LEARNING AND TEACHING OF LANGUAGES IN GRADES ONE TO SEVEN IN GEORGIA

Tamuna KHETAGURI
Mzia ZANGALADZE

The study investigated various language teaching styles employed by the teachers across the Georgia states within the public schools. Equally, the research looks into different strategies that ensure improved performances of the children as well as instructors, and they deliver their services as mandated by Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). The research shows that teachers use multiple styles and strategies in teaching in the state’s public schools. However, the study used questionnaires and interviews as methods of data collection in various selected public schools. Data collected indicates that most of the instructors use the hybrid method of teaching and incorporation of technology factors as a strategy in delivering their mandates.

Different teachers in Georgia State concentrate on delivering quality education systems more so in teaching languages from grades one to seven. To do so, they employ various teaching methods and strategies to meet the standards set by the education authorities such as the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). The results of the study explain that most of the teachers teaching these grades employ a hybrid method, thus offering individual learners with the essential needs and further accommodates a variety of students. Furthermore, due to development in technology, most of the instructors focus on the technological approach as the strategy in effective teaching across all the grades. Moreover, the research recommends investments in home reading and focus on learners with learning disabilities across the Georgia state.

Keywords: teaching styles, teaching strategies, methodology, public school, facilitator, delegator style, demonstrator method, blended or hybrid method, lecture or authority method.