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.
Through the readings done in class, there have been realizations about emergent bilingual students that have not only shocked me but have made me feel more prepared to properly educate these students. These realizations include the importance of understanding your students’ individual cultures rather than bunching all English Language Learners into the same category; as well as understanding that there are different levels of English Language Learners and creating individual guidance for those students. A third takeaway from the readings thus far involves the educational policies which schools mandate for their ELL’s. These are some ideas that would not have even crossed my mind without these readings, but it has now become clear how vital
However with the passage of time it was found that using English as official language is required. Thus started attempts for teaching English right form the primary schools. Soon the language spread went to secondary schools and colleges. At present the high proficiency in English helps the students to achieve the degree of their choice in the University level studies (Foo & Richards, 2004). English language is considered as a language of development in Malaysia.
Being able to keep a fluent conversation with a native speaker is viewed as the main goal of this research and it also highlights the importance of speaking skills in a student´s point of view. Therefore, in this research study , four competitive skills of english teacher considered which might be helpful for English teachers and enhance their students´ communicative skills. (Marc.j.Riemer, 2007)English learners no longer expect the traditional approach of their teachers based on developing mainly the grammatical competence and using methodology popular in the past. Today, teachers are expected to provide their students with useful active knowledge of the foreign language, not just theory but about the language. Communicative approach focuses on a balance between fluency and accuracy and is the most suitable for those students whose aim is to gain confidence in speaking and conversational abilities.
Using the Hot Seat Game to Improve Students’ Speaking Skill at Senior High School 1. INTRODUCTION A. Background of problem Speaking is a fundamental part of human communication. In daily life, human being prefer to use speaking more than writing for communication. In learning foreign language such as learning English, speaking is one of the most skill that should be mastered.
In the English learning literature, the development of a positive attitude towards learning could be attributed to Integrativeness, or the genuine desire to learn a new language so that one can communicate with the members of the community who use the language as their medium of communication (Dörnyei, 1998). However, as the world has become more borderless as exemplified by the EU and the ASEAN, other attitudinal factors were conceptually included. The additions were attributed to the changing of concept from ‘English is a second language to learn’ to ‘English as an international language’(Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2009). This resulted to the addition of other attitudinal factors that include Direct contact with English speakers (attitude towards actually meeting English speakers and travelling to their countries) ; Cultural interest (appreciation of cultural products from English speaking countries conveyed by the media); Miliu (the general perception of the importance of English in the learners’ friends and family) (Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2009). From the aforementioned attitudinal factors, the following hypotheses were
The pronunciation when speaking English is a very important aspect to take into consideration because the mispronunciation of a word might give a total different meaning to that word. For example, “I could like it, I accept your invitation” /“I could like it, except your invitation”. In this two sentences the words “accept” and “except” has different meaning but they have very similar pronunciation. Accept (əkˈsɛpt) means agree or allow, while except (ɪkˈsɛpt) means exclude or exempt. This paper aims to understand how this linguistic phenomenon takes place in high school students, when pronouncing the final “s” in nouns, possessives and contractions and how they overcome the pronunciation obstacles.
If they like English students, they are highly motivated and easily trained in the classroom. Students often think, "Why should I study English?" Or "I will never use my English future!" A good way to motivate your students is to explain some of the positive aspects of learning English. Here are some tips you can use: This is an international language (the original language of more than 25 countries) We can talk to people around the world and communicate with our friends.
According to Long, Ming and Chen (2013), learners’ motivation plays a crucial part in learning English. Likewise, Gardner (1985) also pointed out that motivation in language learning is particular importance, which has a direct effect on language achievement. To achieve using English fluently, student must find out their motivation, which is one of the most important factors that impulse to learn English. In this paper, I wish to discover which motivational factors that had a great role in learning English language and which extend motivation affect students in learning English. I also want to learn about what teachers can do to enhancing learners’ motivation in acquiring English.
English Lessons make understandable to the students and let them communicate using the English Language. The researchers want to find out the factor that affects in using English as a second language and find a way to improve English as a second language. Statement of the problem This study aims to determine the factor affecting the student using English as a second language. The purpose of the study was to answer the following questions. 1.