Monday, January 10, 2005

Hi everybody

Hi everybody,
I haven't updated my blod for a long time, its is too carzy busy lately.
I an glad that winter vacation is coming...finally have some time to read and write.

Amanda

Friday, November 05, 2004

The adjustment of my thesis statement for my research paper

Dear Ms. Yeh,

Here is the adjustment of my thesis statement for my research paper:

"The quality of English Learning among kindergarten students in southern Taiwan can be enhanced by adapting the Whole Language approach in the classroom."

And below is the outline of my research paper:

A. Introduction
1) Brief preview of the current English Teaching environment in Sourthern Taiwan.

2) Purpose of this research paper: The thesis Statement.
3) Contents of my research paper.

B. Body
1) What is "Whole Language Approach"?
a. Theoretical definition of "Whole Language".
b. Related theoretical reading methodology.
c. Practical term of "Whole Language".

2) The current English teaching of kindergarten in southern Taiwan.

a. Why children in Knidergarten need to learn English.
b. What are the methodology or materials has been uesd in Kindergarten.
c. How was the effects of knidergarten's English-Learning phenomena.
d. Why "Whole Language Approach" is good for students in knidergarten.

3) The advantages and disadvantage of Whole Language Approach.
a. Advantages: Interview of teachers who are teaching in Kindergartens now.
b. Disadvantages: Interview of teachers who are teaching in Kindergartens now.
c. Differences between "Whole English Teaching" and "Whole Language Teaching".

4) What are the roles of Parents and teachers in this methodlogy.
a. Parents
b.Teachers

5) How do we apply this methodology in kindergartens in Southern Taiwan.
a. The culture and necessity of knidergarten in southern Taiwan.
b. Combination of throrectical and practical practices.
c. Case studies:
2 kindergartens that practices "Whole Language Approach" successfully.

C. Conclusion
1.) Review of the thesis statement.
2.) Brief summarize of the whole resarch.

Ms. Yeh,
Please check the outline for me and let me know how to improve it.
Thank you very much for your help.

P.S. I will also have a printed copy to hand in on Tuesday.

Sincerely yours,

Amanda Wu
Student from NE4B, WenZao

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The thesis statement for my research paper

Dear Ms. Yeh,

Thank you very much for helping me out with my thesis statement.
And the thesis statement for my research paper is :
Can the quality of English learning among kindergarten students in southern Taiwan be enhanced by adapting the "Whole Language Approach" in the classroom?

Besides the topic questions, I plan to interview 3 different kindergarten in Kaohsiung, and I will also put the interview results in my report. Therefore, I think that I need to adjust my topic slightly. I will change my topic into: "Whole Language approach" for kindergarten students in southern Taiwan.

Would you please check it again and give me your advises. Thank you very much for your help.

Yours Sincerely,

Amanda Wu
Student form NE4B, Wenzao

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Appology for late assignment this week

Dear Ms Yeh,

I apologize for the assignment for this week which is "Contents of Referemces" for our research paper. Honestly, I have tried the Internet resources only, and I haven't try the liberary resources and other resources yet, therefore, there are not much information that I got so far.

I would like to report to you before the class , I will also hand in the references tonight, (Which are incomplete references) , and I will definally work harder on finding the resources for my topic.

Thank you for your understanding and please accept my apology and late assignment.

Yours Sincerely,

Amanda Wu
Student from NE4B, wenzao

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

New topic for my research paper

Dear Ms Yeh,

Here is my new topic for my reserach paper: "Whole language apporach" in English for kindergarten kids in Taiwan.

Guestions:
1. What is whole language apporach?
2. What does kindergarten kids need for learning English?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantage for whole language apporach?
4. What are the roles of parents in this methodology?
5. How do we apply this methodology for young learners in Taiwan?

Here is my new topic for my research, would you please chack my topic and my questions again, and tell me how can I adjust it.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,

Amanda Wu
Student from NE4B

Thursday, October 07, 2004

How come my url is wrong, i can see myself on line

I don't know what's wrong with it? I can see myself on line, but ms. Yeh said it's a wrong url address.

Who can help me?

Amanda

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Topic for my research paper

Dear Ms. Yeh,

I would like to do the research about how postive thinking works for us.

Can I name my topic "Postive thinking works "?

And my questions for the topic are:

1. What is postive thinking?
2. Why do we need that?
3. How does it work for us?
4. How can we get a habbit of thinking postive?

Will this topic too big?
How can I narrow down if I need to change it?

Best regards,

Amanda Wu
Student from NE4B, Wenzao