Effective English Language Teaching Strategy For Vocational Education

Boni Saputra, Rionaldi Rionaldi


English language teaching in vocational education is more challenging than in academic education. Variations of learners’ English backgrounds (low intake) and high demands of ESP for learners of vocational colleges aggravate the situations. Conventional teaching strategies such as lecturing and tutoring might not be sufficient to cope with these problems. Educators should utilize more effective way to improve teaching and learning in order to maximize students’ achievements. Various strategies have been used by previous researchers to solve these obstacles. Yet, Cooperative learning strategy is a promising solution to promote better English learning in vocational educations. Thus, this article tries to describe the use of a Cooperative Learning strategy in teaching English for vocational education students. The application of the strategy proved that the students could achieve better achievements in English through the strategy than conventional ones. The results revealed that the strategy is effective to use in vocational educations.

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