Applying Consciousness-raising Tasks in Teaching Grammar to EFL Students in Indonesia

Speaker:Santri Emilin Pingsaboi Djahimo| Location:Room 1| Date:August 12, 2016| Time:3:30-4:00

Abstract

This qualitative study aims to investigate the possibility for applying Consciousness-raising Tasks in teaching grammar lessons of Conditional Sentences, Simple Present Tense and Simple Past Tense to EFL students in Indonesia. The participants are thirty (30) students from the English Department of Nusa Cendana University in Kupang in East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia. The main purpose of this study is to examine whether or not integrating  Consciousness-raising Tasks in teaching and learning grammar (i.e the three grammar topics) is more effective than using the traditional method (PPP) by assessing the students’ perceptions through interview and observation, and their understanding and performance in doing tasks related to the topics through pretest and posttest. Results show that the students are happy and are enjoying the lessons integrated with Consciousness-raising Tasks because the tasks make the lessons easier to understand. This finding is supported by their scores in the posttest which is relatively higher than the pretest (although the results were not analyzed statistically, the difference is seen in the average of their raw scores and the ways they solve the problems). This study has limited aims and has been conducted in a short period of time that is why, some aspects with relation to long term issues were not observed.

Keywords: Consciousness Raising Task, Grammar, Conditional Sentence, EFL Students

Biography

(6) SANTRI EMILIN PINGSABOI DJAHIMOSantri E. P. Djahimo is an English lecturer at Universitas Nusa Cendana (UNDANA) Kupang, NTT Indonesia and a junior researcher majoring in the Teaching of English Skills and Educational Innovation (teaching EFL) in Rural Areas. She can be contacted at sunthree_dj@yahoo.com.

 

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