Learning English Through Text Types Based Approach
How many kinds of text which student should understand when they are learning English? It’s time to go to school again. After getting the holiday, day off in learning text genres, it’s time to learn several kinds of text again.
Learning English for high school is designed with the concept of text-based approach.
There are several kinds of text which are learned by students of high school. The texts are learned as the functional language for students’ daily communication. Of course, learning English in high school does not forget to learn some grammar and structure, tenses, vocabularies, etc. However, these elements of English is not taught separately.
The texts which should be learned by students of high school cover four fields of functional language. They are:
1. Procedural text. It includes procedure and explanation texts
2. Informational text. It has four varieties. They are descriptive text, report, news item, and review
3. Story text. This story text covers narrative text, spoof, and recount
4. Persuasive text. It includes analytical exposition, hortatory exposition, and discussion text.
The four main texts are learned with other functional texts, such as, advertisement, invitation, announcement, banner, poster, and pamphlet. Well, now we are ready to learn text types again.