So, students should pay more attention to English reading comprehension. In the era of knowledge explosion and information revolution, English has become the most important carrier and the most widely used language in all areas of human life. In the English teaching, listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating have a very important position. In these five aspects, reading is an important way to master and use English language. Strawn(1978) once said: Reading is the basis of other language skills, strong reading ability helps students master the target language.
Effective use of English as a second language (ESL) or foreign language (EFL) in oral communication is, without a doubt, one of the most common, but also highly complex activities people need to learn for their interpersonal communication. For most people, learning how to speak in a second language (L2) is seen to be much more important than reading and writing (Ya-ni, 2007). Furthermore, most of employers identify communication as one of the basic competencies every graduate should possess, asserting that the ability to communicate is valuable for obtaining employment and
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.
In this case the effects of reading motivation will be discussed. The importance of reading should not be underestimated mostly “[b]ecause learning depends so strongly on text materials [that] reading competence appears to be a highly important precondition of academic achievement” (Schiefele et al. (2012: 428). Therefore, it is important to evoke the students’ reading motivation to improve their reading competence, as they work hand-in-hand. Improving competence without motivation is hardly possible.
This chapter describes the rationale, purpose of the study, research questions, scope and delimitations, and definition of terms of the study. 1.1 Rationale Reading is one of the most important parts in learning English. It helps students gain new experience and knowledge and engage to other societies if they are able to understand texts they are reading. However, there is a difficulty in learning language that is grammar. It is the most difficult part to comprehend texts and meaning especially a complex sentence.
Not only by exposing them to the language they will speak, read and write the English language correctly, students must learn and understand the meaning of words. Vocabulary words help any English language learner communicate effectively with any other person. According to Wilkins (1972), “Vocabulary is central to English language teaching because, without sufficient vocabulary, students cannot understand others or express their own ideas.” On the other hand, many teachers recognize the importance of teaching vocabulary and they must emphasize it daily in their lessons. Among many skills, vocabulary in context is one of the most commonly used. To aid vocabulary in context, the use of a Card-file among other strategies may enrich the student’s experience and understanding of what they speak, read, and
The roles of English Literature in the language curriculum at schools are inevitably vital to the students. Most of the teachers are well aware of the importance of the Literature teaching to the students due to its help in broadening the students’ perspective about the beautiful content of English as a language and as a learning subject. Based on the study, it was found that teacher’s guidance inside and outside classrooms is very important to attract the students’ attention and interest to learn the subject. Learning Literature is in fact encourages students to read more and by doing so they will unconsciously increase their vocabulary. By improving on vocabulary, the students can write better and in a more correct way.
Learning the English Language Introduction Learning any language takes some effort. Understanding the grammar, the style, and the vocabulary is not easy. But with practice and patience one can learn to speak and write any language. The English language is becoming the language of the world today. It is spoken in every continent and it is the language of education of science and arts around the world.
Introduction Since EFL reading carries great weight in foreign language teaching, great efforts have been exerted to improve students’ reading ability. And a good understanding of how students learn and how the teachers teach becomes a key point in the changing society. Teachers are required to change their teaching styles to meet the needs of reading teaching. The teacher’s role is changing. To improve the quality of reading teaching, four concrete problems should be solved.
Human beings can share their ideas and thoughts with each other by the use of language. Language includes the systems of human communication which consists of the structured arrangement of sounds into larger units such as morphemes, words, sentences, utterances (Richards & Schmidt, 2010). The process of communication by the use of English is primarily based on the main skills of a language (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing). In this process, teachers and learners are the most important participants which their roles should be taken into consideration by Teaching English as Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL) researchers.