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INTRODUCTION TO TESL NOE ADENIN BINTI MUSTAFA 024656 NURIAH FADHILAH BT AZMAL 024720

. an approach to the teaching of initial reading in which sounds are coded by specific colours.BACKGROUND The Silent Way is the name of a method of language teaching devised by Caleb Gattegno. Gattegno's name is well known for his revival of interest in the use of coloured wooden sticks called cuisenaire rods and for his series Words in Colour.

OBJECTIVES  Teach students to be an independent student.  The students give full attention during the learning lesson. .

 Learning is facilitated by problem solving involving the material to be learned.THE SILENT WAY HYPOTHESES  Learning is facilitated if the learner discovers or creates rather than remembers and repeats what is to be learned. .  Learning is facilitated by accompanying (mediating) physical objects.

. autonomous and responsible.  Silent Way learners acquire “inner criteria”.THEORY OF LEARNING SILENT WAY  A successful learning involves commitment of the self to language acquisition through the use of silent awareness and then active trial.  The Silent Way student is expected to become independent.

phrase.  Learners then go on to create their own utterances by putting together old and new information.TYPES OF LEARNING AND TEACHING ACTIVITIES. although much of the activity may be teacher directed. and other aids may be used to elicit learner responses.  Charts. rods. .  The teacher models a word.  Teacher modeling is minimal. or sentence and then elicits learner responses.

SPEAKS .SKILL  BASED ON SPEAKING SKILL  TEACHER-SILENT  STUDENT.

 TEACHER SHOULD BE AGGRESSIVE WHILE SHOWING ALL THE MATERIALS.WAYS OF TEACHING  BODY LANGUAGE HELPS THE STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE SILENT WAY METHOD.  EG: TEACHING ON VERB .

ENHANCED THEIR THINKING SKILL. . THE SENSE OF INQUIRY AMONG THEM. AVOID USING DULL COLOUR.INTRINSIC MOTIVATION  BY USING COLOURFUL MATERIALS LIKE     COLOURFUL ROD AND PAPER WILL ATTRACT THEM TO ENJOY THE LESSON. ORGANISE COMPETITION.

or the exercise of initiative. It helps to foster autonomy. The teacher’s silence encourages group cooperation.  Students need to develop their own inner criteria for correctness. . The teacher should give only what help is necessary.  Students must have self confidence to make the lesson become interesting and they will interact with the teacher.THE PRINCIPLES  Silence is a tool.  Students should rely on each other and themselves.

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