Listening: This course reflects the current understanding of English as a second language. Two major skills are taught: skimming and scanning. They are practiced through situations that are easily related to their experience or interests. Both of these skills are developed through listening for gist, details, main ideas or inferring meaning from context. Speaking: Speaking skills are the main focus of The Crackerjack Series.
Analytic style tends to pay more attention to the details and procedures. They can establish clear and identifiable formation parts. That is the typical feature of analytical style. In the vocabulary learning, English majors recognize word parts. For example, they are given words, and they must break into parts.
The CAPS (2011:15) envisages that both the communicative approach and grammar teaching are equally important for learners to acquire language proficiency. The CAPS document put emphasis on the learning of the language rule as well utilisation thereof acquired language. In contrast the communicative language deems learning of language rules as of no
Grammar can be resulted by the process of teaching and learning. Students cannot learn grammar without giving grammar teaching before. Thornbury (1999) clarifies that grammar is a study of language what forms the system of sentences. In this respect, grammar has the important role in constructing the system of sentences in oral or written communication. Savage et al.
Adams (1994) mentioned that the proficiency of reading depends on the ability to understand and recognize words quickly. It will determine an individual’s cognitive development. This knowledge can be obtained through education or instruction or even direct experiences. Breiseth (2007), mentioned that related to reading
The importance of learning speaking skills constructs from the ability to perform conversation in language, and give learners the ability to use the language correctly and effectively in communication. Speaking not only relates to saying words, it equally relates to conveying a message using words. When dealing with the speaking process, the two variations for performing tasks include: 1. Direct approach: known as the natural approach, presented orally using actions and pictures. Grammar rules taught stay generalized and learnt from practice and experience in the target language.
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
INTRODUCTION The objectives of English language learning are I) To enable the students comprehend the spoken form II) To develop students ability to use English in day-to-day life and real life situation III) To understand the written text and able to use skimming, scanning skills IV) To write simple English to express ideas etc The teacher should play different roles to get these objectives of English language. Role of English teacher in developing listening skills in students: Listening is the basis to learn any language. No one can speak second language without listening to it. Students, who come from English medium, are good at English as they have English atmosphere in their class rooms. After completion of degrees, they are good at
Beside teacher should select the media that suitable to be applied in teaching English pronunciation, they also should know how to teach pronunciation well. One of the best ways to practice and improve our spoken English is use English pronunciation software. There are some reasons why pronunciation software is a great tool we can use to practice our spoken English. First, software program have animated diagrams that teach we the correct tongue placement for each vowel and consonant sound. We can see the correct mouth position for each sound, not just hear the sounds being pronounced.
This is because Gallow (1995) suggests that to maintain a conversation in English, speakers need to show understanding, support and strong emotional response, indicate agreement, add or correct speaker’s information or ask for more information. Hence, pragmatics should be given attention in learning English so that learners will be able to communicate effectively in any