Publication Date

2010

First Advisor

Elka Todeva

Abstract

The focus of this paper is primarily put on enhancing the ESL teaching process and making foreign language learning successful and manageable for every student. The paper explores the process of teaching English to children who experience difficulties in learning languages due to their attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder problems. The author considers the process of second language acquisition for children with ADHD in terms of input and output speech issues, motivation problems and learning preferences. The ESL methodologies that can be applied effectively in addressing such learners’ needs and the rationale of their choice are then argued for. Examples of activities that will make the foreign language learning process fruitful, both for the children with such specific educational needs and their peers who do not have ADHD, are also discussed within the framework of this paper.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability and Equity in Education | First and Second Language Acquisition