Fostering Soft-Skills Through Contextual-Based Activities At The International Primary School

Limantoro, Singgih Widodo (2011) Fostering Soft-Skills Through Contextual-Based Activities At The International Primary School. In: Proceedings 58th TEFLIN International Conference: Language Teaching and Character Building. English Education, Department Faculty of Language and Arts Education, IKIP PGRI Semarang, Semarang, pp. 597-602. ISBN 978-602-8047-33-3

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This article brings up the importance of soft-skills for language learning. It starts from a principle that the main holistic aim of language education is to make learners be smart and right. To be smart, they have to achieve the English proficiency/ competence. To be right, they have to be able to foster some necessary soft-s kills to maximize their English performance. This paper suggests that the improvement of soft-skills be conducted in English classes through a series of activities. The activities include fostering motivation to learn English, perseverance to practice English, and strategies to use English. The primary English teachers should integrate these elements into their English lessons. In addition, the paper also emphasizes that the primary English teachers have to walk the talk as the role models so that their learners trust them and feel motivated to adopt the desired values willingly.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft-skills, cultural-based activities, English competence, role model
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Ester Sri W. 196039
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 08:14
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 08:14

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