DO CHILDREN ACQUIRE FOREIGN/ SECOND LANGUAGE FASTER AND BETTER THAN ADULTS DO?

It is not very surprising when many people believe that young learners learn foreign / second language faster and better than adolescents or adults do. However, research findings show differently. Young children excel only when pronunciation is concerned. Older learners perform better on most aspects of acquisition. Harmer (2007) even said that young children learn […]

KURIKULUM 2013: KOMPETENSI INTI DAN KOMPETENSI DASAR SMP DAN MADRASAH TSANIYAH

Berikut adalah Kompetensi Inti (KI) dan Kompetensi Dasar (KD) SMP dan MTs sebagaimana pada Kurikulum 2013. kompetensi-inti-dan-kompetensi-dasar-smp-rev9feb

KURIKULUM 2013: KOMPETENSI INTI DAN KOMPETENSI DASAR SMA DAN MADRASAH ALIYAH (MA)

Berikut adalah Kompetensi Inti dan Kompetensi Dasar Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) dan Madarasah Aliyah (MA) Kurikulum 2012 kompetensi-inti-dan-kompetensi-dasar-sma-rev9feb

The Writing Process

Hartono College of Languages of Sultan Agung Islamic University (UNISSULA) Programs Available: English Education S1 and English Literature S1 (both are accredited). Writing is a process with 4 stages namely planning, drafting, revising and editing (Seow; 2002), or planning, drafting, editing and final draft (Harmer; 2004). Planning which is also sometimes called as pre-writing is […]

Is Grammar Corrective Feedback Effective?

Hartono College of Languages of Sultan Agung Islamic University (UNISSULA) Semarang Programs available: English Education S1 & English Literature (both are accredited) Though responding to students’ writing as providing feedbacks certainly is a very tiring and a time-consuming task (Kroll in Celce-Murcia, 2001), many writing teachers keep doing it since they believe that it is […]

L2 Methods and Approaches: The Natural Approach

The Natural Approach and the Communicative Approach share a common theoretical and philosophical base.The Natural Approach to L2 teaching is based on the following hypotheses: 1. The acquisition-learning distinction hypothesis Adults can “get” a second language much as they learn their first language, through informal, implicit, subconscious learning. The conscious, explicit, formal linguistic knowledge of […]