Good afternoon, all appraiser committee members, Long time no see, Cedar Cai and zhou, so nice to see you all again. it’s my greatest honor to be here to present my research results to all of you I am **** and my supervisor is ***. With his encouragement and guidance, I have finished my paper. Here comes my presentation and any correction and suggestions will be warmly welcome.
The title of my paper is The Study of Network-based English Reading Teaching in Primary Schools Today I’m going to discuss three questions with you.
Why did I choose this topic for my study? How did I design my research? And What’re the results? And in my thesis,a nd I divide them into five chapters. First, why? Nowadays, some problems of the English reading teaching should be mentioned in regard to the large class of primary school teaching. Such as the low effectiveness of class management, the large restriction of communicating, in particular, one-on-one communication; and the actual teaching methods used by teachers, including the simple teaching form, the little information that is taught, the untimely feedback and the poor study effectiveness.
Concerning the above problems, I attempt to use the network environment to teach reading better in primary schools, Three research questions have been raised in the study:1)Does the Network-based reading teaching affect the students’ learning attitude? 2)Can the Network-based reading teaching raise the students’ learning interest? 3)Can the Network-based reading teaching improve the students’ English reading ability?
Under the guidance of Krashen’s Input Hypothesis, Krashen’s Affective Theory, the Constructive Learning Theory and the Cooperative Learning Theory, as well as on the base of the new English curriculum reform and the advantages of multimedia networks, I began to start my research, how did I do it?i selected 90 students in a primary school to do my research so that i can experience the theories. The students were divided randomly into two classes (the experimental class and the control class). And i gave two reading lessons per week in these two classes. it was an important job to select reading materials for implementing the reading activities and administering tests. i need to consider three aspects: languagelength and interest. And I adopted On-line EFL at Elementary School as the basal material and some interesting reading materials from The PEP textbook were used as supplementary materials. All the experimental data were collected through different instruments:
A questionnaire was distributed to 45 students in experimental class; 90 students in Experiment Class and Control Class were required to complete the pre-test in order to investigate whether both classes were equivalent in previous reading.
A classroom observation and teachers’ interview were designed to get the data of the following aspects, such as the students’ learning attitude and reading interest under the network environment.
Finally, after the experiment, the post-test and post-experiment questionnaires were carried out. They were analyzed by SPSS
With experiment nearly one year, I found out that in the experimental class the students performed better in the post-test than in the pre-test. There was a tendency of sharp increase in their reading performance, the students’ English ability was improved. And with the experiment progressing, students showed more interest in network-based reading class. The results of this study highlight the value of the network-based reading teaching. It can be sure that using the network environment to teach reading in primary school is practical and efficient.
At the same time, some practical suggestions of network-based English reading teaching have been made for primary English teachers according to the conclusion of the experiment. The suggestions are as follows: 1) raising the students’ reading interest by the real situation,2) improving the literacy of both the teachers and the students to use effective reading strategies and skills, 4) designing different reading activities in network classroom can be helpful to control the students, 5) exploring other network-based activities.
Although the present thesis has obtained some findings, we are fully aware that there are some methodological limitations left, which should be avoided in future research. 1、The number of the chosen students is not big enough,
2、The present research did not treat other factors under the present conditions.
In the end, I should like to say that NBLT has been valuable experience for me which has given me a chance to expose the students to modern educational concepts and network-based technology, refreshed my approaches and attitudes towards English teaching and upgraded my reading teaching skills in classroom teaching.
Finally, I would like to express my deepest thanks to all of your attention.I am honored to be given the opportunity to advance my teaching skills and in the future, I shall continue to do so, enabling our future generations to develop.
That’s all. And time for your questions