SEMIOTICS AND ITS ROLES IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL)

Natsir, Muhammad SEMIOTICS AND ITS ROLES IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TEFL). -.

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Abstract

This paper deals with semiotics and its roles in teaching English as a foreign language and their sample applications in the language classroom. The foundation for semiotics must be laid with perception. The objects of perception are percepts. Percepts are not the material objects in the physical realm that the mind imagines (rightly or wrongly) that it is sensing. Visual percepts are patterns of area (shape, size, and position) and color over a two-dimensional field. Audial percepts are patterns of pitch and volume over time. The verbal and the non-verbal aspects of language teaching should not be kept separate since they are closely interrelated and interdependent. The use of signs, symbols and visual aids by the teachers help the enhancement of the learning capacity of the language learner both at cognitive and meta-cognitive levels as they listen and try to learn a foreign language component in the classroom.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Semiotics; Language teaching methods; Cognitive; Meta-cognitive; Context; Sign; Symbol
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and Practice)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Harly Christy Siagian
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 02:56
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/449

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