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dc.contributor.advisorMorales-Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.authorVargas-Batista, Gladys M.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis includes three teaching units to lower language anxiety in the ESL classroom using innovative teaching strategies and techniques that are relevant to teenagers' interests at the 8th and 9th grade secondary levels in Puerto Rico. The thesis offers a number of creative dramatics techniques such as role-playing, improvisation, drama in the classroom and characterization exercises that deal with real life situations. It also includes a video game unit promoting the use of English in the classroom by motivating student participation, thus creating an effective learning environment. The thesis concludes with a thematic reading unit dealing with bullying in schools and reinforcing the values of students’ social awareness of how to cope with this situation. With units such as these three, the student is motivated to learn English as a second language.en_US
dc.subjectEnglish language-secondary-Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language-lesson planningen_US
dc.subjectTeaching English-activitiesen_US
dc.subjectESL-secondary education-anxietyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching -- Puerto Rico.en_US
dc.titleTeaching units to lower language anxiety for 8th and 9th grade ESL students in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2005 Gladys M. Vargas Batistaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBlau, Eileen K.
dc.contributor.committeeOrtíz Seda, Darnyd W
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry, José
dc.contributor.representativeQuiñones Román, David L. Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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