GIFTED AND REGULAR LEARNERS AND THEIR FOREIGN LANGUAGE STRATEGY USE
Bozena Horvathova – Eva Reid
The paper provides an insight into the use of foreign language strategies of pupils with general intellectual giftedness and pupils in traditional classes. There is quite a unique form of educating gifted children in Slovakia, which provides primary and lower secondary education in segregated special classes. Teaching English as a foreign language to gifted children has its specifics, which are briefly discussed. The main focus of this paper is the analyses of foreign language strategies use of gifted pupils and regular pupils in traditional classes at primary education. Young learners´ language strategies use survey was used and it is based on communicative skills, which include the receptive skills of listening and reading, the productive skills of speaking and writing, and also strategies that cut across all four skill areas, such as vocabulary and translation strategies.
gifted learners, traditional classes, foreign language learning strategies