EFL learners’ socio-pragmatic awareness; a reflective writing

In an intercultural communication, an error might arise during the process of carrying-over culture-specific aspects of language by speakers from two different backgrounds. One notable example from my latest classroom discussion was Pak Roni and his lady friend’s coffee story. Asking someone to have a cup of coffee is not entirely free of implicature in […]

The intercultural error of ‘You’ and ‘I’; a reflective writing

As an English teacher, I have always been constricted by my own understanding that my primary goal is to assist students in reaching an acceptable standard of English proficiency – that includes fluency and comprehension. The instructional focus, therefore, is on two components only: students and language. Little did I ever try to acknowledge, let […]

What I learn from my (current) research journey

So, currently, i’m in the process of conducting a research about language attrition (and maintenance) in EFL context. The first stage is to reveal the phenomenon from teachers’ perspective. For that, I conduct a survey. The first week in data collection process, preliminary look shows a stark homogeneity. It could mean 3 possibilities: 1) my […]

Speaking Class Assignment Using Vlogs

Ada banyak cara yang bisa dilakukan untuk belajar (dan hopefully acquire) bahasa kedua. Salah satunya dengan memanfaatkan new media yang ada saat ini (LMS, youtube, dan bahkan facebook). Nah, di kelas saya kali ini, saya meminta anak-anak untuk mengeksplor kreatifitas mereka dalam vlog. Fokus ‘penilaian’nya ada pada penggunaan bahasa lisan fungsionalnya, tapi aspek kreatifitas dan […]