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Independent Study to Complement the Formal English Class Activities

Inayati, Nina (2015) Independent Study to Complement the Formal English Class Activities. 7th English Language Teachers and Lecturers (NELTAL) Conference 2015.

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It has been commonly accepted that language learning requires abundant exposure to the language learned for maximum acquisition. This notionhas its root in the concept of first language acquisition which stipulates that babies learn their first language from the rich exposure to the language made available by the talks of the parents, siblings, Peers, teachers, and media, among others. This notion also holds true for the teaching of additional languages such as English to the non-speakers of the language (Ortega, 2009). ln English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts, as is the case in lndonesia, however, exposure to English is very limited due to the fact that most of its people do not speak the language. students may learn English at school, in limited hours provided by the curriculum, but when they go home, most students would scarcely listen to other people talking in English, or to use the language to talk to their family and friends. ln addition, they do not need the language to understand the messages conveyed in the local electronicand printing media as it is mostly presented in the local language, thus severely limiting the exposures and uses of the language learned, in this case English. Therefore, this chapter introduces the concept of English lndependent Study (ElS) as one of the solutions to the problem' (EIS) as one of the sosution to the problem

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 10:34

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