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Kerja Kursus

Kerja Kursus

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In this chapter, the discussion is focusing on the case study result. The case study result includesthe personal information of the students, the pre test and post test result, students’ response onthe subject matter, observation on students’ behavior and opinion base on the degree of agreeusing Likert Scale on certain statement given pertaining to the use of songs to enhance thelearning of verbs and nouns.
4.2 Profile of the respondents
The case study has been conducted in one of the school in Kuching rural area. Twenty studentage 13 from Form 1B class are involved in this case study. They are coming from different races.This class is consists of eleven females and nine males students. The biggest population in theclass are the Bidayuh students (10) followed by the Chinese (8) and Iban (2). The students arecoming from different background. Seven are working as a farmer, six as a driver, and two businessmen while the rest are doing other jobs. 90% of their mothers are housewives, a cook and one Librarian. As far as the academic is concerned, their performance in the Upper PrimarySchool public Examination (Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah – UPSR) is very encouraging. None of the failed the English test. There are three students getting Grade A, fourteen are havinggrade B and another three students with grade C. the student are streamed according to their UPSR result in 2007. They are placed in a good class and their proficiency level is at theintermediate level. Refer to the summary profile of the respondent’s shows in Table 1 below.Table 1 showing Personal Information of Form 1 B
NoNameGenderRaceUPSR EnglishGradeFather’sOccupationMother’sOccupation
4.3 Research Findings4.3.1 The Lesson Conducted
The lessons were conducted for two consecutive weeks. Four lessons were done within the twoweeks. On the first week, Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 were successfully implemented. The first lesson
was conducted using the traditional method whereby the teacher did not use the song to teach. Inthis lesson, the teacher used a passage to teach the nouns and verbs. Exercises were given to thestudents to be done individually. The students did not response toward the teaching method verywell. It seems that the students response were not as encouraging as it was when songs were usedas the teaching aids.The second lesson was conducted using song. Prior to the exercise given, students learned thelyric, listened and sing the song. The activities were done in groups. The activities emphasizedthe learning of verbs in the present tense and past tense form. Besides enjoying themselvessinging the song, they were showing a very good co-operation among themselves especiallywhen they were given group activities. Every group was able to work together to list down verbsfound in the lyric of the songs. They were able to construct the sentences correctly in their groupwork. Another group work was given to them whereby they change the verbs in the present to past tense and vice versa. The activity was done very well. They were also able to work ingroups, rewriting the sentences by changing the verbs in the present and past tense.Two lessons, Lessons 3 and Lessons 4 were conducted on the second week. The topic taught inLesson 3 was the same as in Lesson 2. However the language focus in this lesson was on nouns(singular and plural). The song used was You Promised Me by Grid. The students’ activelyinvolved. Based on the written exercises given, they have shown positive improvement. Theywere able to tackle the task given in the groups successfully. The correct answers for all theactivities given were almost 100%. The students were able to change the nouns in a singular from to the plural from and vice versa. Besides that they were able to construct the sentencesusing the nouns correctly. Participation in song also get better compares to the previous lesson.They really enjoyed singing the song. Based on the observation made, the students’ attitudetowards the teaching and learning of nouns seemed to be very good. They seemed to be moreconfident when they sing the song. As a whole, the respond in the teaching and learning of thelanguage using song was very encouraging. The objectives stated in the lesson plan wereachieved.

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