THE STRATEGIES OF TEACHING LISTENING APPLIED BY THE ELEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH TEACHER AT SMKN 1 PURWOASRI KEDIRI
Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri
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Listening is not only a difficult skill to learn but also to teach among the other language skills. Pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar are the main factors that make listening are difficult to teach in the classroom. Therefore, the strategy of teaching listening in the classroom is needed to facilitate students with good listening comprehension. The aims of this research are to find out the types of strategies that the teacher used in teaching listening and to identify the benefits of each strategy that the teacher used in teaching listening. This is a qualitative study with case study design. The subject of the research was an eleventh grade English teacher in SMKN 1 Purwoasri Kediri. The result of the research showed that teacher used three strategies in teaching listening namely bottom-up strategy, top-down strategy, and interactive strategy. Bottom-up strategy is helpful to increase linguistic knowledge; top-down strategy is useful to improve the students’ previous knowledge; and interactive strategy is useful for both linguistic knowledge and previous knowledge. So, it is suggested that other English teachers can use those strategies to solve students’ listening difficulties.
KEYWORD : Strategies, Teaching Listening