Difficulties In Learning Irregular Verbs In English Education Essay

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The present report contains the results of the investigation carried out at Higüerito Basic School.

It is evident that the goal of grammar instruction is to enable students to carry out their communication, Purposes, thereby getting involved with all those difficulties students have had for years to learn and use irregular verbs is highly important.

This Research has three Different Chapters:

Chapter I, Presents the historical context of the Educational Center, it shows the External or geographic aspects of Higüerito Basic School, There´s an analysis of the Socio Economic and cultural characteristics of the Educational Center, In addition the philosophy of Higüerito Basic School.

The second chapter of this investigation states the difficulties in Learning Irregular verbs which is the basis of this research, It is analyzed here different aspects and methods of teaching irregular verbs such as; Infinitives matching and grouping, presentation, infinitives, unfamiliarity with infinitives, infinitives matching, The present continuous tense as matter of priority, categorization of irregular verbs and some strategies to teach irregular verbs.

Chapter III, Is where the result of the investigation is presented. Firstly this chapter shows the results of the interview directed to the English teachers of Higüerito Basic School and the results of the survey applied to the students of this Educational Center.

JUSTIFICATION

Teachers are always trying to find new and easily comprehensible ways to teach different parts of grammar, especially for the challenge that teaching irregular verbs represents. It hasn't been easy to deal with irregular verbs or make students understand how to use them.

We felt motivated to investigate about it, because as English students we have also had difficulties with the acquisition and usage of irregular verbs. It is highly important to have all kind of information about the process of teaching irregular verbs, because we are thoroughly sure that as future English professionals will need to use them in a current conversation or in the classroom. This research will not only be important for us, it will also be important for those readers who share the benefits of the results of this investigation.

The advantages of overcoming the difficulties that most teachers and students have with irregular verbs will contribute to improve the teaching and learning process that so far has been obstructed.

METHODOLOGY

This investigation was documentary and it was carried out in the field too, considering these, and the best and ideal ways to obtain excellent results and to count with the correct tools to understand the target problem of this research.

In this investigation were used the descriptive and analytical methods, this report starts with a problem that is affecting most of the schools of our country in order to analyze a particular situation that is happening in Higüerito Basic in San Juan de la Maguana Dom. Rep.

All the possible elements that concern to this research were summarized and the results of the analysis were summarized.

For more credibility and trying to give a realistic out look to

Different sources were analyzed:

Research, Books, on line technology and surveys at Higüerito Basic School; teachers and students were interviewed

CHAPTER I:

CHAPTER I

GENERAL CHARACTERICTISC OF THE HIGUERITO BASIC SCHOOL

1.1- Historical context of the Educative center.

1.2 - External or Geographic Aspects

1.2.1- Socio Economic and Cultural Characteristics of the Center.

1.3 - Internal Characteristics of the School

1.3.1 - Description of the infrastructure.

1.3.2 - Philosophy of the Educative Center.

1.3.3- Strengths and weaknesses of Higüerito Basic School.

1.3.4- Problems of the Educative Center.

1.3.5- Statistics of Higüerito Basic School

CHAPTER I

General Characteristics of Higüerito Basic school

This chapter I presents important information concerning to the historical context of the Educational Center, the Geographical location of Higüerito Basic School, The Socio Economic and Cultural Characteristics of the Sector; This chapter also presents the internal characteristics of the school, it focuses the infrastructure; In addition it presents the philosophy of the Educational Center, the Strengths and weaknesses of Higüerito basic school whereas the problems of the Educational Center and the Statistics of Higüerito basic School.

I. I. Historical context of the Educational Center.

The first pavilion of the school was made of wood in 1953, by this time the principal was Mrs. Batida Ruiz, later they built three more classrooms, and three more teachers were hired.

In 1970 teacher Ana Isolina de la Cruz was in charge of the school, in 1970 there was a staff of 2o teachers. Under Mrs. De la Cruz administration a second pavilion was built in 1982.

Finally in 2001 Higüerito Basic School was managed by Lida. Francisca Mirella Rodriquez.

