The Application of Eclectic Method in Teaching Young Learners in X1 English Course in Makassar

Vivit Rosmayanti(1*), Bellona Mardatillah Sabillah(2),

(1) STKIP Mega Rezky Makassar
(2) STKIP Mega Rezky Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author



Abstract


This study aimed to investigate the Eclectic methods applied by teachers in X1 English course in Makassar in teaching Young Learners (YL). The subject of the study was that the teachers in X1 English course who taught Young Learners program. The focus of the research was the activities during the class in relation to the teachers’ methods and before or after the class in relation to the students’ responses on the teachers’ performance. This research employed a descriptive case study with qualitative research design. The main instrument of the study was the researcher herself. In completing the data, guide interview, and field-notes were used. The data and sources of the data were what the teachers did in classrooms concerning the research questions. The additional data were also taken from the students, staffs, and the teacher themselves in interview and observation. The data analysis was carried out by following the grounded theory procedures and technique comprised three steps: open coding, axial coding and selective coding. The finding of the study revealed some critical incidents pertaining to the eclectic methods applied by the teachers. The teachers applied eclectic methods by adapting five teaching methods in ELT in teaching Young Learners students such as Grammar Translation Method (GTM), Direct Method, Audio Lingual Method, Total Physical Response (TPR), and Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). Based on the students’ Progress Report of the students, the teaching methods applied in the class impacted on good achievement of students as the consequence.

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Eclectic Method, Young Learners

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