Improving the Grammatical Accuracy of the Spoken English of Indonesia International Kindergarten Students.

Gozali, Imelda and Harjanto, Ignatius (2014) Improving the Grammatical Accuracy of the Spoken English of Indonesia International Kindergarten Students. TEFLIN Journal, 25 (2). pp. 168-184. ISSN 0215-773 X (SK. Akreditasi: 66b/Dikti/Kep/2011 tgl. 9 Sept. 2011)

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Abstract

The need to improve the spoken English of kindergarten students in an international preschool in Surabaya prompted this Classroom Action Research (CAR). It involved the implementation of Form-Focused Instruction (FFI) strategy coupled with Corrective Feedback (CF) in Grammar lessons. Four grammar topics were selected, namely Regular Plural form, Subject Pronoun, Auxiliary Verbs Do/Does, and Irregular Past Tense Verbs as they were deemed to be the morpho-syntax which children acquire early in life based on the order of acquisition in Second Language Acquisition. The results showed that FFI and CF contributed to the improvement of the spoken grammar in varying degrees, depending on the academic performance, personality, and specific linguistic traits of the students. Students with high academic achievement could generally apply the grammar points taught after the FFI lessons in their daily speech. Students who were rather talkative were sensitive to the CF and could provide self-repair when prompted. Those with lower academic performance generally did not benefit much from the FFI lessons nor the CF.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SK. Akreditasi: 66b/Dikti/Kep/2011 tgl. 9 Sept. 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: form-focused instruction, corrective feedback, grammatical accuracy, kindergarten, teaching English to young learners.
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Journal Publication
Depositing User: F.X. Hadi
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 07:05
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 07:04
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/15787

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