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.
PART 1 : REFLECTIVE EXPERIENCE I had fun with playing toys. There have many toys such as puppets, trains, dinosaur, blocks, play doh, musical instruments, beads, jigsaw puzzles, books and play house set. It is very fun and exciting me. I became not known because too many toys that I can choose. But, I have to choose one.
Concerning the importance of speaking skill, Gammidge (2004, p.7) claims that "Speaking is a highly challenging yet essential skill for most learners to acquire." In addition, Renandya and Richards (2002) state that “a large percentage of the world's language learners study English in order to develop proficiency in speaking”(p.201). Many English foreign language students consider the mastery of speaking skill a priority. Besides, they evaluate their success according to their spoken language proficiency. (Richards, 2008, p.19) For many teachers, teaching speaking is so important.
Introduction The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the application of the L2 motivational self-system to the English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) contexts. More than ever, the English language has become a global means of communication. As a result, the non-English speaking countries, such as Korea and Saudi Arabia, have encouraged students to learn English. Motivation has been cited as a major factor that determines the mastery and acquisition of the English language. While in most cases EFL and ESL are used interchangeably, there are a few distinctions, mostly based on the sources of motivation to learn the language.
So it is known that vocabulary is the most common element in sentences because a language is a collection of words. In learning English, vocabulary is one of the important elements that can build the English competent of English foreign learner. In addition, according to Aeni in Allen (1997), mastery of vocabulary is needed to master the four skills in English. If students are not mastered vocabulary, they will get difficulties in speaking, learning grammar,
It is only when the teacher can get the students to respond by producing their own messages that one can say that they are beginning to learn the language. It is relatively easy to get the students to understand oral or written messages, to learn vocabulary and language structures; but the teacher must remember that many people who understand messages and know a fair amount of language have difficulty in actually taking part in a conversation. That is why the foreign language teacher must involve the students in the classroom activities and make them communicate, express opinions and negotiate meaning. Naturally, in practice, productive skills cannot be separated from receptive ones. Listening and speaking always interact with reading and writing; questions are automatically followed by answers; while listening to a text the students take
A. Background of The Study According to Douglas (2000:5) language is a system of arbitrary conventionalized vocal, written, or gestural symbols that enable members of a given community to communicate with one another. English is a very important language and it becomes international language. It is used in many aspects of life and also it is an effective language to communicate with other people around the world who have different languages. In Indonesia, English is one of subjects in the school which is most difficult.
The status of second language is the formidable disadvantage which keeps the learners hesitant towards its mastery. The different facets of the language which really alarm the learners are vocabulary, grammar, syntax etc. Grammar has in particular attracted the attention of the learners and teachers. Many methods have been designed to make learning grammar easy, but it always remains a hard nut to crack. Any research in
Keywords: Writing skill, medium, blog INTRODUCTION Language is equipment for people in this world to communicate each other, not only in oral form but also in written form. Every country has their own language; it will be difficult to communicate if in one forum they use their own language. Therefore, to make their communication easily and effectively, people decide to make English as an international language. Not only communicating with verbal way or oral form, but people can also communicating with non-verbal way or written form. Thus, writing skill for students has to improve in teaching learning process to make them easily to communicate with non-verbal way.