It should be noted that oral communication is different from written communication.
From speaking the common Bajau, Suluk/Tausug or Sabahan Malay language, some of my pupils have shown their effort to speak in English and able to understand simple instruction and so forth.
Although this cannot be considered as a best accomplishment but for me this is something meaningful and can be the catalyst for achieving better accomplishment in the future. Coming from a school that is lacking of electricity, conducive teaching and learning surrounding, variety of resources and etc.
While the main focus is on speaking and listening, pronunciation is presented as a subset of both speaking and listening development.
In this study, listening ability refers to the ability to process realistic spoken language, automatically and in real time; and to understand the linguistic information and to make inferences clearly implicated by the content of the passage (Buck, 2001).
It explored the two main aspects; English oral communication ability and Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA).
English oral communication ability could be divided into listening, speaking and pronunciation.As a teacher, we’re being advice to be flexible and creative.Pupils of my school are largely speakers of native language such as Bajau and Suluk/Tausug language.With limited resources, it’s quite challenging for the teacher to teach languages for the pupils here.If we are using useless, non-creative and non-practical approach in teaching Listening and Speaking to them than the same cycle will keep repeating, the pupils will never open their heart to learn new languages because they are not convinced enough that the languages such as English is fun and important to them.The message usually contains a great deal of information which is redundant.It could be more information than the listener needs.In addition, memorising words, phrases or sentences seemed to have some small impact for the pupil.If they like the song that they’ve heard then they will try their best to memorise the lyrics although it will take some time.IELTS Writing Task 2 carries more weights than Writing Task 1.Share with us know your thoughts and your experiences in Teaching Listening and Speaking in your school.