Being bilingual in the era of globalization opens up many doors to the world as well as opportunities to a brighter career and future. The myths and misunderstandings of bilingualism has to be corrected and in order for them to come to an end, since they were proven by scientific researchers that they were nothing more than just myths from the past. Parents, educators along with researchers play an important role in spreading the facts about bilingualism to avoid future confusion especially to many new bilingual families. Aside from that, motivation from parents is the main key for a bilingual child to learn and excel in both languages to achieve a balance in order to be successful in the future. It is also important for the parents to guide and monitor a child’s learning development.
Educators should strive to become aware of the linguistic values and attitudes implicit in and our classroom discourse (Sayer, 2008). By allowing students to use home languages, educators promote pride in learners’ ethnolinguistic identities and teach learners how to use their linguistic toolkit for academic content learning. It is important to consider the new millennium demands educators and learners not only becoming bilinguals but becoming biliterate. Biliterate individuals are distinguished by being advanced bilinguals who are proficient at communicating in two languages in terms of literacy skills, that is, reading and writing. Then, educators and learners need to adopt a lens which makes them recognize and build translanguging practices in today’s classrooms; in few words continua of biliteracy.
The large number of national conferences, school workshops and teacher education courses in multicultural education are evidence of its success and perceived importance. Although the process of integration of content is so often contentious, textbooks publishers are also integrating ethnic and cultural contents into their books and the pace of such integration is increasing . Multicultural education is part of a greater plan to support togetherness through education, urging people of different origins and different bloods to acknowledge cultural identity as a means to transform society. Therefore, education is the foundation on which future generation will help guide society into another age of
Information obtained in the process in used to identify those children for whom language intervention is appropriate and to provide initial directions for that intervention. McLean&Synder-McLean (1999) stated that language is used for specific reasons, and without these there would be no purpose for language. Language helps us achieve communicative or social functions. This aspect of language is referred to as pragmatics. According to Hadley and Rice (1991), the early breakdowns in communicative interactions may be the beginning “of a negative interactive spiral generated by a child’s history of communicative failure wherein the child becomes less lightly to respond as he/she experiences failure in peer interactions and peers become less lightly to attend to the child’s initiations.” The assessment of pragmatic language skills is difficult and challenging for speech-language pathologists.
I believe that the final goal of learning English is to communicate fluently and accurately. To develop and improve students’ communicative ability in English, I also realize a balance in the four skills (including listening, speaking, reading, and writing) is important, together with developing sub-skills (for example: pronunciation, skim-reading). However, depend on students’ needs, I may help the students achieve their own goals, at least help them to be confident in English communication and to pass tests at
As the purpose of the present study is to investigate the use of particular techniques to improve learning vocabulary and enhance the vocabulary retention level. As regards the keyword method is more beneficial to students’ vocabulary learning, teachers are encouraged to adopt this method to increase students’ vocabulary teaching. It can be applied to either young or adult learners with high or low proficiency. Developing the students vocabulary allows the teacher to use more descriptive words to better communicate. Memorizing and Understanding The meaning of more words helps the learners to improve their understanding of information that they are reading or listening to, thus increasing their retention.
It has become the foundation of a number of theories of second language acquisition that focus on the beginning levels of second language profiency. Given the importance of listening in language learning and teaching, it is essential for language teachers to help their students become effective listeners. In the communicative approach to language teaching, this means modeling listening strategies and providing listening practice in authentic situations: those that learners are likely to encounter when they use the language outside the
Pedagogically, task-based language teaching has strengthened the following principles and practices: • A needs-based approach to content selection.. • The introduction of authentic texts into the learning situation. • An enhancement of the learner’s own personal experiences as important contributing elements to classroom learning. • The linking of classroom language learning with language use outside the
By that, the components of syllabus still refer to KTSP guideline, i.e., competency standard, basic competency, learning material, learning activity, indicator, assessment, time allocation, and learning source. The Functions of Learning. As said by the teachers of MI Muhammadiyah kota Gorontalo, English is taught at extracurricular activities in purpose of an introduction. By introducing English early to the students, the students could produce more correct pronunciations and good English expressions. This also can develop students’ basic proficiency in four basic English skills.
They have to express their views on particular topic in English in a minute. It is helpful to them in the beginning of language learning. 2. Encourages to participate in Role-Play which is one of the effective methods for language learning. It develops thinking skills and spontaneity 3.