PEER MODELING FOR CLASSROOM ENGLISH PRACTICE IN PEER TEACHING ACTIVITY

Atik Rokhayani, Agung Dwi Nurcahyo, Dwi Rukmini, Ahmad Sofwan

Abstract


Giving instructions is a part of basic skills that should be owned by a prospective teacher. Student teachers of English Education Department, as prospective English teachers, should be exposed to an intensive practice of using Classroom English to help them improve competence of giving instructions in English. In the class, they can use peer modeling as a media of reflecting their effort to do rehearsal. Peer teaching can be an alternative activity to give them opportunities for them to do intensive practice of giving instructions using classroom English. This study aims to describe how peer modeling of Classroom English in peer teaching activities are used by student teachers of English Education Department of Universitas Muria Kudus to prepare them for a program of field teaching practicum at schools. Peer modeling is believed to be able to reduce psychological gap among students during their simulation of teaching using Classroom English. Student teachers will not feel awkward physiologically to give feedback to their friends‘ performance. The study finds out that the student teachers of English Education Department of Universitas Muria Kudus show good effort of using better Classroom English.

Keywords


peer modeling, classroom English, peer teaching

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