INTRODUCING ENGLISH READING AND WRITING USING LETTERLAND PROGRAM TO THE INDONESIAN YOUNG LEARNERS

Akhris, Syafi,i (2013) INTRODUCING ENGLISH READING AND WRITING USING LETTERLAND PROGRAM TO THE INDONESIAN YOUNG LEARNERS. Masters thesis, Diponegoro University.

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Abstract

This study investigates the application of Letterland program in introducing English reading and writing to Indonesian young learners at Star Kiddy Preschool Semarang. The aims of this study are to analyze the curriculum used in Letterland program, to identify kinds of materials used, to know the teaching and learning activity in Letterland class and to find out the outcomes of Letterland program in developing early reading and writing skills of the students. This is a case study research. The data were collected through class observation, document gathering and assessment. The writer used descriptive qualitative approach in analyzing the data. The presentation of the research is carried out in informal way to give the detail description and analysis. The findings of the research are as follows: (1) Star Kiddy uses different curriculum from Lyn Wendon curriculum to adjust the Indonesian preschool student’s ability, (2) The materials used in Star Kiddy Letterland class are varied and support all teaching and learning but not all of materials are the same as Lyn Wendon materials, (3) The teaching and learning activities in Star Kiddy Letterland class are done in amusing way, through approaches and strategies that are in line with Halimi (2010) theory of children language learning; those are: storytelling, songs and rhymes, games, art and craft, role play, (4) Letterland program in Star Kiddy preschool gives good outcome for Star Kiddy students: Playgroup (74%), Kindergarten-1 (72%), Kindergarten-2 (76%). It shows that Letterland program can be used for Indonesian preschool context in introducing English reading and writing. Furthermore, Star Kiddy Preschool has successfully implemented the two stages of Letterland program in Star Kiddy’s Letterland class. Penelitian ini menyelidiki penerapan program Letterland dalam mengenalkan baca tulis bahasa Inggris kepada pembelajar pemula Indonesia di Star Kiddy Preschool Semarang. Tujuan dari penelitian ini adalah untuk menganalisis kurikulum yang digunakan di program Letterland, mengidentifikasi bahan ajar yang digunakan, mengetahui aktifitas belajar mengajar di kelas Letterland dan untuk menemukan hasil dari program Letterland dalam mengembangkan kemampuan membaca dan menulis para murid. Ini adalah penelitian studi kasus. Data diperoleh melalui observasi kelas, pengumpulan dokumen dan penilaian. Penulis menggunakan pendekatan deskriptif kualitatif dalam menganalisis data. Penyajian penelitian secara informal untuk memberikan deskripsi dan analisis secara terperinci. Temuan dari penelitian ini diantaranya adalah: (1) Star Kiddy menggunakan kurikulum yang berbeda dengan kurikulum Lyn Wendon untuk menyesuaikan kemampuan murid prasekolah di Indonesia, (2) Materi pembelajaran yang digunakan di kelas Letterland Star Kiddy bermacam-macam dan mendukung semua aktifitas belajar mengajar, namun tidak semuanya sama dengan materi Lyn Wendon, (3) Aktifitas belajar mengajar di kelas Letterland Star Kiddy dilakukan dengan cara yang menyenangkan, melalui pendekatan dan strategi yang sejalan dengan teori Halimi (2010) tentang pembelajaran bahasa anak-anak; diantaranya: metode bercerita, lagu dan sajak, permainan, seni dan kerajinan serta bermain peran, (4) Program Letterland di Star Kiddy memberikan hasil yang bagus bagi murid Star Kiddy: Playgroup (74%), Kindergarten-1 (72%), Kindergarten-2 (76%). Hal ini menunjukkan bahwa program Letterland dapat digunakan untuk prasekolah di Indonesia dalam pengenalan awal membaca dan menulis bahasa Inggris. Selanjutnya, Star Kiddy Preschool telah berhasil mengimplementasikan dua tingkatan program Letterland di kelas Letterland Star Kiddy.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Advisor: Dr. Dwi Anggani Linggar Bharati.M.Pd
Uncontrolled Keywords:Letterland, reading and writing, preschool
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Postgraduate Program > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:48492
Deposited By:Mahasiswa Magister Linguistik
Deposited On:25 Nov 2016 11:06
Last Modified:25 Nov 2016 11:06

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