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Pages: 1499-1505
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0130

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

EXTENDING LEARNING BEYOND CLASSROOM THROUGH PARENT EDUCATION VIA E-MAILS IN PRE-SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION

P. Kahveci

Sinop University (TURKEY)
Extending learning beyond classroom is necessary in pre-school language education because very young learners learn and forget quickly. Involving parents in teaching process may be a good way to extend language learning beyond classroom. Therefore, this study aims to understand parents' attitudes towards parent education in teaching English to very young learners. The study is significant in the sense that the idea of educating parents in language learning through e-mails may be promising for increasing quality in teaching English to very young learners. Survey research method was used in the study. Survey on Attitudes Towards Parent Education in Teaching English to Very Young Learners developed by the researcher was used as the research instrument. The data were collected from eight parents who received instruction on English language teaching through e-mails during six months. The e-mails they received on a weekly basis contained the content of what their children have learned in the classroom and suggested language learning activities to be applied at home. The steps of the activities were simply outlined. Carefully selected language learning visuals and links for useful websites were also provided in the e-mails. The results indicated that parent education via e-mails generated a positive impact on parents' integration to teaching English. It was seen that parents were positive about the content of e-mails. They also found the suggested activities applicable at home. Similarly, they felt confident about continuing teaching English to their kids at home. In addition, parents’ gender, education or English language proficiency did not have any significant effect on their attitudes towards parent education in teaching English to very young learners. Given these results, it is possible to suggest that pre-school language teachers, administrators and curriculum developers should integrate parent education into teaching English to very young learners programs.
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title = {EXTENDING LEARNING BEYOND CLASSROOM THROUGH PARENT EDUCATION VIA E-MAILS IN PRE-SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.0130},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0130
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P. Kahveci (2016) EXTENDING LEARNING BEYOND CLASSROOM THROUGH PARENT EDUCATION VIA E-MAILS IN PRE-SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 1499-1505.
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