The Positive Effect of Realia in EFL Classes

Bala, Emine (2015) The Positive Effect of Realia in EFL Classes. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 2 (1).

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There are many ways generated by the linguists to teach the language items in EFL classroom; however, bringing ̳realia‘ into the classroom is one of the most effective ways to create an enjoyable class atmosphere and acquire the target language efficiently. Especially, low-level students may suffer from obtaining what teacher presents because they have no chance to synthesize what they learn in the class with real life situations. Using real objects and materials gives students opportunity to experience real life in the class atmosphere and this may facilitate and accelerate their learning process. Accordingly, using visuals stimulates students to maintain studying on the language because practicing the topic with visuals assists students to get involved in more powerful learning. This study illustrates an investigation based on a 20-question exam paper whether getting support from realia augments the students‘ success in the examination or not. Two elementary-level EFL classes took part in this project. Looking at the results, the students who were taught with realia showed more success compared to the others who were not taught with visuals during teaching.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EFL Classroom, Experience, Real Life, Real Objects, Realia, Visuals
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies > VOL 2, NO 1 (2015)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 11:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 11:59

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