Mastering English Language Vocabulary in Early Childhood Education with G-ALPHA: WORD CARD

Penguasaan Kosa Kata Bahasa Inggeris dalam Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak dengan G-ALPHA: WORD CARD

  • Rozana Abdul Rahim IPG Kampus Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Kedah, MALAYSIA
  • Hamidah Abdul Hamid IPG Kampus Sultan Abdul Halim, Sungai Petani, Kedah, MALAYSIA
Keywords: G-ALPHA: Word Card, English vacobulary, early childhood pupils

Abstract

This study aims to improve the skills of pronuncing and identifying the meaning of words in English among pupils using G-ALPHA: Word Card.  This pilot study with qualitative approach involved five pupils aged between six and eight years old.  Three preschoolers and two pupils from primary school in Seberang Perai had participated in this study.  A week of observation was conducted with these pupils through two phases of activities.  The first phase consist of four levels of game, with first level namely Pilih dan Sebut, was to pronounce the alphabet phonetically from a flash card picked randomly.  The second level, Gabung dan Bina, required the pupils to combine the single alphabet card picked at first level with a card of two or three letters to form a simple word.  Sebut dengan Betul was the third level of the phase which required pupils to pronounce the word formed with correct pronounciation, followed by level four with Padan, Semak dan Sebut.  An Oral Review was conducted in the second phase of the game to reinforce the understanding of words through correct pronounciation based on the picture cards given to the pupils.  Findings of the study showed that mastering skills of pronouncing and identifying words correctly have been improved when pupils were given the opportunity to make three attempts in the game using G-ALPHA: Word Card.  As a conclusion, even though there were erroneous made by the pupils in pronouncing and identifying words in this game, it is proven that learning through play can improve the english language vocabulary among pupils.  For future studies, the researcher plans to improve by introducing theme-based vocabulary.  The usage of G-ALPHA: Word Card has the potential to be modified and used in teaching and learning other languages such as Arabic, Chinese, and Tamil either at preschool or primary level.

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Published
2022-08-08
How to Cite
Abdul Rahim, R., & Abdul Hamid, H. (2022). Mastering English Language Vocabulary in Early Childhood Education with G-ALPHA: WORD CARD. Jurnal Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak Kebangsaan, 11, 89-102. https://doi.org/10.37134/jpak.vol11.sp.8.2022