1.2 Geographical Location of the Higüerito Basic School

This Urban School Belongs to Region 02 District 02-06. It is located in the Northern part of the city at 151 Anacaona Avenue in San Juan de la Maguana Dominican Republic.

In the northern part of Higüerito Basic School there's a neighborhood called, project 20 of the Ensanche Anacaona. South of the school there's a belt way Better Known as Circumvallation San Juan Bautista. East of the school, it's located the Fire Fighter building and to the west La Altagracia Neighborhood.

1.2.1- Socio Economic and Cultural Characteristics of the sector.

To talk about the Educational preparation of the, or background of the people, who live in this area it is necessary to present this topic focusing on the different sectors that are surrounding the educational center. The people, who live in the Eastern part of the school, are teachers, some of them are working and others are retired.

Those people who live north of the school have an average level of education, most of the students that attend this school belong to this area, and they come from humble homes lots of economic adversities.

San Juan de la Maguana is well known as "El Granero del Sur", for its grain production, there by most of these people income depends on agriculture this activity is the economic support of the citizens, all around this educational center there are, some liquor stores.

Concerning to cultural aspects, it is well known that every educational center that provides any kind of service to the community has its own beliefs and culture, which is well identified in student's behavior.

San Juan owns a rich culture with multiple traditions such as saint patron's party, in honor of John the Baptist. These parties are celebrated from June 15th to June 24th each year. This belief is part of every child and it is part of the school and the community.

The school participates in all the activities promoted by different institutions of the community.

1.3- Description of the Infrastructure of the Higüerito Basic School.

The infrastructure of Higüerito basic school looks in good conditions, Nowadays the School is made of blocks. It has 17 classrooms, Higüerito School has an area of 466, 43 Mts. And each classroom measures 5.29mts. And 6.44 mts. There are only two bathrooms for the students which are not enough for the amount of pupils. The furniture's are not in good conditions, they need to be fixed.

In the inside part of the school it could be observed certain amount of garbage in the yard and in the halls. There is a bad smell that comes out of the bathrooms this situation is affecting the students health.

1.3.1 Internal Characteristics of Higüerito Basic School

At present this School is been managed by a principal, for a better management it also has a procedures Staff, a cooperative team and a pedagogic team pretending to guarantee the application of the contents proposed by the curriculum.

1.3.2 Philosophy of the educative Center

The project of Center of Higüerito Basic School States the vision and mission of this school, it pretends to guarantee the preparation of all of the students increasing the reinvestment of values, attitudes and talents, making of those teenagers competent people. With the effort of dedicated teachers and following the guidance of the curriculum the image and the prestige of the school is going up.

Some important values that make part of this school priority are: dignity, love, solidarity, discipline, responsibility, respect, collaboration, empathy, partnership, faith, honesty, creativity, humbleness, hygiene and sincerity.

1.3.3 Strengths and weaknesses of Higüerito Basic School.

According to the information compiled from the project of center this school, it may be quoted the following strengths:

The teachers who come to this school are qualified teachers, willing to work with a high spirit of compromise, responsibility and desire to improve.

The school is located away from disturbing places in benefit of those who take classes in this Educative Center.

This Educative center contemplates as weaknesses: Lack of Library equipment, counseling Department, equipment and adequate school supplies.

1.3.4 Problems of the educative center

The problems that are quoted in the project of center of this school are : indiscipline in the classroom, the student have reading problems, The process of teaching technical areas has become one of the biggest problems of the school because those technical areas as English and French require experienced teachers and this school doesn't have these teachers yet.

CHAPTER II

Difficulties in Learning Irregular Verbs

2.1 Difficulties Learning Irregular verbs.

2.1.1 Infinitives Matching and grouping.

2.1.2 Presentation, practice, production.

2.1.3 Unfamiliarity with infinitives

2.1.4 Infinitives matching.

2.1.5 The present continuous tense as matter of priority.

2.1.6 Categorization of irregular verbs.

2.1.7 Database making and strategies to teach irregular verbs.

THE Difficulties in Learning Irregular verbs

The chapter II of This research is based on the analysis of the difficulties in learning irregular verbs, here it is presented the infinitive matching and grouping activities and some methods such as presentation, practice and production, it is also treated here the unfamiliarity with infinitives, infinitive matching, the present continuous tense as a matter of priority as well as the categorization of irregular verbs and some strategies to teach irregular verbs.

