A Study on How English Teachers Use Commercially Published Textbooks in the Classroom
Keywords:Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), commercially published textbooks, English teachers
The score of the students was caused by several possible, such as, insufficient of teaching material, lack of environmental support for the students’ success in mastering English. The problem of this study are; (1) how the teacher realize textbooks in the classroom; (2) is there any differences between the experienced teachers and the inexperienced teachers in realizing and presenting the textbooks in the classroom; and (3) what suggestion can be made to the teachers in order to help them realize the textbooks in the classrooms more effectively. The objectives of this study were to investigate the junior English teachers in Bengkulu city use commercially published textbooks in the classroom. This study is expected to be useful for the researcher and teachers in general, because in the process of teaching and learning in the classroom, teachers can use and improve their knowledge generally in education particularly in teaching English as a foreign language and especially for the teachers who want to take the English textbooks in the classroom. The samples of this research was three experienced teachers with at least eight years of experience and three inexperienced teachers with four years experiences. This research used purposive random sampling. The data of this research was collected by giving the teachers questionnaire which consisted of twenty six questions, teacher’s lesson plan, and classroom observation. The data was analyzed by using descriptive qualitative technique. The result showed that there are a lot of differences between the experienced teachers and the inexperienced teachers in presenting the textbooks in the classroom. The junior English teachers realize and presenting the textbooks in the classroom, they do with many ways, such as in giving evaluation, in giving a homework, in using media, in explaining the language focus, they used English and Bahasa Indonesia with a lot of examples. The suggestions were: (1) the teachers should be always give a praise to the students; (2) teacher should more control the class; (3) teacher should selecting material which are suitable with the students ability; (4) using “in group” activity is the most important too, to make the class more interesting.
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