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A metanalysis on the role of audio-visual cartoons in language acquisiton among primary school children

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering

Year : 2019

Abstract : In literature, there are claims that language is a sole reason for shaping the identity of an individual. To learn a global language, without undermining the native language of a person is a difficult task. Language learners of different corners of the world, struggle to learn a foreign language. Education is based on a curriculum provided in a static, formal and systematic manner, which may not equally benefit the introvert and extrovert students in the context of language learning. Cartoons are the most delightful illustrations that can help primary school children in learning the foreign languages as well creating a firm foundation of their native language, with the visuals and audios of clarity in cartoons. When a language is studied in linguistic institutions, there is a challenging task of acquiring a native like pronunciation of the language. If a native speaker of the language is the teacher, it will be difficult for the students to acquire the exact pronunciation and it will be hard to comprehend what is taught. Often non native speakers of a language teach students the foreign languages, which can result in miscommunication of pronunciation and various aspects related to the language.Children at a very early age have the capacity of bilingualism, and cartoons can help them to acquire the exact pronunciation of the foreign languages as cartoons are available in different languages and are educative in today’s world. This paper is intended to contribute to education with an easy method for producing an intelligible pronunciation of a language through cartoons for primary school children and adults can also be benefitted as cartoons can grip the attention of a language learner regardless of their age using the method of sample survey. © BEIESP.

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