2.1 Difficulties Learning Irregular Verbs.

For learner of English, irregular verbs represent one of the most difficult aspects of the language.

Normally because they are presented in the form of alphabetical lists.

Irregular verbs haunt learners of English from the beginning to the end of their studies.

Teachers are always trying to find new and easily comprehensible ways to teach different parts of grammar. ESL Learners usually try several hypotheses before they can handle. If they could be organized in a morphonemic classification, to make it easier for the learners to create file/ folders that they can easily accommodate them in their learning process, and if the learning load can be reduced thereby, learners can grasp and remember them better and faster. In English, majority of the verbs go through 4 forms, with an exception of modal auxiliary verbs. These forms are: 2 tense forms and 2 aspects for

The verbs in English behave in four different ways in the past tense:

I. There is a regular past tense form:

2. There is an irregular past tense form wherein it takes any shape, which is not easily predicted.

3. There is a vowel change past tense form in which on vowel in the verb changes to form the past tense, while the rest of the verb shape remains the same.

4. There is a no change past tense form wherein the verb remains as it is. The irregular verbs have hardly any resemblance with the original form of the verbs and therefore their past form is unpredictable.

2.1.1 Infinitives matching and grouping

The students are encouraged to match and group infinitives in a logical way. Hence, when they star dealing with the past simple tense, they have become familiar with the infinitives, so the primary barrier is eliminated. The list of irregular verbs with all three forms is then cat into pieces and the students are asked to categorize the irregular verbs on the basis of resemblance. This proceeds from a classification of irregular verbs as stated in a comprehensive grammar of the English language.

The students are encouraged to create their own positive negative compound sentences, which they can as the fourth step- develop in stories. The fifth step is fixing phase, during which the students organize and reorganize the irregular verbs depending on how familiar the students are with them - having learnt the infinitive, past and past- participle forms by heart, however, the students are found unable to recognize any of the forms if written in English, there is a method elaborated by: "Jeremy Harmer", consists of the following elements: Engage, Study, Activate.

In the engage phase, the teacher s effort is to awake the students interest, arouse their curiosity, and engage their emotions, employing numerous means, such as games, pictures, audio or video recordings, or dramatic stories.

we, switched off from what was being taught. We may also remember lessons where we were more or less paying attention, but where we were not really hooked. We were not engaged emotionally with what was going on; we were not curious, passionate or involved. Yet things are learnt much better if both our minds and our hearts are brought into service. Engagement of this type is one of the vital ingredients for successful learning.¨ Harmer, (200:52).

Hence, instead of being passively taught the infinitives of irregular verbs, students are encourage to play with them, in the activate phase, those exercises and activities are comprised, which gave been designed to make students use the language communicatively. The students are discouraged to focus on the language construction or practice of its particular patterns. On the contrary, the activities are to help the students

. The objective in the activate phase

In this way students get a chance to try out real language use with little or no restriction, a kind of rehearsal for the real life.

Story - making is an activity typically employed within the activate phase. The students are assigned to create a story, being allowed to use limited or unlimited group of vocabulary.

2.1.2 Presentation, practice, production.

This is a widely spread approach, in terms of which the teacher present the language and then encourages the student to practice it at first by means of highly controlled activities the p.p.p model is employed efficiently when most isolated grammatical items are being dealt with. From the teacher's point of view, it is highly favorable since solve the possible problems the students may encounter.

