A STUDY ON VOCABULARY TEACHING STRATEGY FOR STUDENTS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT AT SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL (SLB), MAKASSAR, INDONESIA
Reskiana – Haryanto – Sukardi Weda
This research aims to find out (1) the vocabulary teaching strategy used by teacher for students with hearing impairment, (2) how to implement the strategy to teaching English vocabulary for students with hearing impairment. This research applied qualitative method. The participants of this research were one English teacher and four students of eight grades SMPLB at SLB Negeri 1 Makassar, Indonesia which were taken through purposive sampling technique. The data of this research were collected by observation, interview, and documentation. The obtained data were analyzed in four major phases namely data collection, data display, data condensation, and drawing conclusion. The result of this research revealed that, (1) there were five strategies used by an English teacher in teaching English vocabulary for students with hearing impairment namely rehearsal, sign language, gesture, writing language and discussion; (2) The teacher implemented the strategies by combining all of those strategies. The teacher showed the material such as explanation and vocabularies to students by writing it on the whiteboard. Next, the teacher explained it to the students by using sign language and gesture, when the teacher gave the students exercise, the students were allowed to discuss the exercise with their friends. All vocabularies the students had learned would be repeated until they were familiar and memorized the those vocabularies.
vocabulary, teaching strategy, students with hearing impairment
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