Proceedings of the Sixth of International Conference on English Language and Teaching (ICOELT 2018)

Tense and Aspect In English: How Do EFL Learners Understand Them?

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Jufrizal Jufrizal
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Jufrizal Jufrizal
Available Online February 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
tense, aspect, English, grammatical-semantic, pedagogical grammar
Abstract
It has been claimed that most undergraduate students (S1 degree) of English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang were in difficulties and problems in understanding the grammatical features and uses of English tenses and aspects. The students were familiar with the grammatical term tense, but they were not in sufficient concern with the term aspect. In addition, most learners thought that they did not need to specifically differentiate between tense and aspect. It has been also reported that there were significant numbers of ungrammatical uses of passives found in theses written by EFL students. This paper discusses how the EFL learners at the English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang theoretically understand and practically use the tense and aspect of English in written and oral communication. The main data presented in this paper are those directly derived from previous research reports (Jufrizal et.al., 2009; Mukhaiyar and Jufrizal, 2012). The additional data were those collected by means of direct-participant interviews during the teaching learning processes of English Grammar at the English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang. The analysis of data was based on relevant theories dealing with grammatical-semantic features of tense and aspect cross-linguistically. Based on the data analysis, it is reasonable to state that most English Department students have not linguistically understood the nature and concepts of tense and aspect in English. A number of students event admitted that the tense and aspect are the same with time, particularly adverb of time.
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