Thus, the ability in speaking skill is a crucial and important part of second language learning and teaching process. The mastery of speaking skill in the English language is a priority for many second language or foreign language students. Even though periods of focusing on language form and enhance vocabulary are important in English language learning, but developing the students’ ability to really communicate with English class are the main goal of an English language teaching. At the end of the study, the students should be able to communicate effectively in English for study, work, and leisure outside the classroom. Therefore, it is essential that English teachers pay great attention in teaching speaking to the students.
Thus, the ability in speaking skill is a crucial and important part of second language learning and teaching process. The mastery of speaking skill in the English language is a priority for many second language or foreign language students. Even though periods of focusing on language form and enhance vocabulary are important in English language learning, but developing the students’ ability to really communicate with English in the classroom are the main goal of an English language teaching. At the end of the study, the students should be able to communicate effectively in English for study, work, and leisure outside the classroom. Therefore, it is essential that English teachers pay great attention in teaching speaking to the students.
Role of English teacher in developing speaking skills in students: Language is primarily spoken form. To know language means to understand and speak the language. The teacher has to conduct the following tasks which are helpful to learn and strengthen one’s speaking skills 1. By conducting Just A Minute (JAM), teacher can build up confidence in students. They have to express their views on particular topic in English in a minute.
Generally, English language can be learned in two main ways: learning by himself, self-studying through different ways depending on individual preferences, and learning in class which has become an important source of knowledge because knowledgeable and experienced teachers are the main people who serve the students knowledge so the students will learn through the teaching of the teachers which is very important and useful for the students, especially for the students who learn a foreign language as a second language which is necessary for them to learn many skills to improve their language better and the teaching methods used to meet the needs and individual preference of the students is also important because it helps develop the learning skills of the students help us know and understand how each style is different in the way they
Some students just refuse to study and learn any new thing in class. They just don’t have the prior knowledge and don’t want to prepare anything to help themselves. In this case it’s important for teachers to give guidance to the students and give them the knowledge they need. Teacher need to talk to the students and find his real reason for not participating in class and use it to help them. In classroom teaching make sure to create activities which can include everyone in class.
Without comprehension, reading is purposeless. Many ELL students have problems with grammar. Intensive reading can be used to practice grammar as well. A student may be asked to identify the subject and verb within a sentence or identify which word the pronoun is referring back
74.7% of the students mentioned the excessive teaching of grammar as a demotivating factor. Four students (67.7%) from the interviews also reflected that the teachers just glanced over other skills whereas overemphasizing on grammar and vocabulary. This finding was consistent with Kikuchi’s (2009) study, in which the students complained that the class was entirely about grammar and translating and the teachers tried to make students use all the English grammar correctly. It should be noticed that the purpose of most of the students when studying nowadays is for communication, therefore, grammar and vocabulary-based teaching and lack of chances to speak English can easily make students get
Malaysian English is most apparent in the mesolect level which is the informal communicative variety (Baskaran, 2005, p. 20). The mesolect phonological system mostly varies from the Received Pronunciation in terms of the intonation and stress. An average educated Malaysian English speaker can easily switch from the acrolect into the mesolect which has systematic phonological, syntactic and lexical features. Next, the basilect is the ‘stigmatised’ form, or the lowest level of the variety as it is the tool used by those who acquire the language informally (Baskaran, 2005, p. 20). Some people might think that the basilect form is incorrect or deviant, however, it could still be considered as another variation of Malaysian English.
English language is one of the most important communication tools in the world. Learning English is a necessary subject for all contexts of English as a second or foreign language due to its popularity and importance all over the universe. Also word acquisition and identification of words rapidly as a skill is a major correlate of reading (Nathan & Stanovich, 1991). So students’ success with sight word recognition is a critical part in their achievement as lifelong readers (Weakland, 2013). This chapter is divided into two sections; theoretical framework and empirical research.
By learning English for years, for some students who have learnt English since they were younger, they are expected to be able to use English appropriately to communicate. Students should have been gotten used with speaking English and capable of speaking it fluently. Communication will flow easily when they are able to speak well. Knowing the importance of English for their life and their future, many students take English very seriously. However, the importance of learning English should have not make students neglect their national language, in this case Bahasa Indonesia.