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La gestuelle au service de l’apprentissage d’une langue vivante étrangère : en quoi les gestes favorisent l’acquisition du lexique d’une langue vivante étrangère au cycle 1 ?

Abstract : This dissertation is an attempt to demonstrate that gestures can enhance foreign language learning by facilitating memorization. Research on co-speech gestures tends to prove it. Functions of these co-speech gestures are to inform, evaluate and to animate, according to Marion Tellier (2008). Gestures also allow a more sensitive and multimodal approach of languages. When an information is encoded through several modalities (visual, auditory or motor), it leaves a richer mark in memory. In order to prove, that using gestures enhance memorization of English vocabulary, we conducted an experiment in pre-school with children aged from three years old to five years old. We divided the children in two groups: one group was taught words of the story Goldilocks and the three bears in English with gestures associated whereas the other group was only learning though auditory and visual modalities. Results showed that the group of children that learned with gestures memorized more words than the other group.
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Léna Charon. La gestuelle au service de l’apprentissage d’une langue vivante étrangère : en quoi les gestes favorisent l’acquisition du lexique d’une langue vivante étrangère au cycle 1 ?. Education. 2019. ⟨dumas-02309196⟩

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