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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Dear readers, In this post, I uploaded a sample of written test for the ninth grade of junior high school in Indonesia. This test was designed based on the basic competence as documented in Kurikulum Satuan Pendidikan (KTSP) – institution-based curriculum. The test materials include vocabulary (foods), grammar (some-any, countable-uncountable, noun-phrase), reading and writing (procedural […]
Dear readers, Last semester I was asked to write an English written test for the tenth grade in my school. Before writing the test, I was trained by a tutor about how to write a good written test. It is said that it should be based on the indicators that have been developed from basic […]
Dear readers, In this posting I’m showing you an example of Instructional Design. ID is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. Through this design, an instruction is expected to reach its ultimate objectives. If you need more information about ID you may visit this site or this site. This […]
Currently, I’m doing my English grammar book project. I write this book for internal purpose only. You know, each semester my students have an English oral test, and grammar is one of the test subjects. This book is written to help them take part in this test successfully. Upon finishing a chapter of my book, I […]
Citation Suggestion: Romadhoni, M. Syahrul Z. (2015). The Importance of Cross Cultural Understanding in ELT. Retrieved [date of retrieval] from https://syahruzzaky.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/the-importance-of-cross-cultural-understanding-in-elt/ Cross Cultural Understanding is very important in English language teaching. Ignoring this understanding will make some fatal errors in the social interaction. The illustration by Subhan (1989) about a university student who made fatal […]
Citation Suggestion: Romadhoni, M. Syahrul Z. (2015). Language Use. Retrieved [date of retrieval] from https://syahruzzaky.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/language-use/ Language use covers the discussion of the use of language in certain practical contexts. It refers to the use of language communication, or the function of language. The experts usually make it contrast to language usage which is the grammatical […]
By, Moh. Syahrul Z. Romadhoni Writing is one of the important skills that EFL learners should master in relation to communicative function, especially the written one. Furthermore, in ELT context, it plays a significant role in making the learners train more aspects of language such grammar and vocabulary. Regarding this statement, Raimes (1983) says, “But […]
By, Moh. Syahrul Z. Romadhoni Introduction Modern language courses require ELT classrooms conducted in the target language (L2). DES as quoted by Macaro (2010) states, “The natural use of the target language for virtually all communication is a sure sign of a good modern languages course.” It means that the communicative use of the target […]