welcome to my blog, in here I want to share the definition of learning language through tasks and activities.
According to Brown (2002), formulates the concept of task that seems to capture the
essentials. He defines task as an activity in which:
– Meaning is primary
– There is some communication problem to solve
– There is some sort of relationship to comparable real world activities.
– Task completion has some priority
– The assessment of the task is in term of outcome.
To promote maximum student learning, there are many qualities of tasks that need to be considered by the teachers. The focus is on qualities that are likely to affect students’ beliefs about their competencies and their expectations for success. The following are some consideration for the teacher in designing any task for the students.
1. Make sure the task is clear.
2. Give tasks that are challenging but achievable for all students.
3. Organize assignments to provide frequent opportunities for
students to see their skill level increase.
Task need to be supported by a previous focus on language forms, skills, and strategies developed through activities. Activities prepare students for the language and thinking demand of a task by providing different kind of support (Brewster and Girald, 2003). In brief, the characteristics of activities as follows: Focus on language practice, 45 Cognitively simple, Not always personalized according to pupil’s interests, not a meaningful end in themselves, provide a small degree of pupil freedom and choice, Provide controlled and guided practice, Rehearse specific language items, skills or strategies and Support the linguistics and cognitive demands of task in structured way.
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Today, I want to tell my experience of studying about ‘Cross Cultural Understanding’ in fourth semester.
In this semester we discussed about the explanation of cross cultural understanding and Ma’ am Asri asked us to give our opinions about what is ‘Cross Cultural Understanding’,
on a piece of paper. In addition, many topics explained by Ma’ am Asri. There was introduction, personal relationship, non verbal communication, family values, and educational attitude. After that, we made a group with the different topics and I got the educational attitude topic with my friends, there are Yohana, Rotua, Mawar. We were create a poster about educational attitude and after that we explained our topic to each of groups.
This is our picture after we explained our poster…
After that, in the next meeting. We made a video based on our topic ‘Educational Attitude’
In this video we explained about the differences of educational attitude in other contries. There are fourf seesion in our video and we made a video about private university vs national university, active participation, the teacher- student relationship, and independent learning. In this video we made conclusions on each topic.
I think that’s all about my experience of studying about ‘Cross Cultural Understanding’.
See you on my next blog…
Hello guys …
I want to tell you about my experience during in Advent elementary school
On Wednesday 26th May, me and my group that is Maria, Rumi, dan Elyta went to Advent elementary school to tell a story entitle “Timun Mas” to the advent elementary school children.
This is not the first time I visited elementary school but this is the second time I visited elementary school. although this is not the first time for me but I was still feel nervous to tell the children, I was fear if they were not listened to our story and were busy with others but I was wrong they were sat calmly listened to the story.
The picture above is the picture when the elementary school children were listened to the story, they were calmly followed the story.
My group arrived at advent elementary school when break time and there were so many kids played in the field.
when we arrived at school, the children were very friendly to us their greetings to us and after that we went into the classroom to tell the story to the 5th grade and before we tell the story we give a piece of paper about “Rimun Mas” story to each child so they could followed the story, when we tell the story they were sat calmly listened to the stories we tell.
After we finished tell the story we explained the message in the “Timun Mas” story and after that we give the candy to each child as a gift because they listened to us tell stories and they were very happy to get a candy gift from us.
I think I have enough to tell my experience during in Advent elementary school. I hope you like my experience and see you on my next blog.
I want to tell you about my luxurious things in my future.
My luxurious things in my future
The way to get the luxury items I have to work hard to earn money and save my money for buy the luxury items. an advertisement am seen by me on television about sewing machine and made me want to bought it and very multi functional. have a sewing machine is my desire because I want made something as bag, purse and anything else. I think have a sewing machine make my lives better because I can sell something from stitches and earn money. sewing machine very important for my live because the sewing machine am made a bag by me
The second luxury items motorcycle to get the luxury items I have to work hard to earn money and save my money for buy the luxury items. an advertisement am seen by me on television about motorcycle and made me want to buy it. Have a motorcycle is a necessity for me because have a motorcycle can make it easier for me to go to campus and save money. with motorcycle make my lives better because can make it easier for me when traveling. motorcycle very important for my live because the motorcycle am taken my sister by me to school.
The third luxury items laptop to get the luxury items I have to work hard to earn money and save my money for buy the luxury items. an advertisement am seen by me on television about laptop and made me want to buy it. Have a laptop is a necessity for me because have a laptop can make it easier for me in doing the task. With laptop make my lives better because can recognize technological progress. laptop very important for my live because I do not have to bother to go to the network place and save time.