper, I will share teaching ideas and reading activities that make Shakespeare understandable and enjoyable for ESL young readers.
Affiliation:
Open University of Hong Kong
Citation:
Tso, A.W-b. (2016) 'Teaching Shakespeare to Young ESL Learners in Hong Kong'. Journal of pedagogic development 6 (2) 18-24
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/611818
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/316/497
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTso, Anna Wing-boen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-06T11:46:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-06T11:46:59Zen
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.citationTso, A.W-b. (2016) 'Teaching Shakespeare to Young ESL Learners in Hong Kong'. Journal of pedagogic development 6 (2) 18-24en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/611818en
dc.description.abstractTeaching Shakespeare to young ESL learners can be one of the most challenging tasks for English teachers and parents. Because of the difficult vocabulary and unusual language, Shakespeare is often left unread and unexplored both in school and at home. With a view to helping children overcome reading obstacles and learn to appreciate Shakespeare and his plays, the Hong Kong Public Libraries and I co-hosted a weekly Shakespeare teens’ reading club for K12 learners from local grammar schools. Four Shakespearean plays were introduced to about twenty Cantonese child participants who had no or little experience reading or studying Shakespeare’s works. To enhance imagination and interactions among child readers, various learner-centred, interactive, and multimedia pedagogical activities such as the reader’s theatre, movie screenings, creative writing tasks, comics reading and drawing, etc. were used in the reading club. In this paper, I will share teaching ideas and reading activities that make Shakespeare understandable and enjoyable for ESL young readers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/316/497en
dc.subjectShakespeareen
dc.subjectlifelong learningen
dc.subjectlifewide learningen
dc.subjectreading club activitiesen
dc.subjectmultimedia pedagogyen
dc.subjectEnglish as a Second Languageen
dc.subjectHong Kongen
dc.subjectQ330 English as a second languageen
dc.titleTeaching Shakespeare to young ESL learners in Hong Kongen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentOpen University of Hong Kongen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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