They don’t recognize the second language as foreign, but they use both as native depending on the situation. On the other hand, adults have already their native language backed up in their brains and in order to learn something new they have to put a lot of effort because it is harder for the brain to learn on purpose. For example, think of a song that you have heard recently and unconsciously you have learned the lyrics. Although you didn’t put any effort, the song is in your head. Now think of a lesson for school you tried so hard to learn but still you tend not to memorize.
Listening comprehension is one of the important skills that learners must master for communicating in English. Without good listening comprehension skill, learners will find difficulties when they engage in the daily conversation using English. However, eventhough every learners knows that listening comprehension is an important skill, many of them do not feel determined to hone it. The possible cause might be the tedious learning atmosphere in the class. Being a student who attended the listening comprehension class, I felt the atmosphere of learning was dreary.
The expression usually followed by argumentation, such as; English is difficult, difficult to understand, it took a long time to learn and understand, especially pronunciation and grammar, etc. We often hear those expressions. When we talk about English to others or our friends, they will certainly also reveal a similar thing, even students would say that if we are an English teacher who asked our students. However, what they reveal is not wrong. Considering as a foreign language, English becomes difficult when Indonesian people try to learn it which is not a mother tongue.
Although things are changing, and the majority of teachers try to foster real communication through the implementation of different communicative methods, one as a teacher always finds groups which are more proficient on the linguistic part of language than on communicating effectively in an oral way. There have been several theoreticians who have spoken about the lack of oral communication, lack of interaction and the effect those phenomena have on the development of language proficiency. Before mentioning their postulates, it is necessary to define what oral communication is. According to Brown (1994), “oral communication is an interactive process of constructing meaning that involves producing and receiving and processing information” Brown himself gives more importance to the skills of interaction of behalf of the participants in the act of communication. He sees oral
INTRODUCTION Language is a meaning of communication in everyday life. Most people have little regard of the speaking ability as significant as linguists do. They take it for granted and think that speaking and understanding is only as natural as breathing. So, a big number of English learners are shocked whenever they need to deal with difficulties in oral communication. Among many other factors, the most important is phonetics, which could weaken the learner’s confidence both in speaking and listening.
The first question asked about the difficulties and problems of the students in terms of speaking in English. The first question also asked about the their difficulties in expressing his/her thoughts verbally and practicing communication skills. This study found that most of them considers English as a difficult language to learn and are currently having difficulties in their English proficiency. Majority of the participants also doesn 't have any confidence to talk to their foreign classmates, some feels pressured and some feels an anxiety of getting bullied. This shows that majority of the students are having a hard time in expressing his/her thoughts in English verbally.
Reading is usually regarded as hard especially in English as the students unable to comprehend what they read. Students tend to read word by word which make them try to understand the words per se and not on context. When this problem occurs it will reduce their interest and motivation to read. By using the extensive reading materials, the students will be taught to read and be more concerned with the meaning of the text rather than the meaning of individual words or sentences. Limitation of the Research Some problems might arise when the research is conducted: a) Selecting reading materials and suit the students’ ability and fit with the needs of the curriculum specification could be rather demanding.
Their Weak qualification in English is either related to the lack of student motivation, or the teacher’s interest. Many learners use their mother tongue because of the isolated culture. Yet, methods of teaching English included the medium of instructions, using Arabic in English classes, writing done in Arabic, teachers’ low proficiency in English, and lack of writing practice in educational institutions. The cases are different among student we cannot determine a specific case , but according to what we observed among learners we can basically give a few
As the language learner, you might find learning language other than your mother tongue is a painstaking task to do. You start wondering how to absorb the language that you learnt immediately as you always want to speak like a native speaker. However, no matter how hard you try, or worse still, no matter how much time and effort you have put in learning English, you could hardly grasp those essential words. Now, start asking yourself whether you are fed up of learning English. Are you frustrated watching English words you spent so much time learning simply disappear from your brain?