To What Extent Can Providing Scaffolding in ZPD Help in Developing SLA of English Language Learners?

Abstract

As learners face difficulties in acquiring Second Language Acquisition (SLA) where English is used as a foreign language, in this writing she will analyse the writer practice as a teacher in a secondary school in Indonesia through the lens of Vygotskian Socio-Cultural Theory–Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). She illustrate how ongoing support through cooperative learning which promoted teamwork and dialogue among peers could help learners understand the concept of using procedure text. Although social interaction involvement has been controversial, the learning process, through which support or scaffolding is provided in learners’ ZPD, can have a positive effect on language development.

Key Words: Scaffolding, ZPD, SLA, EFL, Cooperative Learning, Socio-cultural Theory

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