TEACHING ENGLISH PROVERB MATERIAL FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: PRAGMATIC STUDY

Mulyani Mulyani

Abstract


The competence of General English in SMA / MA is the ability to communicate in three types of texts, (1) interpersonal, (2) transactional, and (3) functional, orally and write, on the level of informational literacy, to carry out social functions, In the context of personal, socio-cultural, academic, and professional life, using various forms of text, with a coherently and cohesively accepting structure and linguistic elements appropriately. One of the basic competencies in learning English for high school students is that students can understand and be able to grasp the meaning of Proverb and Riddle‘s special texts on the life of high school adolescents. This proverb study is very interesting and unique because students learn about the meaning of life contextually as well as learn about local wisdom. This article aims to describe the learning of proverb material in high school, teacher-student perceptions in understanding English proverbs, and how to teach English proverbs to students more meaningfully. The method used is descriptive qualitative with pragmatic approach. The data used are common English proverbs related to the topic of high school adolescence life. Data analysis by using contextual analysis. The result of contextual data analysis shows that (1) the students are less interested in proverb material, and (2) proverb material is difficult to digest and interpreted by the students and the teacher.

Keywords


Proverb, pragmatic study

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