Integrating Writing Modes into Speaking Tasks
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- Writing modes; Speaking tasks; alignment
Writing and speaking serve similar purposes in terms of communicating our needs, establishing and maintaining social relationships. Both skills need to be generated by the learners, yet the medium used to convey the message is different. Bailey (2006) refers the medium used to convey the message to modality in which speaking is the productive oral skill meanwhile writing is the productive written skill. Although, both employ different medium, it is not possible to integrate writing modes into speaking tasks as what we have applied in our Speaking Classes. Teaching Speaking for Academic Purposes subject for the fourth semester students encouragea us to let them make use of what they have learned in Writing courses from their previous semesters. Speaking for Academic Purposes is the advanced level Speaking course because the students need to employ important language functions in presenting current issues, panel discussion and debates (Department of English Catalogue, 2016). To achieve the objective of the course, the activities designed in our classes are to equip the students with abilities to express their opinions, give persuasion and suggestions, compare and contrast ideas, state and justify opinion. Therefore, this paper is to describe the result of integrating writing modes into speaking tasks by adhering to writing organization such as example, problem-solution, persuasive and argumentative modes. The description is managed into two folds: (1) the description of the activities conducted in Speaking classes; and (2) the students' responses on the activities designed in the classroom. This paper concludes that it is possible to align what the students have learned in Writing classes into Speaking Classes.
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TY - CONF AU - Maria Hidayati AU - Nova Ariani PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Integrating Writing Modes into Speaking Tasks BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 215 EP - 220 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.47 DO - 10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.47 ID - Hidayati2016/11 ER -