TELL US STORIES, PLEASE! STORYTELLING FOR YOUNG LEARNERS OF ENGLISH

Chairina Nasir, Nurul Inayah

Abstract


Almost all of us grew up with stories either read or told to us by our mothers or grandmas. There is always something exciting about stories as they open our imagination, evoke our feeling and light up our inspiration. The natural fond of stories can be benefiting particularly for language and communication skills for children that can be used by teachers in the language classroom, especially for young learners of English. This paper attempts to provide a brief discussion on the use of storytelling to teach English for children by presenting opinions and arguments related to teaching English in the early age and the storytelling effect to enrich the language learning activity in young learners’ classroom.  As the starting point, the paper reveals facts of some previous research studies on young learners classes and the at the end develops some strategies and approaches to maximize the storytelling activity in order to achieve the aim of mastering the language competency as well as developing the children’s mental, social and emotional development.

Keywords: Storytelling, Young Learners of English, Teaching Strategies


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ISBN 978-623-7086-17-8