Character Building in English Language Teaching Involving The Use of Social Media

Nanik Supriani, Hanandyo Dardjito

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Recently, character building has been promoted in the world of education. Teachers and educators are aware of students’ characters building. They play an important role in education. Teachers have a duty to teach character values in the English instructional process. This paper presents how an English language teacher can possibly promote character building among his/her students. The teaching-learning process of building good morals is integrated into the teaching and learning process (Zubaedi, 2011).  Firstly, the teachers should have sufficient knowledge about what morals are taught and trained among the students. Secondly, they have to be aware of the process in moral teaching which consists of (a) the phase of transferring knowledge about a moral (b) the phase of the feeling of moral (c) the phase of acting on the moral (Zubaedi, 2011). These three phases are to be integrated into the teaching of English, in any approach.

Keywords: Character building, English Language Teaching, social media


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