Extracurriculars such as sports can be very helpful in the development of a students character and help them find out who they want to be. Alongside civic engagement it can affect the character of a person throughout their whole life. A study found that “Former high school athletes were more likely than their peers to volunteer regularly as yout adults, vote, feel comfortable making statements in public, and watch the news (Lopez & Moore). Being part of a group helps to make students develop initiative. “According to Reed Larson, students learn initiative by participating in voluntary, purposeful, collective activities.” (Levine).
Their journal is entitled ‘Using Communicative Games in Improving Students’ Speaking Skills’. The research was conducted in Madania Junior High School. Based on their journal, it was also proven that communicative games can improve students’ speaking skills. C. Conceptual Framework Speaking is one of four skills that has to be mastered by the students in learning English. It is the most used skill in terms of communicating with others.
2.4.1 Enhance Students’ Learning Outcome Active learning enhance Students’ Performance, as it actively engages the students’ in the task, leading to better performance in subsequent classes. Many research had conducted research on active learning and their findings
It is also important to develop speaking and listening skills together because most of the time in real life these skills are needed at the same time. In addition to speaking, teachers can ask students practice writing a topic related to the listening. Thus, combining those skills will help prepare students for listening situations in real life where several skills often need to be used simultaneously. Harmer (2007) suggests “live listening” can be applied for listening lesson instead of using audio material story-telling, interviews, and conversations. Adding to that, Doff mentions that “using English for chatting to the class, for giving instructions and explanations” will provide students with very useful listening practice.
In the era of competition, the student’s of the modern world are likely to develop their competence from the very beginning. Being reinforced, they are getting tended to extracurricular activities along with schooling. Extracurricular activities viz. sporting, clubbing, debating, volunteering and so on are basically carried out with academic learning. Extra-curricular activities have a vast impact on student’s life because it helps to foster personal, intellectual, social, and educational development while it can be an obstacle for this development.
2.4.1 Enhance Students’ Learning Outcome Active learning enhance Students’ Performance, as it actively engages the students’ in the task, leading to better performance in subsequent classes. Many research had conducted on active learning and the findings revealed
Different views on the issue of teaching English to young learners have been suggested so far in the field of teaching a second language. Among these views, one of the most practical ones is using games. Applying them may make learning more enjoyable and motivating because of students’ learning without being aware. A great number of studies (Chan & Lin, 2000; Jiang, 2008; Kuo, 2008; Robinson, 1960; Zheng, 2008) state that students‟ motivation and confidence can be enhanced in the process of playing games when they achieve learning goals in a relaxing environment. Kuo (2008) further mentions that “games and game-like activities have always been a popular tool in an English class in order to interest and „wake up‟ uninterested students” (p.
Therefore, it is essential that English teachers pay great attention in teaching speaking to the students. It is useful because the ability to communicate with foreign language, especially English clearly and efficiently contributes to the success of the students at school and success later in every period of students’
Therefore, the teacher can focus on helping the students practicing, organizing and delivering the ideas into the sentence in learning speaking English. It is hoped that the students will more interested in learning English. For the readers, it is expected that this paper can give information and references to improve the reader’s knowledge about the using of a hopscotch game in teaching speaking to the young learners especially to the fifth graders of International Elementary
Secondly, the cousebook has a larger number of interesting topics and tasks which helps to increase students’ motivation. The covered topics are very familiar with students’ daily life so that they can easily apply what they learn into real life situations. Besides, the tasks give students many choices to decide what to do and how to do. As a result, students feel motivated in learning so that they can take part in class activities more actively. Thirdly, the coursebook helps students develop speaking accuracy and fluency simultaneous.