Fun English Learning in Classroom
Mr. Addison Winger
The workshop of the English Teacher’s Forum (MGMP) on developing English Teachers’ Competence which is located in Hotel Tanjung Hall Surabaya is run well. The workshop is start at 8.00 o.clock up to 10 o’clock. The Speaker of this first session is Mr. Addison Winger (25 years old), a Volunteer at Peace Corps Indonesia. He is presenting the topic “Fun English Learning in Classroom”. He starts the material by showing, explaining his experiencies in Fun and Active Learning when He had been teaching the Indonesian English Learners, He has an Outside class of English Club involving the 3 classes (10th ) and 1 class (12th ) of SMKN 1 in Bandung whose are interesting in this Fun and Active Learning under the supervising of him.
One of the Fun and Active Learning He implemented in is “Tongue Twisters”. He give some examples of sentences from the most simplest to the most complexes one, such as; a) I scream. You Scream. We all scream for Ice Cream, b) Sally sells Seashells by the Seashore, c)You know New York. You need New York. You know You need unique New York, d) I slit a sheet. A sheet I slit. Upon the slitted sheet I sit, e) Which watch did which witch wear and which witch wore which watch?, and f) How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck chuck wood?, and g) Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked; If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
In other view, Mr Addison explaining of some another impossible Fun and Creative Learning in classrooms that are relating to the Four points based_Cross-Cultural Understanding of USA; Class Setting, Class Frequency, unpunctual, and Lesson Planning. The Lesson plan view namely 4MAT ; Four Part Format that are Motivation, Presentation, Practice and Application/producing an Independent work. Practically, The Speaker continued his description about some games are suggested to the teachers in their learning process for examples; “Line-Up Game”, “Snowball Fight”, “Left-Right Reading”, and “Fly Swatter Game”. (frhn, 12/1/2019)