2.1.3 Unfamiliarity with Infinitives

According to the structure of a elementary English course, students are expected to acquire the principles of the past simple tense and past forms of numerous irregular verbs, one difficulty they have is that the encounter approximately one hundred verbs fewer than half of which are irregular for example. Buy, come, cost, do, draw, drink, drive, eat, fall, find, fly, get, give, go, have, hear, know, leave, make, mean, meet, put, read, ring, run, say, see, wear, write. Then the biggest problem the students have is that they are not given enough opportunities to get familiar with them. When they have managed to learn the infinitives of hardly twenty irregular verbs, the students are confronted with both a new grammatical phenomenon the principles of making the past simp0le tense, and a flood of irregular verbs. They become showered with the infinitives and past forms of so many new irregular verbs that they start drawing, losing their motivation

2.1.4 Infinitives Matching.

It's a teaching aid that consists in encouraging students to match and group infinitives in a way which they find logical. This method is of double benefit to the students. First it makes the infinitives easy to remember, and secondly, it forces the student to enrich their vocabulary by looking up synonyms to the given verbs.

and experienced in all manner of associations, but ultimately it is learned by the individual.

but each will finally learn a very personal selection of items, organized into relationships' in a individual way" (1983). Wilga Rivers.

2.1.5 The present continuous tense as a matter of priority

Dealing with the present continuous tense before starting to do the past simple one is another way how to imprint on students memory as many infinitives of irregular verbs as possible, before confronting the principles of making and using of the present continuous tense is considerably easier than the past simple.

Describing various pictures, a method typically applied when teaching present continuous, encourages students to look up a considerable number of verbs in a dictionary. This method. By choosing appropriate pictures, the teacher can give the students the right direction towards irregular verbs without the students realizing that they are being language

The learned system, on the contrary, is defined by krashen as a product of formal instruction, comprising a conscious process with results in conscious knowledge about the language. In other words learning is less important than acquisition with the method of describing pictures being applied, students are able to learn the infinitives of all the eighty or ninety most commonly used irregular verbs on cards, which they are encourage to employ when describing routines or making bubble diagrams. In this way, the students are able to get familiar with a substantial number of verbs in an easy, natural manner.

Other problem when teaching irregular verbs is that having instilled the infinitive forms of the most commonly used irregular verbs into the students, teacher are sometimes confronted with another problem. They have to decide whether to involve past participles and teach all three forms at once, or to postpone teaching of the past participles until the present perfecto tense is being done.

2.1.6 Categorization of irregular verbs.

The students are expected to memorize all three forms of the following eighty- six irregular verbs. Be, beat, begin, break, bring, build, burn, eat, fall, feel, find, fly, forget, forgive, get, give, go, have, hear, hit, hold, hurt, keep, know, leave, lend, lie, lose, make, mean, pay, put, read, ride, ring, run, say, see, sell, send, sing, sleep, speak, spell, spend, stand, swim, teach, tell, think, throw, understand, wake, wear, win, wrote etc…

Irregular ones in that either the past inflection or the ed participle inflection, or both of these, are irregular. The irregular verbs either do not have the regular -ed inflection

According to a comprehensive grammar of the English language irregular verbs differ from else. Irregular verbs typically, but not invariably, have variation in their base vowel; irregular verbs have a varying number of distinct forms…

The base form past and the ed participle. These are traditionally known as the principal parts of the verb- most irregular verbs have, like regular ones, only one common form for the past.

The 250 or so irregular verbs can be, classified on the basis of criteria derived from similarities and differences. In other to make the irregular verbs easier to memorize, the students Endeavour to discover as many similarities and differences as possible.

There is a method that consists in students creating positive - negative - questions triplets of sentences.

This method is called reversing the students choose a card with the infinitive are asked to provide a triplet in the past simple tens. For example: see I saw Jane yesterday but I didn't see Bob - Did you see Antonio?

This method of reversing is possible to extend and apply later on when dealing with the present perfect tense. Not only do the students practice recalling the past form and past participle of the particular verb, Come: Pedro came to our house last Saturday but Jessica didn't come. Did Robert come? Pedro has come but Jessica hasn't come yet. Has Robert come?

When learning irregular verbs other strategy very effective for learning them is creating story, employing the cards with the past forms of the irregular verbs on them. At the beginning, the students are preferably supposed to use verbs within a group or subgroup, in order to fix the patterns in their minds. Gradually, however, they are encouraged to introduce verbs from the other groups or subgroups.

