Improving Teaching Conversation Using Some Techniques
Language is a means of communication or speaking. In this case, as a human being, it must be able to communicate or speak orally. For human being having a good English is important especially for the students because it becomes the bridge to know the world. Speaking is also the important activity in language class. It is one of the basic competences which should be mastered by the students. It means that teaching conversation needs to be developed. Furthermore, one of the English teaching aims is to develop the students’ competence in communicating both oral and written language to resolve their daily problems. The communicative competence taught in learning English covers four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language has a main role in students’ intellectual, social, and emotional development and it is the key towards the successful studying all of the subject. Speaking or conversation is considered as skill which students rather difficult to work with. Conversation is one of the basic competences which should be mastered by the students. conversation is a speech production that becomes a part of our daily activities. Conversation means creative process; an active interaction between speaker and listener that involves thought and emotion. Some techniques can be used to improve teaching conversation. They are such as situational practice, the self-directed, dialogue, improvisation, small-group and discussion.