Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation

Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation

Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation

Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation

      There are four skills to be expected when we learn English as our second language in Indonesia, they are listening skill, speaking, skill, reading skill and writing skill. To get that four skills, in the old technique is by using Dictation technique. For this, in this occasion we want to share the Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation. (Also read : Lembar Kerja Siswa Kelas 7 tentang Introducing Oneself)

Disadvantages of Dictation

      As we know that dictation is one of the old techniques in language teaching learning activities. However, this technique has been recently neglected by the teachers. The reason is many experts claim that it is “too teacher centered, uncommunicative, boring and old fashioned”.

They think that dictations are:

  1. It might cause high effective filter especially for ‘frightened’ and ‘insecure’ learners.
  2. It does not require any talent or information on teacher.
  3. It is only the aural skills that are developed in dictations.
  4. It is uncommunicative, boring and old fashioned. (Also read other article at : Loving Mother Forever)

Advantages of Dictation

      The reason mentioned above maybe right, but Dictation actually has numerous advantages. The most common advantages of dictation are help students to diagnose and correct grammatical mistakes. Others advantages of dictation are:

  1. Dictation can help develop all four-language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in an integrated way.
  2. Dictation offers a context-rich method of displaying learners’ linguistic competence and involves the knowledge about the content of the text.
  3. Useful for reinforcing the correlation between the spelling system and sound system of a language.
  4. Ensures attentive listening and trains students to distinguish sounds, helps learning punctuation and develops aural comprehension. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Soal Pilihan Ganda tentang Aljabar)

      For those Advantages and Disadvantages of Dictation, I think it is still relevant for us to implement the dictation technique in some condition.

      That’s all our opinion in our post about the Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation we can share in this occasion. Hopefully the article about the Advantage and Disadvantage of Dictation above can be useful for us, especially as teachers in increasing the technique of English teaching learning process. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Persembahan Mutiara Indah untuk Ibu)

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