Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Volume 11 : 2 February 2011
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
Editors: B. Mallikarjun, Ph.D.
         Sam Mohanlal, Ph.D.
         B. A. Sharada, Ph.D.
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         Jennifer Marie Bayer, Ph.D.
         S. M. Ravichandran, Ph.D.
         G. Baskaran, Ph.D.
         L. Ramamoorthy, Ph.D.



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Pedagogical Values Obtained from a Language Class in an EFL Context
A Case Study from Indonesia

A. Dzo'ul Milal, Dr., M.Pd.

This study was conducted in an English classroom consisting of mixed-ability adult learners in the context of English as a foreign language. The teacher and the learners are Indonesians. The data were collected by observation and recording to record the class proceeding, and documentation to obtain teacher's lesson plan and post-teaching reflections.

The study is focused on three aspects of the language class, namely, the lesson, the classroom interaction, and the teacher-learner power relations.

Description of the Language Lesson

The lesson is basically intended to improve learners' knowledge of and ability to use multi-word or phrasal verbs (verbs which consist of more than one word, such as bring up, look after, put up with, etc.). This vocabulary focus is related to the context of life stages, so that the words taught are those which are related to that context. In addition to that main aim, the teacher also writes the subsidiary aims, and his personal aims. They are quoted from teacher's lesson plan as follows:

The main aim is "to help the learners understand and use multi-word verbs to do with life stages. e.g. (1) I want to settle down, get married and have children. (2) I am really looking forward to seeing her again.

The subsidiary aims are: (1) to introduce and practise vocabulary related to life stages, (2) to give the learners opportunities to develop fluency using English in receptive and productive skills, and (3) to mediate with the topic of the second teaching session: using multi-word verbs to describe future events.

The personal aims are: (1) to do more communicative activities to reduce TTT [Teacher Talking Time], (2) to create a friendly and relaxed learning atmosphere, (3) to grade my language to suit the learners' level, and (4) to use slower pace to foster the learners' understanding. The expected learner outcome is that "By the end of the lesson, the learners will be better able to use multi-word verbs to describe life stages" (Masduqi, 2007a).

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A. Dzo'ul Milal, Dr., M.Pd.
State Institute for Islamic Studies
IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya
Jl. A Yani 117 Surabaya
East Java, Indonesia

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