A brief note about the nature of writing process

By, M. Syahruzzaky Romadloni Writing is a complex process that involves mastery on many language levels; morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse. In contrast to speaking, writing contains more elaborated linguistic systems, complex clauses, different syntax and vocabularies. Many experts, therefore, consider writing the barometer of one’s proficiency on a particular language. They also think […]

Why could children acquire their mother tongue effortlessly and easily?

By Muhammad Syahruzzaky mcdarknight@gmail.com Recently, I’m reading some books about second language acquisition. By chance, I found an interesting topic about “The logical problem of language learning”. This term talks about the phenomenon found in children who can acquire their mother tongue effortlessly and easily. The behaviourists say that they imitate the people around them, […]

Teaching Writing using the Direct Method

By, M. Syahruzzaky Romadloni The Direct Method (DM) was established in the beginning of the nineteenth century. It was the response to GTM which gave an overwhelming emphasis on grammatical analysis. It presented a new insight in foreign language teaching; that language should be taught naturally. Consequently, spoken language got more priority than other language […]

Teaching Writing Using ALM

By, M. Syahruzzaky Romadloni This posting is the continuation of my teaching writing article series. It describes how we teach writing using the old-fashioned language teaching method “Audio-lingual method”. Enjoy. Audio-lingual method (ALM) is another oral activity-based foreign language teaching method established in the early development of linguistics. Likewise the Direct Method, it believes that […]

“Talkative 1” is Finally Accomplished

Finally my book project entitled “Talkative 1” is accomplished. As I told you in my previous posting, this book is an English conversation book using functional approach of language teaching. This book will be used internally as the students’ companion book in a weekly school program namely “Conversation Practice”.

Lesson Plan #1

Dear bloggers. How are you doing? It is nice to meet you again here. Well, in this posting, let me share my experience in writing a lesson plan, particularly about teaching reading. Yep, since I acknowledge the important role of lesson plan for a successful teaching learning, I always make use of writing it. Sometimes, […]

Teaching Journal #2

Howdy, readers! It’s nice to see you again in this blog. Today, I’m going to post another writing in the teaching journal series. As I told you in my previous writing this series of writing is intended to potrait my EFL classroom situation and analyse it using the teaching principles that I have learnt from […]