Tuesday, 2 September 2014
TEACHING STRUCTURE THROUGH GAMES TO THE STUDENTS
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL
A. Background of the Study
Language is an important device and a very beneficial tool for human being to communicate with other people. By using language, people can talk and understand each other. They can communicate with other group of people or nations. A successful communication needs communicative language media (communicative competence) that have rules and norms, which should be carried out in communication. Brown (2000:5) states that language is a system of arbitrary conventionalized vocal, written or gestural symbols that enable members of given community to communicate intelligibly with one another.
Language is systematic and a set of arbitrary symbols. The symbols are primarily vocal, but may also be visual. They have conventionalized meanings to which they refer. Language is used for communication. It
Sunday, 31 August 2014
THE USE OF SONG LYRICS TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’VOCABULARY OF VERB
An Experimental Research
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
A. Theoretical Framework
Studying language cannot be separated from studying vocabulary because it is an essential component of language. Vocabulary is one components of language beside grammar. Students who want to learn a target language, have to learn those components.
a. Definition of vocabulary
Vocabulary is one of the language components which shouldbe mastered by English learners. Vocabulary has role, which parallel with phonology and grammar to help the learner mastering four language skills.
Finocciaro explains that” the students’ vocabulary can be divided into two kinds, namely active
Friday, 29 August 2014
Improving Students’ Motivation Through Colaborative Learning Strategies
(An Action research)
1.1.Background of the Study
Most of teacher still focused their teaching activity on the delivery of a curriculum to fulfill their target in teaching and learning process. They feel comfortable if they can teach all of material from curriculum in time. They are rarely thinking to the growth of their students physically and mentally. It is enough for them if the students pay attention to the lesson quietly, work alone, and stop talking. As the result students have traditionally been isolated communicatively and physically. Teachers have lectured and students have listened. Teachers-and the textbook-have been the sources of knowledge and authority in the classroom.
In the traditional model of the classroom, in which the curriculum is presented from a textbook on one instructional level, the motivation students may diminish. Feelings of success and a high motivation in
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
SONGS TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN PRONOUNCING ENGLISH WORDS
(An Action Research)
1.1 Background of the Study
Language is a very important means of communication in daily human life. Human being uses language both in written and spoken forms to express their idea. As stated by Ramelan (1992: 10), language is an arbitrary system of speech sounds which is used in interpersonal communication by an aggregation of human beings, and which rather exhaustively catalogs thing, process, and events in the human environments.
English has become an international language. People of different countries speak English to communicate. English is a key, which opens the door to scientific and technological knowledge. The
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Improving The Students’ Speaking Ability Through Problem Based Learning Strategy
Speaking skill is one of the difficult activities in learning English. It is one form to get information through oral communication in the world. It is become mare and more useful for everyone who wants to learn about English.
In most conversation, the world flows with just the least of mental urge. People think about what to say, who they are talking to, where they are, and they also need to know how many times to talk. So, focusing on their accuracy and fluency is the main learning process to get developing of the students in their speaking performance.
Moreover, the students get optimal standard achievement in speaking because they do not know what their aims to speak English, the condition and situation in the classroom have not been designed naturally for
Monday, 18 August 2014
Improving the Students’ Pronunciation through Homophone Games
In English language teaching, there are four language elements namely: structure, vocabulary, pronunciation and spelling. Those elements are though in order to develop the students’ skill in the language learning. One second of them should be noticed is pronunciation is considered difficult element method that can be applied in learning pronunciation.
The researcher has observed that in junior high school students are lack of pronunciation while Nurhayati (2008:1), states that the pronunciation means knowledge of knowing to produce word which is very essential in oral communication. When speakers mispronounce some words or phrases, people can be
Saturday, 16 August 2014
the improvement of the students’ writing content through Venn diagram Method at the sma
The need for english nowdays is increasingly felt in almost every face of life in our country, indonesia. We can not deny that the matery of english is quite necessary for indonesian people. Because it is use as communication tool.
Jacobs. G (2008: 1) states that writing is is one of the language skills that palys an important role in human communication. The most important of writing is coming to be more and more recognized. It is the written mark that links with the outside world is formed.
There is no doubt that English writing is important as the other language skills. The ability to write is frequently demanded in many occusions in our life. For any reasons writing skill is crusial to most people. In