2.1.7 Database Making and strategies to teach irregular verbs

In order to conclude the process of intensive irregular verbs learning, the students are asked to create a database of the cards witch they made and used during the process itself. Such a card index is to be at the students' disposal ever after while revising or when they are confronted with a new tense or grammar.

There lots of useful programs teachers could use as a support for teaching irregular verbs.

Teaching English irregular verbs is indeed challenging.

The main goal of grammar rule is to have students to develop a conversation using the irregular verbs. some of the resource that these programs use are: Flash, multiple choice with sentences not read, spelling activity

Chapter III

Presentation and Analysis of the data's of the investigation

In this chapter are presented the results of the investigation carried out in the Educative Center Higüerrito basic School. The results of the interview to the principal of the School and the surveys applied to teachers and students of this Educative Center.

3.1. Interview Applied to the Principal of the Educative Center Higüerito basic School.

In this section are analyzed the answers obtained from the interview to the director of the school.

The principal of Higüerito basic School was asked if she supervises the English teachers while they are on duty and her answer was affirmative, but she specified, that is the teacher in charge of the grade who teaches English because they don't have a teacher for the area so far. She was also questioned if she has received any kind of complaints from the students for the lustration they receive, and she answer,54 "not yet" she was asked if the school trains the teachers in order to have better results during and after the process of teaching and learning She replied, "no." She was also questioned about the resources that the teachers of English need as a complement to their teaching process and she said that is a teacher´s responsibility because public Schools do not provide these resources, when she was asked how she evaluates the English teachers´ work, her reply was, that she evaluates it very good, because they are not English teachers actually, and believe it or not they have been teaching well taking in to considerations the limitations.

Here´s the key of the problems, as this Educative Center is Subsidized by the State and the fact that there aren't languages teachers: The teachers in charge of the grade are obliged to mange to teach. In the project of center the principal States as an advantage the preparation of the teachers who work for this school but they don't have qualified English teachers, and this is a serious problem because either the teachers or the students might feel frustrated, the teachers feeling unable to do their job and the students getting drowned in their attempt for learning the language.

3.2 Survey elaborated for the English teachers of Higüerito basic School.

In this section are analyzed the answers obtained from the survey applied to teachers of English of Higüerito basic School.

I. Years of experience of Higüerito basic school English teachers.

Category

Frequency

%

1-5

3

60

5-10

2

40

10-15

0

0

Total

5

100

In this square it could be observed that 3 teachers have from 1-5 years of experience teaching and 2 teachers have from 5- 10 years of experience.

These years of experience are a good indicator to guarantee the quality of teaching of the Educative Center Higüerito.

2. Techniques used by teachers of the Educative Center Higüerito to teach irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Participation in class

Oral Practice

1

20

Home works

Written Exams

4

80

All the previous Alternatives

None of the Alternatives

Total

5

100

According to what it seen in this chart, 20. % of the English teachers use as a teaching technique, the oral practice and 80 % use written exams.

Based on this result, the English teachers of Educational Center Higüerito consider that is more important to teach irregular verbs though written exams.

3. Evaluation of the difficulties most of the students have to memorize irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Always

Almost

Sometimes

Rarely

1

20

'Never

4

80

Total

5

100

As it is observed in this chart, 20% of English teachers rarely evaluate the students' difficulties to learn irregular verbs and 80% never do it.

The English teachers of this Educational Center don't know how to evaluate the progress of their students for the acquisition of irregular verbs, the simply don't know how to do it at a

4. Motivation promoted by the teachers of English to teach irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Excellent

Very good

Good

1

20

Average

3

60

Fair

1

20

Total

5

100

In this graphic it`s observed that 60 % of the teachers use an average motivation to teach irregular verbs, the motivation of 20 % is good and other 20% of teachers motivation is fair.

