Having Trouble Teaching Students Language Rules? Try TUTLA

We developed Tutla as a teaching and learning aid primarily to facilitate the learning of our scientific rules of learning imbuhan. It is a bridge from knowing the rules to applying them when completing imbuhan exercises.

However,we soon realize Tutla is a powerful tool to engage students to learn language rules. What limits its affordances is the creativity of teachers. We will post here from time to time how to play Tutla as we explore its uses in a language class.

We look forward to share how we use Tutle in our cluster sharing in September at Pei Hwa Secondary School.

The Scientific Approach to Learning Imbuhan

To answer an imbuhan question students have to cross two bridges. The first bridge is to identify which part of speech (for example, verb, noun or adjective), the answer to the imbuhan question belongs. The second bridge is to select the right imbuhan from a list that belongs to that part of speech.

Our scientific approach to learning imbuhan helps students to cross the first bridge. Having successfully cross the first bridge, student will then choose imbuhan from the correct list as they have chosen the right part of speech as the answer to the imbuhan question.

Make sense? : ) Check out the video to find out why.