ACTIONAL COMPETENCE IN CONVERSATION TEXTS OF LANGUAGE SKILL BOOK – CLASS XII ENGLISH ELECTIVE INDIA

A. Tenry Lawangen Aspat Colle

Abstract


English textbook plays important role to support English teaching learning process. Therefore, the teacher must choose appropriate English textbook because the quality of textbook influences the quality of teaching learning process itself. One of standards in choosing English textbook based on communicative competences. Actional competence as one kind of communicative competences became the central idea of this study which focused on describing the actional competence realized in conversation text of Language Skill Book – Class XII English Elective CBSE India. This study was descriptive research based on the content analysis. There were 8 texts presented as transactional conversations and 2 texts was interpersonal conversations. And then, Information became most prominent actional competences used was 60, 14 %, followed by opinion was 17, 71%. Then, suasion was 7, 38%, interpersonal exchange was 6, 27%, feeling was 4, 42%, future scenarios was 3, 32% and the last problem was 0, 73%. Here, the writer suggested that (1) opening and closing structure of 4 transactional conversation texts should be revised and (2) asking for clarification as functional language should involve in actional competence (3) every education element must pay attention to the quality of the core and elective textbook published.


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actional competences, conversation text, English textbook

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