STUDYING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Saragih, Willem STUDYING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Jurnal Linguistik Terapan. pp. 12-20. ISSN 0216-5139

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Abstract

In line with the advancement of science and technology, the importance of English, which is now the most widely used medium of communication all over the world, is getting bigger frome time to time. Every individual who wants to pursue success in his or her career needs to study the language. Students, job seekers, and even those who have been working make efforts to study the language. This article offers some ideas of how English as a foreign language should be studied by indonesia learners. The sharing of ideas is based on the writer’s experience in learning and teaching the language. To him, as long as English proficiency is the aim of studying it, the language skills should be presented integratively. At least until intermediate level, it is not the extensiveness of the language coverage or range of topic areas to prioritize, but the intensiveness or the depth of the related language items for the learners to practise using. The study of words in view of pronunciation, spelling, meaning or concept, and use should be intensively performed so as to build fluency and accuracy. The grammar should be taught during the study of how to use the words being learned in context all of which will sooner orr later lead to appropriacy.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Integrated skills; Pronounciation; Spelling; Concept; Use
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and Practice)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Program Pasca Sarjana > Linguistik Terapan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Catur Dedek Khadijah
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 03:52
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/310

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