Tag Archives: Listening skill

Improving Students’ Listening Skill and Vocabulary Masteryn through Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) By Using Online Learning for Senior High School (Published)

The aims of this research is to describe the process of improving the  students’ listening skill and vocabulary mastery through contextual teaching and learning (CTL) by using online learning at the eleventh grade of SMAN 1 Sajira. This study also attempts to find out the improvement of the students’ skill in listening and vocabulary mastery through contextual teaching and learning (CTL) by using online learning. The method used in this research was qualitative research method by implementing classroom action research (CAR). This research was conducted in three cycles actions in cycle I, cycle 2 and cycle 3. The result of the research is the use of contextual teaching and learning (CTL) by using online learning can improve the students’ listening skill and vocabulary mastery.  The finding of the research were: (1) the process of teaching and learning using CTL through online learning was conducted successfully in terms of the feeling of happiness and enthusiasm of the students, (2) there was an improvement of the students’ listening skill from the increased mean of score from 57,85 in pre-test became 81,11 in post-test. This study suggests that the English teacher may improve her teaching strategy by optimizing the use of materials at school; the teacher should be creative in selecting, developing and giving materials at class.

Keywords: Contextual Teaching and Learning, Improving, Listening skill, Vocabulary Mastery, online learning

Teaching English for Academic Purposes: A Decadal Comparison of Listening and Speaking Skills in the Use of English Texts in Nigerian Universities. (Published)

The compliance rates of Use of English texts to COMSKIP benchmark (listening and speaking skills) in five Nigerian universities in 2005 and 2015 were evaluated using the criterion-referenced assessment and systematic observation as design and instrument respectively. The result showed that for listening skill in 2005 the average compliance rates for the institutions were 0, 0.4, 0.2, 0 and 0.4 for NAU,UNN, FUTO, IMSU and ESUT respectively while for  listening skill in 2015 they were 0.4, 2.6, 0, 0 and 0.4 for NAU, UNN, FUTO, IMSU and ESUT respectively. For speaking skill in 2005, the average compliance rates for the institutions were 1, 3.4, 0, 0 and 1 for NAU, UNN, FUTO, IMSU and ESUT respectively. For the speaking skill in 2015, the compliance rates were 1, 1.2, 0, 0 and 0.2 for NAU, UNN, FUTO, IMSU and ESUT respectively. Important recommendations were made.

Keywords: Communication skill project (COMSKIP), English for Academic Purposes, Listening skill, National Universities Commission, Speaking Skill, Use of English texts