A Preliminary Study the Usage of Interactive Multimedia Based Learning Model to Stimulate English Communication Skills of the Kindergarten Students
Yunea Kusuma Winanti1, Hartati2

1Yunea Kusuma Winanti, Department of Educational Technology, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia.
2Prof. Dr. Hartati, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 23 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 May 2019 | PP: 108-115 | Volume-8 Issue-1S May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10150581S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This preliminary study to develop an interactive multimedia-based learning model aims to collect information needed to improve the existing instructional model so that it will be more effective, efficient and fun and also able to stimulate the communication skill of students, especially in English. Data was collected through direct interviews, questionnaires, and field observation. This preliminary study was held at Bait Al Falah Kindergarten, which is located in Indonesia, from January 2017 until April 2017. The results of the analysis and data interpretations show that 1) the students were passive and they didn’t speak actively in English, 2) the teachers have low English skills, 3) one- way communication still dominates the learning process, 4) Inadequate equipment’s and facilities, 5) most of the parents of the students are non-English speakers. From these findings, we developed an interactive multimedia based learning model that consists of six steps to stimulate the English communication skills of the Kindergarten students. The six steps are 1) introduction, 2) group formation, 3) warming up, 4) main activities, 5) reinforcement, and 6) feedback. These six steps adopt the creative-play curriculum model.
Keywords: English, Interactive Multimedia, Learning Strategy, Creative-Play Curriculum Model.
Scope of the Article: Smart Grid Communications