ENGLISH ZONE (EZO): A FUN ACTIVITY IN LEARNING ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILL FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
AbstractThis research aims to describe the implementation of English Zone (EZo) activities in learning English speaking skills for young learners. Employing qualitative descriptive study, this research included observation of teaching and learning process, and interview that was administered to 10 students from Kampung Sawah, West Hadimulyo. Ten meetings were observed thoroughly. Each observation took place in English language classroom every Sunday at Al-Fatimah Mosque. This research presented the implementation of English Zone (EZo) to young learners and studentsâ€™ responses to the implementation of EZo. The findings illuminated the powerful ways in which EZo was able to improve studentsâ€™ speaking skill. The students were having fun in the classroom which made them actively participate IN speaking practice with their friends or teachers. The findings further highlighted that EZo showed a good result in improving studentsâ€™ confidence during their speaking practice. EZo helped them to speak more and decreased hesitation. They felt more relaxed to speak.Keywords : English zone, speaking skill, young learners, activity
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