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Diah Fakhmawati: Getting Foreign Language Classroom with Nature Research Activity

by Diah Fakhmawati Expert Educator Columnist, Indonesia Usually students’ learning language takes place at classroom or language laboratory. Have you ever imagined what they are doing when they learn language outside classroom and working with plants or tree? They are learning to write a report of some plant. The students work collaboratively with their peers and some sources (writers through books, blogs, websites, and biology teachers). They also draw their natural science or biology knowledge on language product in form of report writing. This is applicable activity for them as student. They know something and they share what they know. Reporting something is common task for scholar. When they have studied of course, they should be able to elucidate what they know. While learning writing engaging natural environment would give them opportunity to gather language aptitude and natural science into a great learning outcome.

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Diah Fakhmawati: Designing Offline Webquest Using Powerpoint

by Diah Fakhmawati Expert Educator Columnist, Indonesia Internet for language learning provides many benefits such as providing intrinsic motivation to students, giving authentic material resources, and improving reading and writing skills. One of language learning program utilizing internet is WebQuest. Webquest is mini-projects in which a large percentage of the input and material is supplied from the internet. It is an inquiry lesson plan that requires students to express, apply, and present information which they obtain from internet. Webquest is potential for second language learning because as a pedagogical strategy, it provides the students a chance to use the target language in form of reading web pages which can develop students critical thinking and writing production of task. Webquests is related to task-based learning, as the students have to deal with amount of specific information on the web and perform a task. The task is a piece of classroom work which involves learners in comprehending, manipulating, producing or interacting in the target language. In frame of task-based learning, webquest offers chances to students to learn …