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THE ADVANTAGES OF THE USE OF MULTIMEDIA IN THE ENGLISH TEACHING AND LEARNING

Applying Multimedia in the instruction is effective to improve teaching quality.

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE OF USE OF MULTIMEDIA

IN THE ENGLISH TEACHING AND LEARNING

By

Barkah Saputri

Multimedia is some combination of different media (texts, sounds, pictures, images, animation, and videos) which is operated by a computer. There are many advantages of the use of multimedia in the teaching and learning.

First, multimedia can help the teachers in delivering information to the students easily. For example, in a multimedia program, the information is delivered by using video clips. Using video clips to deliver the information is effective. It enables the students’ sense of hearing and sight to absorb more information.

Second, multimedia can also help the teachers in presenting good teaching materials. Good teaching materials should help learners to understand the lesson easily (Tomlinson, 1998, p. 7). By the combination of the different media, multimedia can present the materials interestingly, so the students are easy in the learning.

Next, multimedia can motivate the students in learning English. Multimedia program presents information by using texts, sounds, videos, images, pictures, and animation. It makes the class alive and interesting. The students will be interested in the learning. It can influence the students’ learning motivation.

Finally, multimedia can help the students to understand the lesson easily. The materials which are presented by some combination of texts, sounds, images, pictures, animation, and videos can make the materials clear. By using multimedia, the students do not only hear the sounds but also see the pictures that represent the sounds. Therefore, they can understand the lesson easily.

In conclusion, multimedia is some combination of different media operated by a single technology. Integrating different media is to show the teaching materials clearly, interestingly, and systematically and to deliver the information easily to the students. Using multimedia in the English teaching and learning process can improve teaching quality. The teaching will be more efficient. Using multimedia can make the class interesting. Besides, the students will be motivated in the learning. They also will understand the lesson easily. Using multimedia in the English teaching and learning process really gives many advantages.

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