Aural means related to sense of hearing and oral related to verbal communication. Surely when the student is getting better in both listening and speaking they will reach communicative competence. Communicative competence refers to the level of language learning that enables language users to convey their message to others and to understand others’ messages within specific context (Hymes, 1972). Of course to reach this competence, both listening and speaking improvement is really needed. The Aural-Oral approach is very effective to be implemented in English Language Teaching in case to build communicative competence of student.
The first reason listed by Jillian Mourning in her article is just that. Students are actively engaged in what they are doing when they are manipulating the technology to the desires of their teacher. A well designed lesson around the use of technology can use its inquisitive nature to help push student participation. Active engagement is what allows students to have their natural desires to know or learn something come from themselves. This internal drive will create lifelong learners and will lead to more engaging lessons in the future.
In addition, many activities like role play, describing pictures, mini dialogue and others are a lack of fun and natural activities. Thus, teachers should enhance their knowledge to create many ways in teaching speaking to make students interested in learning English. One of the media to teach speaking to create fun learning is through games. The writer will focus on using one of the traditional games as one of a natural and fun way in teaching speaking namely hopscotch game. By using hopscotch game, it is hoped that the students will have high motivation and be able to practice speaking English effectively.
By using games, children imagination and creativity are enhanced as they get the opportunity to interact with the world that surrounds them and have they possibility to realize what the objects are really like, and how they feel. Additionally, Rixon (1997) claims that through playing games, children can review, and remember vocabulary in an enjoyable way. And same as Pound (2005), Rixon alleges that games are useful strategies that can strengthen children's motivation; yet teacher should take the time in finding and creating games that are suitable for their students to help them learn while playing. Similarly. Zheng (2008) states that games enable students to achieve their their learning goals since games provide them with relaxing and amusing learning environments that boost children’s motivation and confidence.
In this research, teacher wants to improve students’ speaking skill in asking and giving opinion. Teacher gives students examples about how to ask and give opinion in English. This step can improve students’ grammar and pronunciation. b. Exploring Data.
You and your child can together go for the shopping of the necessary ingredients and all along the way encourage your child and let him feel the ownership in this case. - Educational apps that are available online are a heartthrob of millions now. They are excessively used by the present generation as they are proving the majorly known statement of "Learning made fun". The main intention of the educational apps is to engage your kids into studies but not by books instead by the interactive games, quizzes and animation. This is because, kids learn better when they are playing.
Classes where students have opportunities to communicate with each other help students effectively construct their knowledge (Brooks, 1993). So, learning is an interactive process in which the learner develops his or her own understanding by assembling facts, experiences, and practices. In addition, interaction is closely linked to successful learning as interacting with others can help students clarify the concepts, improve problem-solving, and enhance retention. Furthermore, increasing students’ opportunity to talk with one another and discuss their ideas increases their ability and to argue their opinions persuasively and respectfully (Weber et. al., 2008).
So British pronunciation is the acceptable correct pronunciation in English Second Language. The overall aim of teaching English Second Language is to develop learners’ communicative skills for meaningful interaction in the multicultural society. Therefore, English need conscious attention specifically on pronunciation of words, not just a concern to English teachers but all subject teachers. Thus, responsibility is required to assist learners, so that they could be able to read words correctly or effectively in all subjects. During my SBS experience, the researcher observed learners reading words with wrong pronunciations or mispronouncing some words.
For example, use a KWL chart before reading and ask students to write what they know about the topic in the first column and then what they want to learn. This strategy in an efficient way for teachers because it supports them find out what students know before reading (Fogarty, 2007). For activating schema also I suggest to ask students to write something quickly about the topic, to measure their background knowledge about the topic and try to support them make connections between their background knowledge and their personal experience and then they can share information with their colleagues and learn from each other, so students will have input to understand the text better (Tompkins, Literacy for the 21st century, 2006). As I said visuals are very important for visual learners to learn. Indeed, I suggest to use a short video that displays something relates to the topic because students will enjoy watching it and at the same time, they will obtain some input that can scaffold them during while reading stage, according to Wright “Many media and many styles of visual presentation are useful to the language learner.