The motivation is part of the teaching process; these teachers do not motivate their students which for sure make it difficult for their students to memorize the verbs

5. Review of irregular verbs in the classroom.

Category

Frequency

%

Always

Almost always

Some time

Rarely

Never

5

100

Total

5

100

This graphic shows that none of the teachers reviews the irregular verbs. Repetition is basic to learn irregular verbs, teachers of the Educational Center Higuüerito, need to take into account this important fact.

6. Difficulties that English teaches have to teach irregular verbs

Category

Frequency

%

Enough

Many

4

80

A few

1

20

None total

Total

According to this chart 80 % of the English teachers of Higuerito School have many troubles to teach irregular verbs and 20% have some problems.

Teachers of English of Hgüerito School have problem teaching irregular verbs, this fact affect directly the process of learning them. If these teachers don't know how to teach irregular verbs how are the pupils supposed to learn them?

7. Activities used by the English teachers of Higüerito School to teach Irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Games

Bingo

Listen and repeat

All of them

None of them

3

60

Others

2

60

Total

5

100

These graphic shows that 60 percent of the English teachers don't use games listen and recap activities to teach irregular verbs while 40 % of the teacher use other activities.

Higüerito basic school based on this presentation use a tradition methodology to teach irregular verbs; memorization list might be none of those activities these English teachers use. Wonderful and interesting activities make of learning irregular verbs a game.

Resources that teachers of English use to teach Irregular verbs at Higüerito basic School

Category

Frequency

%

The board

4

80

Test books

1

20

Flash cards

Posters

Videos

Others

Total

5

100

As it's observed in this chart 80 % of the English teachers asked answer that the only resource they use is the board to teach irregular verbs. 20 % replied, the textbook.

The resources that English teachers need make the process of teaching irregular verbs easier are not used at Higuerito

School, the teachers of this Educational Center at present use the traditional resources that make students drown in their attempt to learn irregular verbs.

3.3 Survey elaborated for the Students of the Educative Center Higuerito School

In this section are analyzed the answers obtained from the survey applied to the English students of the basic School. The results are presented as follow:

I. Aspects that English teachers use to teach irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Participation

Oral practice

Home works

Written exams

5

25

None of them

15

75

Total

20

100

According to what this graphic projects 25 % of the students asked say. That the teacher of English teach them irregular verbs through written exams and 75 % of the students agreed that their teachers don't teach them irregular verbs through participation oral practice, homework's or written exam.

It is assumed that either the teachers or the students of Higuerito School have serious problems to deal with irregular verbs. Student's answers confirm this reflection.

2. Frequency used by teachers of English to evaluate student's difficulties with irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Always

Almost always

Sometimes

Rarely

4

20

Never

16

80

Total

20

100

This graphic shows that 80% of the students agree that their teachers never evaluate their difficulties with irregular verbs and 20 % of the students say that the teachers rarely evaluate their difficulties with the verbs.

3. Motivation that the students receive from their teachers to learn irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

Excellent

Very good

Good

6

30

Average

5

25

Fair

9

45

Total

20

100

According to this graphic 30 % of the students say they receive a good motivation from their teachers to learn irregular verbs, 25 % say they gave an average motivation and 45 of the students say that that they receive a fair motivation from their teachers.

This graphic and percentages shows the reality of this educational Center, students have no motivation to learn irregular verbs because their teacher s knowledge of irregular verbs is poor.

4. Classroom activities with irregular verb

Category

Frequency

%

Games

Bingo

Story telling

Listen and repeat

Others

20

100

Total

20

100

This graphic shows that 100% of the students do not have effective classroom activities to study irregular verbs.

If the teachers don't know how to teach very well irregular verbs, it is impossible that these teachers use functional activities in the classroom.

5. Resources' students have in class to learn irregular verbs.

Category

Frequency

%

The board

10

50

Tex books

4

20

Flash cards

Posters

Videos

None of them

6

30

Total

20

100

According to this graphic 50 % of the students said that the resource then gave to learn irregular verbs is the board, 20% said that they only have the textbooks and 30 % agreed that they don't use any of these resources in the classroom.

