ROLE OF MOTOR ACTIVITY IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (L2) IN DEVELOPMENTAL AGE: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Manuela Valentini, Giulia Delbene

Abstract


The aim of the review is to analyze scientific studies that have tested the effectiveness of teaching-learning of the second language through motor activity, the movement in developmental age. After in-depth research, 28 international studies were selected, highlighting the use of different approaches: Content and Language Integrated Learning in Physical Education lessons, Asher's Total Physical Response. The results show a greater predisposition, motivation and confidence by the students learning a foreign language with the body in motion, since motor learning makes the lesson more engaging and easier to memorize, improving oral comprehension and target vocabulary.


Keywords


Physical activity, Second language acquisition, Primary school, Preschool

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32043/gsd.v5i3.426

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