LANGUAGE GAMES IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

LABIBAH, NIM. 04873816 (1992) LANGUAGE GAMES IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Skripsi thesis, UIN SUNAN KALIJAGA YOGYAKARTA.

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Abstract

In order to avoid misunderstanding of what the title actually means and to restrict its scopes, the writer would like to discuss each of the words consisting the title. Striving for its meaning used in this thesis each of the words will be discussed both in its lexical or dictionary sense and terminology sense. Those words to discuss are language, language games, teaching, and foreign language. Language. In its lexical sense, language means "human communication of knowledge, ideas, etc. using a system of sound symbols".l) In its terminology sense, language may be defined as a system of commun1. .ca t"1 .on .. 2) or "an instrument of communication"3) or "an arbritary system of articulated sounds made use of by a group of people as a means of carrying on the affairs affairs of their society" 4. In purpose of meeting the need of the thesis discussion~ the !attest meaning has been presumed to be one of the representative meanings of language. Language games. Games is a plural form of game. In its lexical sense, game means "form.of play, sportespecially with rules". 5 ) In this thesis proposal the games are aimed at being media of teaching. Thus, lan•guage games may mean "plays which function as media of• training language skills".6) Teaching. The word teaching derives from a verb teach. Teaching is the gerund form of to teach which, in its lexical sense, means "to give instruction to soeone, to• cause someone to know or be able to do something, or to give knowledge, skill to someone, or to give lessons at schools." 7 ) In its terminology sense, teaching may mean "a set of activities which is meant to help students enable to learn", or, in Marvell's words, "the organization of learning to Achieve its desired goals". English. In its lexical sense, English is a language which is spoken natively in the United States of America, England, and areas previosly controlled by Great Britain pertaining to the English language_9) In this thesis, English mostly if not totally refers to the English taught and learned at schools, universities, and other institutions in Indonesia. Foreign language. In its lexical sense, foreign means "of, in, from another country", or "not one a own". 10) A foreign language, thus, means a foreign language that comes from another country. French, Arabic, English are foreign languages in Indonesia. Based on the above explanation, the writer would like to conclude, in brief, that the discussion to occur in the thesis will be that on So far, the writer has tried hard in her maximum capacity to elaborate the primary ideas of this thesis, which basically consists of five points of thinking as set forth in the formulation of the problems. Without any aim at disturbing, not even altering, any piece of conclusion which individual reader may have already drawn .from this thesis, the writer would like to conclude as follows : 1. To involve language games in the process of language teaching, the teachers need the equipments or aids such as cards, pictures, lists, etc. These should be made either available or familiar to the students so as to facilitate the work of language games. 2. The main consideration of using language games sources not only from the fact that most students enjoy them but also from the fact that language game is . one of the la nguage teach 1• ng med ia which is either cheap or fruitful. 3. Language games can be classified into a. Language games for different •stages of learning, i.e. for elementary, intermediate, and advanced level. . b . Language games for specific purposes, i.e. for reading, vocabulary, structure, conversation, writing, and listening. 4. The better way of us'ing language games is to integrate them into the lessons. 5. There are the benefits and problems in using language games Because the problems are not fundamental, a creative teacher will be able to anticipate them.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information / Pembimbing: Prof. Drs. Muhammad Zein
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Games, The Teaching Of English
Subjects: Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Tadris - Biologi, B. Inggris, Kimia, Matematika, Fisika (S1)
Depositing User / Editor: H. Zaenal Arifin, S.Sos.I., S.IPI.
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 03:45
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 03:49
URI: http://digilib.uin-suka.ac.id/id/eprint/28674

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