ELT TEFL1 Generic Teaching Skills
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The English Language Teaching (ELT) journey has started and will be ongoing. Indonesia is one of the biggest country in the global platform. At the advent of this 3rd millenium, it is situated across the state affairs across world nations, very strategic position across two continents and two oceans. How an Indonesian will view such? Teachers are to help Indonesian to grasp the essence as an Indonesian, and what it means to be. This is the Indonesian right from the message of the founding father. Teaching is generic. It is a roadmap to nation formation that functions to design a zeal for strong Indonesia, every body is to possess generic and transformative learning competencies as Indonesian, to be a true Indonesian in his/her Indonesianhood. Teaching is learning. We are learning to know how learners are blooming well. Its main goal is to help every Indnesian understand what it is to be an Indonesian and what values he has to keep as an Indonesian. This is the reason why English is the chosen foreign language in Indonesia since its independence. `Teaching English today is a new era. It is like settling a new civilization of Non Native Speaker (NNs) in a global civilization. A lot of its residents are new comers but the nature of good governance is the matter. Teachers are new travellers with their fields and learners are new residents. Every traveller and residents striv hard but how the civility is like does matter. In the beginning teaching is in the ELT teachers. But when the global world open accesses to almost every world citizen, and the the information waves across states, the classroom teaching begin to go out of fiction and myth, to see world travellers pilgrimate. Many are moving fast from one state to others and face new align cultures. New jobs challenge for the new era, and the millenial information makes people move and go faster. Meanwhile, acts of teaching still folow their old ways. Would there be a new roadmap? Generic teaching Skills strive to settle up how to meet those resident needs, how to be congruent in a context-sensitive manner and style in the new ventures. They strive to rich congruence, fit and context-senitive to the necessity. Classroom today are waving. They attempt to meet those transformation.