THE MASTERY OF SPOKEN ENGLISH IN THE EFL CLASS : a Dilemma between Accuracy and Fluency

Gaspar, Besin (2014) THE MASTERY OF SPOKEN ENGLISH IN THE EFL CLASS : a Dilemma between Accuracy and Fluency. In: Proceeding International seminar Enrichment of Career by Knowledge of Language and Literature II (ECKLLII). Faculty of Letters - Dr. Soetomo University and Balai Bahasa Provinsi Jawa Timur, KEMDIKBUD, Surabaya. ISBN 978-602-0917-00-9

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This paper deals with the role of accuracy and fluency in mastering the spoken English in Indonesia in line with the shift in language teaching from audioling11al to communicative language teaching (CL T) or communicative approach(CA). The accuracy and fluency in the mastery of spoken English is crucial and its importance has changed from time to time, depending on the teaching method employed by the institution and English teachers. In the era of audiolingual method, accuracy was the primary goal while fluency came after students mastered the language systems. On the other hand, when CA or CL T was introduced in the 1990s and being applied up to the present, fluency is the primary goal and some English teachers misunderstand that grammar has no place in the English class. Ideally, in mastering the spoken English, accuracy and fluency should be treated equally since choosing one and neglect the other will have the strong points and the weak points as well. The choice of priority should be on the basis of level of competence of the students and the goal of mastering the spoken English in the social setting.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: audiolingual method, communicative approach, accuracy, fluency.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Research Center > Language Center
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 06:32
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 07:47

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