Morphology for English Language Teaching
Morphology is one of linguistics branches that must be learnt by the English Department since it plays an important part in teaching and learning English language. It supports the language elements (vocabulary and grammar) as well as language skills (reading, speaking, and writing). Morphology with its rules application is appropriate to improve the students’ linguistic competence. However, there is an opinion that Morphology has nothing to do with teaching English, so that there are students ignoring Morphology. Morphology is the study of word and its internal structure (affixes) as well as word formation. Morphological awareness is one of linguistic awareness that enable human being to comprehend the word structure and imitate as well as manipulate that word structure. It is important to develop the morphological awareness of the learners. Morphological awareness is helpful to increase the learners’ vocabulary and to recognize the meaning easily by viewing affixes attaching in words. Good vocabulary mastery is helpful to increase learners’ reading and writing ability. There are some alternatives way to teach English morphology like: using lecturing video about English Morphology from You Tube instead of books, using games for English Morphology, and giving real examples of English morphology application in the environment.