The board which is the traditional resource that most teachers use to teach is not the only means teachers should use in this school to teach irregular verbs, there lots of resources they could use to make their classes more interesting.

6. Opinion students have of their English teachers.

Category

Frequency

%

Excellent

Very good

14

70

Good

3

15

Average

3

15

None of them

Total

20

100

As it could be observed in this chart 70 % of the students have a positive opinion of their teachers of English, 15 % believe the teachers are good and 15 % think they have average teachers.

Most of the students think they have very good teachers, because they only have one teacher for the different subjects they receive in this school that is why they evaluate them properly.

CONCLUSION

After analyzing and comparing the results of the three chapters of this report; some reflections of each chapter as are presented as conclusions on each chapter, pointing out preferably the most essential part of this investigation. The difficulties' in learning irregular verbs in the English language, in Higüerito basic School…

This Educational Center has a good infrastructure, a wide yard that could be used by the English teachers to play games and make their classes more dynamics, but the basic School has some limitations for example it doesn't count with a bathrooms for the educators and it only has two bathrooms' which are not enough for the amount of children and teachers who use them, for this educative Center it has been hard to change those weaknesses in strengths. These weaknesses affect directly this school and the people who work and study here.

According to what it is written in their project of center even though they say that the school has qualified teachers, the real fact is that they need English teachers and the ones who teach have little knowledge of English, for this reason Higüerito basic School students do not only have problems with irregular verbs, then also have difficulties with the acquisition of the English language. Evidently it´s impossible for these teachers to reach a critical learning, and create children able to make changes in their community and what it is worse create qualified human being. It is necessary for this Educative Center to understand that they need teachers with certain qualifications, and enough preparation to figure out what teaching English really means.

The foreign languages based on what the curriculum says have one basic goal, to make of human being someone able to communicate his / her feelings under any circumstances' of the daily life. However the English teaching process of English and their students are passing through the some problem. The teachers of Higüerito basic School have lots of experience, but teaching other subjects, they teach English just to fill with the requirements of the curriculum.

The techniques that the teachers use to teach irregular verbs are very poor or they simply do not exist, based on the results of this investigation, the teacher use the traditional means to teach irregular verbs its for these teachers to make their students understand how to use the irregular verbs if they don't understand how to use them either.

To be successful teaching irregular verbs it´s important to know how to present them, Higüerito basic School teachers use the board promoting the verb memorization list, which is very difficult don't know now to use in a meaningful way, teaching irregular verbs require the usage of effective strategies that are unknown by the teachers of Higüerito basic School.

The motivation is essential to teach irregular verbs and the teachers of this school do not provide enough motivation to their students, one element considered basic for teaching and learning irregular verbs are the resources teachers must use in the classroom, not only the board which is the unique element or resource Higüerito basic School teachers use.

The English teachers of Higüerito basic School should improve their teaching practice and increase their knowledge of the language it is not fair that the students of this school do not receive the teaching they deserve.

The students of Higüerito basic School have different opinions about their teachers and the process of teaching and learning, however most of them agree that their teachers have serious problems to deal with irregular verbs, because they hardly ever use them in the classroom as they never understand how to use them.

RECOMMENDATION

With highly and using as a support the results of this investigation, arise these recommendations. For the principal of the school the teachers and also for the students.

Even though this Educative Center is subsidized the principal of the school must guarantee that in the classroom, the teachers of English own the resources the might need to successfully teach the language. The principal of the school must go to the District and talk to the person in charge of the language Department and arrange training for all of the teachers of Higüerito basic School, these recommendations would be part of the solution of the problem that is not only affecting the students learning, but the teachers teaching too.

For the teachers it would be an excellent ides to register in an English institute, so they would be able to teach better. They can also look for information in the internet, on how to teach irregular verbs that would help a lot, they must try to make the process of learning grammar easier so that the students don't feel that they are drowning, on the contrary they are going to be happier, using, games, and activities that call the students interests.

The students must try to make sentences with the verbs, to use them for communicating their ideas instead of trying to memorize a list of verbs that won't help them at all.

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