Using Indonesian to Teach English

There are currently many books that discuss the role of first language in second language learning. In Indonesia context, English is commonly taught by using Indonesian as medium. It could both be an advantage and disadvantage that it eases the teacher in delivering the lesson and eases the students in understanding it, but there is also a problem that is caused by employing this method. Here is the elaboration of arguments from Indonesian students.

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Website as Medium for Foreign Language Learning

By the advancement of Internet and technology, foreign language learning is possible to be done in distance. Abundant research studies have been conducted and it is concluded that website has potential to be used as learning medium. Nevertheless, there are some crucial points that should be considered before its application.

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Prescriptive vs Descriptive Grammar

Both descriptive and prescriptive grammar are great to be applied in teaching grammar. They simply refer to how grammar learning should - or is better to - be delivered.

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Zotero vs Mendeley: Which one should I use?

For academicians, writing academic journals and scholarly publish them is highly required. In writing, academicians would need some apps that ease their work. In dealing with reference, the most common apps used are Zotero and Mendeley.

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7 Limiting Beliefs in Learning English

Through this post, you will discover 7 limiting beliefs that prevent you in practicing your spoken English. These are called mental blocks that are destructive, negative, and should be avoided. Be sure that you hold no any point mentioned. If yes, your mentality is good; if no, there are thousand ways lead to Rome.

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