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The Importance of Learning English Language It has long mastery of the English language into knowledge to be learned by the people of Indonesia. 60'an start of the year until now, English lessons into lessons that are not less important than other subjects like Mathematics and Science. Because of the importance of the English language, not a few parents who send their children to follow a course in English language tutoring agencies. If the first Indonesian children bega
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  The Importance of Learning English Language It has long mastery of the English language into knowledge to be learned by the people of Indonesia. 60'an start of the year until now, English lessons into lessons that are not less important than other subjects like Mathematics and Science. Because of the importance of the English language, not a few parents who send their children to follow a course in English language tutoring agencies. If the first Indonesian children began to learn English at grade 4, but now they  start at a more basic level, not even a playgroup institutions that provide English language materials. Looking at today's world, English is so very important because now is the era of globalization, to be able to take part into the world as it is today with the successful course we have to master the language of globalization. There are three reasons why we are required to master this language, namely; 1.   First, Geographic factors being the first reason why people need to learn English Indonesia. Indonesia is surrounded by countries that predominantly use English as a first or second language. These countries are Singapore,  Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, and so forth. If one day a citizen traveling to one of the countries mentioned above, sufficient knowledge of English will be easier for people to communicate with the local citizens. It is also the case in The Netherlands. There, the students at the high school level is encouraged to learn and master a foreign language given the Dutch language is not used by the surrounding countries. 2.   Second, English needs to be studied because of its use as a language of communication widely International. To be able to communicate with people of different cultural backgrounds and state, English has become the main option that is often used in communication. Examples are easily seen in the world of tourism. The tourists who travel in foreign countries usually use English to communicate with native citizens he visited. Japanese people who travel to Indonesia, using English if he wanted to ask the first person he met on the street. English is also the official language of instruction in the world of transportation in the air and at sea. 3.   Third, the information contained in this world mostly use English as the language of publication. Can we take the example of the Internet, most sites - internet information provider site in English. Not just on the internet, books - books are also not a few who use the English language. With fluent English will  greatly assist children in exploring and accessing sources of media knowledge both written and electronic media. Factors Affecting the Learning Process In the process of teaching the English language is not likely we will not encounter any obstacles. After all we are dealing with is children - children who are innocent. Of course, so that we can attract the attention of the child - the child to make the child may well follow the learning that we provide, we must know the factors - factors that influence it. The following are factors - factors that affect the learning process of the child: 1.   Applied Teaching Methods Some suggested teaching methods to be applied to the learning of English diantarannya as follows: a.   Totally Physical Response According to Richards J in his book Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching, a method TPR (Total Physical Response) is a method of learning a language that is compiled on the coordination of command (command), speech (speech) and motion (action) and trying to teach language through physical activity (motors). Meanwhile, according to Larsen and Diane in Technique and Principles in Language Teaching, TPR also called The comprehension approach or approach which is a method of understanding a foreign language approach to instruction or command. According to Asher The instructor is the director of a stageplay in roomates the students are the actors , which means that the educator (instructor) is directing the show and the story in which students as actors or characters. Educators who decide about what is to be studied, who plays and displays the subject matter. b.   Collaborative methods Using collaborative learning method is a way membelajarkan English that combines various approaches and methods in collaboration and spontaneity appropriate learning environment. This means that there are times when a particular method does not show up in the atmosphere to the surface but other methods are emerging and dominant. Basic selection methods use class atmosphere, learning objectives to be achieved and tastes of students. Reference teaches is a fun learning experience, structured and responsible. The position of the teacher is their  friend who acts as a guide activities. And if necessary, and possibly students who act as guides and our position is their playmate. They did not realize they actually are learning English. c.   Interactive media Media in learning English is very important because without the media how students can make sense of an object with a particular title in English. Certain object is a fact that further agreed symbolically referred to the various sounds that are assembled into words. In addition, each student will see the object premises remember certain words in English. Learning Activity Types Used in Children Type of learning activity is enough to affect the child's willingness to learn the English language. With certain types of children's learning will be easier to understand the English language that we teach. Many psychologists and education that addresses the types of learning activities. One is Gagne (1970) which classifies learning activities into eight types, from eight types we can use  some to be applied to children. Here are five of the eight models of learning proposed by Gagne: a.   activity learn to recognize signs - sign (signal learning) Learning activities carried out by responding to signs - signs or symbols that are manipulated in a learning situation. Response the child makes a rational, reflective, and emotionally. b.   learning activities through stimulus and response (Stimulus Response Learning) This type of learning activities related to the behavior of students who consciously perform an appropriate response to the stimulus or bait manipulated in the learning system. c.   through a series of learning activities (Chaining Learning) Children's learning activities carried out by arranging the relationship between two or more stimuli associated with different responses to the stimulus. d.   Learning activities through the Association of Oral (Verbal Learning Association) This type of activity related to the efforts of the students in linking responses (answers) to verbal stimuli delivered orally. e.   The difference learning with multiple (Multiple Discrimination Learning)  This learning activity associated with the activities of children in distinguishing response to the stimulus used diverse yet interconnected. Role of Educators in Learning Activities In the course of learning, the role of educators is necessary for the smooth process of learning. Educators act as maid, driver and guide for children. Therefore, the role of educators is very influential. Educators can use the methods that are fun to make children interested in learning the English language. Because the face is the child - the child, the friendliness factor is quite needed a mentor. Usually children like teachers are friendly, patient and engaging boned. Children will easily capture the lessons if they feel happy and comfortable to the people who lead them. Stages in Learning English English teaching is done in stages. Similarly, learning Indonesian children do not directly learn to speak, read and write simultaneously. Before being able to speak in Indonesian children must listen first Indonesian. If he had never heard such language, he may not be able to speak. It sebabnnya usually children who are deaf also automatically mute because he could not hear so it can not imitate. So in essence the same way to learn any language. Here are the stages in learning English for children; a.   Listening In addition to hearing us talk children can also learn how to read books listen to stories in English, to hear a simple song or watching the DVD and VCD in English. But for the beginning of knowledge, select yangh few words and simple. b.   Speaking Once the child is often heard in the English language, children can be encouraged to speak in simple sentences. Apply 30 minutes a day as a family time to talk in English. Like a toddler-aged children who are just starting to talk, children also start talking in English bahaasa with just one word eg car (car) when you want to toy car-mobilanya. Then developed into short sentences, as I want the car. c.   Reading There are two common methods of teaching children to learn to read in English the whole language and phonic approach.
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