English teaching method in competency based curriculum in the 1st grade of smp negeri 2 Gemolong, Sragen

Oleh :
Nur Azizah Ernwati - C9303051 - Fak. Sastra dan Seni Rupa

ABSTRACT 2006. The writer did an apprentice to compose this final project in SMP Negeri 2 Gemolong. Her purpose was to report the method used and the activity done in SMP Negeri 2 Gemolong because method is needed in teaching English. By applying the method, the learners can easily understand the material and the teacher can easily teach. The activity also will be more effective and directed. This final project describes the method used in teaching English in the 1st grade of SMP Negeri 2 Gemolong in the new curriculum, Competency Based Curriculum and how the English teaching activities in the 1st grade in Competency Based Curriculum in SMP Negeri 2 Gemolong were conducted. In collecting the data, the writer did an observation and interview in the school of SMP Negeri 2 Gemolong. She observed the way the teacher conducted the class first then in the second week the writer was positioned as the teacher in three classes that are A, C, and F in the school from March 6th 2006 to April 30th 2006. During her apprentice as a teacher, the writer also interviewed some side of the school among others vice head master, the English teacher, and the ex-head of the school official. The writer in her job training found the method used in the class, the activity done in the class, the problem faced by the teacher, the students and the school itself. The method used in the 1st grade of the new curriculum was eclectic method. The method is a combination between two methods. In SMP Negeri 2 Gemolong, the teacher used the method; those were direct method and grammar – translation method. In the class activities, the teacher classified it in some steps. The steps started from the brain storming, explanation, task and the test was the last step. The brain storming itself contained greeting, reviewing and warming up. In supporting the activity, the teacher used games sometimes. Some problems appeared as well during the activity in the class. The problems related to to the students were motivation and student’s interest. Other problems related to the school itself were facilities and references. Therefore, in accordance to the students’ proficiency, the teacher’s efforts to improve it were 1) she made lesson plan to prepare and to allocate the time effectively before taught, 2) she gave the students a chance to ask, 3) she gave the students assignments.