The Use of Pedagogical Translation in Teaching English by Scientific Approach

Masitowarni Siregar


The study is aimed to know how the English teachers use of pedagogical translation and why the teachers use it in the process of scientific approach.The subject of the study was the English teachers in MAN Medan. The study was conducted in descriptive qualitative research because the researcher did not apply any treatment and experiment in the research. Descriptive qualitative research concerns providing description of a phenomenon that occurs naturally without any intervention of an experiment or an artificially contrived treatment (Bogdan&Biklen, 1992: 28). The techniques of collecting data of the study were observation and interview. The results of the study showed that three English teachers in teaching process by using scientific approach in the process of conveying and checking meaning of words or sentences, explaining grammar and classroom management. Then, The reasons of using translation were facilitating communication, teacher-student relationship and the L2 learning.


pedagogical translation; scientific approach; English teaching

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