TEACHING ENGLISH CONVERSATION TO ADULTS THROUGH PLAYING CARDS 1 (THEORY): A KA:RMIK LANGUAGE TEACHING APPROACH (KLTA)

Authors

  • Dr. Pramod Kumar, Prof. C. Bhuvaneshwer

Abstract

English Conversation has been taught through playing cards to adult students in
universities, especially,foreign studentsin Sharda University. The textbooks
prescribed are designed in such a way that there is no provision for learning a language
through playing simple games at their leisure. In Bhuvaneswar (2014), formulated his
Ka:rmik Language Teaching Approach (KLTA) for teaching children on “ the four
principles of 1. Nature of the children (disposition or svabha:va m); 2. Learning
through lessons and strenuous reading as labour (a burden); 3. Playing games as
entertainment (pleasure); and 4. Overturning gamesinto teaching - learning-materials” and
in Bhuvaneswar (2018) the same concept has been applied and Telugu vocabulary has
been taught to Iraqi children with great success (96% results). Bhuvaneswar (2018)
initiated a Language through Games Project (KLT) and taught Simple Samskrit
Conversation to adults at Amity University. In his workshop, he introduced role play,
Dandia and Cardsto teach Samskrtam. The resultsfrom playing the Dandia game – but
not officially recorded – are seen to be highly impressive. In this paper, an outline has been
suggested to teach English to foreign adults who do not know English well by using
cards.

This paper is divided into two parts. In this paper, which is the first part, the theory
and procedure are discussed.In the second part, 20 students(around 20-30 years old) will be
selected for teaching conversation. They will be divided into two groups: Control group (10
members) and Experimental Group (10 members). Both the control and experimental groups will be taught simple question forms in the simple present/past tense and future
time with / without playing gamesin the same time. A test will be conducted to check their
proficiency and the results will be compared. The experimental group will be taught
conversation through cards. In addition, the involvement and liking will be measured
though a questionnaire.

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Published

2020-12-02

How to Cite

Dr. Pramod Kumar, Prof. C. Bhuvaneshwer. (2020). TEACHING ENGLISH CONVERSATION TO ADULTS THROUGH PLAYING CARDS 1 (THEORY): A KA:RMIK LANGUAGE TEACHING APPROACH (KLTA). PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 5656 - 5664. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1837