Eunice W. Setyaningtyas


This qualitative research discussed some literatures and gives suggestions of
teaching ideas and methods for language learning using games in the classroom. With
literature study methods, it could be deeper understood that language learning needs
communicative and cooperativeapproach, without leaving a challenging and fun
atmosphere and better if the learrning is adjusted according to students characteristics.
One of the ways is through the use of ‘Catur Jantra’ game with these steps: 1)
stimulation, 2) exploration, 3) structure learning, 4) ‘Catur Jantra’, 5) evaluation and
reflection. This game is still open for modification appropriate to learning topics and
students’ need as one of the ways to apply the differentiation strategy in the class. This
idea brought some theoretical and practical implications for effective learning. It is
suggested teachers apply this game method to facilitate the students, for native speakers
learners as well as to foreign/ second language learners, in attempts of their fluency in
Indonesian language learning.

Keywords: Indonesian language learning, Catur Jantra game, communicative,
active learning.

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