American students and German students have different connotations in seeing the word “Auslander” (foreigner) found in a short story taught in a German class. This happens as they have different schemata and frame which are based on their cultural experience. To the former, this term is difficult to define as US consists of citizens from […]
This posting is the continuation of my book draft; Basic English Grammar. It is about Present Perfect Tense. Click here to download the draft.
The advanced development of internet has influenced mankind in almost all aspects of life including the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). In response to it, English teachers should make use of it to enhance the quality of their teaching. One of its strategies is by using Quipper School, a popular educational online platform focusing […]
Teaching foreign language should involve teaching culture ranging from source, target and international culture. This should be reflected in teaching materials including textbooks and workbooks. This research seeks to investigate whether or not the materials presented in the teaching and learning process fulfill the requirement of being international institutions as claimed by English Language Intensive […]
Many locally published ELT textbooks include local culture overwhelmingly as the effort to strengthen national character building. On the contrary, internationally published ELT textbooks ignore the inclusion of local culture as they are addressed for international market. In the light of English as an international language and to incorporate intercultural competence, ELT textbooks should contain […]
As a learning teacher I have to approach my profession as an experimental pedagogy. There are so many problems I face while I teach, and I have to make them research questions that should be solved through systematic research. Not only a single research, but continuous and even expanding research. This gives me two simultaneous […]
I should not limit my involvement in the field of language teaching to teaching or lecturing. Actually, there are many things that I can do to develop the field such as conducting numbers of research, writing papers for journal publication and seminars or conferences proceeding, designing and developing language programs, developing materials or ELT textbooks, […]
This article tries to make a relatively comprehensive description on textbook evaluation by surveying four scientific journals on textbook evaluation. They include William (1983), Ellis (1997), Sheldon (1988), and Hutchinson (1987). These articles are selected as they are cited in many research papers on textbook or teaching materials evaluation in different background and teaching contexts […]
This posting is another excerpt of my book project entitled “Basic English Grammar”. It is about personal pronoun. It is grouped within the chapter of parts of speech. Click here to download the file. See disclaimer to cite all things written in my blog.
I realize that it is hardly possible for me to author an authentic English grammar book as I’m not an English native speaker and never stay in any English speaking countries. Moreover, I, myself, never bought and read any English grammar books written by a non-native speaker apart from a series of English Grammar textbook […]
It is still about my book project “Basic English Grammar”. In this section, I wrote Present Continuous Tense including its forms, functions and exercises. Feel free to download the article here. Bye for now.
This posting is another part of Basic English Grammar Series that I’m currently working hard to accomplish. It is about Simple Present Tense, the most used tense in English, I think. In my book outline this material is placed in chapter 5, Unit 1. It means that it is the first material being discussed in […]
Here is another lesson I’ve designed. The topic is about advertisement. In this class, the students practice how to become a sales-promotion person whose job is to promote a particular commercial product. It is obvious, then, that the teaching objective is how to enhance students’ speaking skill.
In the “engage phase”, teacher shows some pictures related to the topic such as homepage, advertisement, email, notices & cautions, chatting room, social media, etc. asking students the functions of each picture in modern life. The students give some feedback and get comments from the teacher.
One of the important keys to successful teaching is a sound preparation aided by a good lesson plan. Harmer (2007, 156) says, “For students, evidence of a plan shows that the teacher has devoted time to thinking about the class.” A lesson plan indicates the level of teachers’ professionalism and commitment in conducting their jobs.
This posting is a part series of my “Basic English Grammar” book. The material I’m posting is about parts of speech, a very basic English grammar material. I intentionally post this series in order to make my writings documented and read by you, readers, so I can get some constructive feedback before finally finishing and […]
In my previous post, I told you I am currently writing a grammar book that will be a guide for my students to take part in each semester oral test. Before continuing to another material, I am seeking for the best concept of presentation, so my students can understand my book with relative ease of […]
The linguists state that there are developmental sequences when the learners acquire second language. Schumann (1979), for instance, found that there were predictable sequences in negation in second language learning regardless the learners’ first language background. Krashen (1972), in his monitor model, includes natural order hypothesis in one of his hypotheses. He says that “second […]
Krashen (1982) states that there are some imaginary barriers which will block the learners from the acquisition of the second language acquisition. These barriers might be boredom, anger, anxiety or other negative emotions that the students face during the teaching learning process. This research is aimed at investigating the teacher’s effort to dismiss these barriers […]
I purposely upload this lesson file to make it documented online so when I need it later I can immediately download it here. But, of course, you may access this file for your teaching reading idea in your class. To download the file click here. Bye for now.