English Language AspectsA. Rational
Globalization era has entered the life of human being. Countries have been interdependentone another. Information technology is very important as a media for exchanging ideas andinformation. It influences to cooperate with one another. The cooperation does not depend on howagreements are obeyed by all parties using an international language. The language is English as aneffective means of communication in global social life. Thus, English as an international languagehas become an important factor to be mastered by many people, including Indonesian people.Thus, it is simply inferred to be a developing country, Indonesia supported by the Culture andEducation Ministry gives an ample opportunity to those who teach in Junior High School toimprove their English mastery.
The objectives of this module is that the training participants are able to1. Identify the definition of English skills2. Describe the importance of language elements that support English skills
C. English Language Aspects1. Listening
1.1. What is listening?a.Listening is the ability to understand what others say and why they have said it. b.Listening comprehension requires listeners to interpret all messages they hear and see
Effective listening means being able to understand the language (grammatical ability) andthe way the language is used in different situations (interactional ability)d.Listening comprehension is the psychomotor process of receiving sounds waves throughthe ear and transmitting nerve impulses to the brain.e.Listening is an active process of understanding the text by activating various kinds of knowledge, background, grammatical, phonological and experience.