ESL Student Teachers’ Contextual Learning Experience in Facilitating English Fun Camp

  • Mazyani Mat Centre for Languages and General Studies Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun Faculty of Languages and Communication Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
  • Nadiah Yan Abdullah Centre for Languages and General Studies Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia
Keywords: Contextual learning experience, English camp, ESL student teachers

Abstract

This study seeks to investigate ESL student teachers’ experience in facilitating an English Fun Camp (EFC) with learners from two secondary schools and one primary school. Their experiences are explored in ways which the EFC can contribute to the development of their self-fulfillment and pedagogical skills as prospective teachers. It also intends to look at the kinds of problems that student teachers have encountered while facilitating the EFC. The participants’ feedback to the activities carried out by student teachers is explored to seek ways in which they can improve their organising abilities. Two sets of questionnaire were distributed to both student teachers as well as participants. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with a few participants and student teachers to gain further insights into the activities as well as the organisation of the EFC. The study implicates that organising an EFC by the student teachers can assist them in developing their potentials as prospective English Language teachers as they are able to interact with learners in a conducive and fun learning context.

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Published
2015-12-08
How to Cite
Mat, M., Raja Harun, R. N. S., & Abdullah, N. Y. (2015). ESL Student Teachers’ Contextual Learning Experience in Facilitating English Fun Camp. AJELP: Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 3, 181-204. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/AJELP/article/view/1227

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