720 research outputs found

    Breaking the Secrets behind the Polyglots: How Do They Acquire Many Languages?

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    In this study, participants acquired three types of language, those are regional, national and foreign ones. The purpose of this research was to explore how Indonesian polyglots acquire several different languages. We collected data through demographic questionnaires and semi-structured interviews obtained from nine participants. Four salient themes and sub-themes that emerged in this research were (a) mastering languages through instructed learning (learning in formal educational institution and learning in informal educational institution), (b) gaining extra amounts of languages input beyond the classroom (getting more access to a national language environment and getting more access to foreign languages environment), (c) learning languages autonomously (self-directed learning through printed resources and self-directed learning through media and technology), and (d) acculturating with a new language group in society. The findings indicated that the polyglots acquired several different languages through a natural process, a learning process, and a mixture of both naturalistic as well as instructed experiences

    Development Learning Materials for the Responding Skills in Speaking the Basic Japanese Language –Beginning Step

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    This research aims at analyzing the students’ and lecturers’ needs and characteristics and creating the learning materials containing aizuchi skills to effectively speak the basic Japanese language greatly required by the first semester students at the Japanese literature Study. This research and development study employed Kemp Model and was conducted on the Speaking Basic Japanese Language 2 class. The research was conducted by collecting questionnaires from 24 students and analyzing the students’ and lecturers’ characteristics and needs in speaking the basic Japanese language using the Guttman scale. To create more appropriate leaning materials, a reliability test was conducted using the Likert scale, while an effectiveness test was also conducted on the in-pair speaking videos made in both small and big groups, each with the duration of three minutes to be analyzed later using the quantitative data. The result of research on the learning materials for the corresponding skills was organized based on the students’ and lecturers’ characteristics and needs analysis and produces the students’ and lecturers’ needs and students’ characteristics which are one of the elements in making development model of learning materials of responding skill in Speaking Basic  greatly required by the students to speak communicatively and naturally


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    Lesson plans are an essential component of teaching. English lecturers must be skilled, creative, and innovative in order to enable students to absorb language learning knowledge easily and effectively. In teaching English speaking skills in class, lecturers need good preparation by designing lesson plans as directions or roadmaps for all activities carried out by lecturers and students in class to achieve appropriate and effective competencies so as to create fun and interesting teaching. Students in primary school teacher education are given with English subject as a provision that will be offered in primary schools to aid their performance as prospective primary school teachers in teaching English. Speaking abilities are one of the skills that students pursuing a degree in primary school teacher education must have in order to master the capacity to communicate in spoken English. The purpose of this paper is to provide information about contextual-based English speaking lesson planning. The process of developing model speaking lesson plan based contextual used an educational research and development (R&D). a number of instruments were used, i.e. interview, classroom observation, and document. This study can be useful for English lecturers and researchers as a guide to teaching speaking English using a contextual approach. This review paper delves into the body of research on the term problem of English speaking skills in primary school teacher education, lesson plans, aspects of lesson plans, activity in teaching speaking, teaching cycle, and a sample of lesson plans’ procedure using teaching speaking based on a contextual approach. The more lecturers plan, the better they will be
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