iGeneration Methodology

iGeneration Methodology

Aruldoss L. (K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, India), Sujitra A. G. (K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, India) and Vijayalakshmi R. (K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3464-9.ch013

Abstract

This chapter aims at analyzing the effective teaching methodology for the iGeneration students who learn English as a second language. iGeneration students are the students who are born in between 1995 to 2012. As the iGeneration students are not interested in reading books, there has to be another method which can be used to teach them. This generation of students are using the technology effectively. The teachers who teach English for the students have to adopt a new method. To find out the best method for English language teaching, 150 students were taken for the research. They were divided into three sections namely A, B, and C sections. Each section was taught with different methods. At last, a test was conducted for all the students and marks were awarded for the test. Based on the marks scored by the students, it is found that audio-visual method was effective for learning English language.
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Method And Procedure

A total of 150 students who were born between 1997 and 2000 were taken for the research. The students were doing their first year of Bachelor of Engineering in K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India. They were divided into three groups. A grammar topic ‘Tenses’ was taught to all the three groups with a different teaching method.

A Section students were taught with the chalk and talk method. In this method the teacher wrote the examples for tenses and explained the usages of tenses to the students. The students noted them in the notebook on their own interest. But the staff did not show any videos to the students.

B Section students were taught with the lecture method (Only audio).In this method the teacher dictated the usage of tenses and gave examples to the students and also the teacher explained the usages of tenses to the students .But the teacher did not write anything on the board and did not show any videos to the students.

C Section students were taught with the Audio-Visual method. Some videos were played in the classroom on tenses with subtitles. [Example No 1. A customer made a call to a restaurant and asked for chines food on Friday. The receptionist replied “Our cook Mr. John cooks chines food on Monday”. Here the learner learns about the usage of habitual action for simple present tense. Example No 2. Another video was played to show the usage of present continuous tense. A boy was dancing in the video and at the same time the boy said “I am dancing” Here the learner learns that present continuous tense can be used to represent an action that happens at the time of speaking] When the learner saw the video with the actions, it stayed in the mind of the learner and the learner was able to answer questions in the test well.

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