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J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 6, pp 1-7; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2019.vol6(1).2513
This study aims to provide a more interesting video-shaped learning media to teach listening courses at FKIP University of Lancang Kuning to improve students' ability in understanding the information. This research was conducted in FKIP Unilak in the odd semester of the 2016/2017 academic year. The research method used classroom action research to find out how far the learning media can improve students’ ability and the factors that influence student listening ability. Then, technique of collecting data used interview, observation, and test. Based on the result of test instrument that there was improvement in students’ listening skill after applying video as learning media. It showed from the test result that first stage was obtained the lowest score, that was 58, the highest 76, the average 76. While students’ score in the second stage is the lowest 76 and the highest 80, while the average value of 86. This indicated that the student listening ability increases after applying video as learning media. Furthermore, the interview and observation result deal with the second research question that factors affecting listening ability are influenced by the media. The second factor is the strategy and learning materials used by the lecturers in delivering teaching materials in listening learning also greatly affected the students’ ability.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 6, pp 92-96; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2019.vol6(1).2727
This research aimed at describing the advantages of android use in learning process. This research conducted at the fourth semester of English Department of Education and Teachers Training Faculty of Universitas Lancang Kuning. The sample of this research is 30 % of the total number of the population, they are about 7 students. The method of this research is descriptive analysis. Before getting the data by giving questionnaire to the students during teaching and learning process of Translation Subject by using android, they had got a test of translating an English text into Bahasa Indonesia. Finally, it is found that there are some advantages found. They are android motivated the students, android is easy to use and access, android improve the students’ confidents to involve in the learning process.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 6, pp 34-34=39; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2019.vol6(2).3649
This research aimed at improving the seventh grade students’ vocabulary mastery by using an interactive movie. The method of the research was Classroom Action Research (CAR). The actions were implemented in a cycle with five meetings. In conducting the research, the researcher worked collaboratively with the English teacher. The participants of the research were 30 students of class VII.2 of MTsN 2 Pekanbaru. The instruments used for collecting the data were test, observation checklist, field note, and interview. The findings described that the use of interactive movie was able to improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. After learning by using the interactive movie, the students were able to identify the noun, verb, adjective and adverb related to the topic of descriptive text. It was proved by the quantitative data gotten from the students’ average score of the test. It was 81.06. This score improved significantly from the students’ previous average daily score which was 72. There were several factors influenced the improvement: First, the interactive media was motivated. It can be seen from the teaching and learning process, the students were really enthusiastic in joining all the activities. Second, teaching and learning activity was fun. So, the students enjoy and being active while learning.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 20-32; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4468
This study aims to find out how students' speaking skills are developed through the Communicative Language Teaching approach. The significance of this research is to provide information for readers, especially for Pamona people as native speakers of the language, about the tenses in the Pamona language. Researchers used the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) theory by Richard and Rodgers to develop students' speaking skills. The results of this study indicate that the objectives of this study have been achieved. The ability to speak English students successfully developed through the application of communicative language teaching approaches, through learning that triggers students to speak actively in the classroom through conversations as an exercise. In the first cycle all students attend the test. The results of the test in the first cycle were 12 students failed (33.3%) and 24 students (66.7%) passed. Achievement of the average grade of the class is also still low with a score of 65.8 grades C. Researchers then reflect on the learning process in this first cycle to be applied in the second cycle. In the second cycle, all students attend the test. The results of this test were 33 students (91.6%) successfully passed the test and 3 students (8.4%) failed. From the explanation of the results of the second cycle above, it appears that in this cycle the completeness criteria for class has been reached, in which 80% of the total number of students must achieve grades A, B or C or a value of more than 65. Students succeed in developing their English speaking skills because supported by teaching approaches that trigger students to speak and practice the functions of the language being learned.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 10-20; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5141
This research aimed to describe the students’ difficulties in writing Hortatory Exposition Text and describe the students’ scores in writing Hortatory Exposition Text. The research was descriptive qualitative research. It was conducted at the first semester of Public Administration Study Program of the faculty of Social and Political Science Universitas B. The population of this research was 40 students of the first semester of Public Administration Study Program of the Faculty of Social and Political Science Universitas B. Simple random sampling was applied to select the sample. The researcher took 3 participants consisting of one low, one medium, and one high student based on English language proficiency level. In collecting the data, the researcher used test, observation, and interview. In analyzing the data, the researcher used a flow model. The result of the research showed that the low-level student (PE) got the lowest score, and the high-level student (JN) got the highest score. In addition, the aspects of writing the students had the most difficulties in were organization, unity, coherence, sentences, and paragraphs.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 21-30; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5238
The teaching of English in Elementary Schools in Indonesia have been conducted for decades, but based on literature review and preliminary study, most of the teachers teaching English in Public Elementary Schools, both in the regular local content subject or English extracurricular activities have inadequate English and English teaching skills. In-service training was proposed due to the teachers’ time availability. The training activities will be conducted after school hours and taken place in their schools. The development of the training employs a research and development research method comprising the preliminary study, class observations, interview, the development of materials, instructional media and evaluation that will be validated by the experts. After the expert validation stage, the products which have been revised based on the experts’ suggestions are then applied in the field validation. The last stage is the revision of the products based on field validation. This product is projected to be an example of a teacher professional development program for teachers teaching English in Elementary School.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 52-65; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5299
The integration between English language learning and character values is paramount to improve student achievements include cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. Yet, the implementation of this integration has insufficient results. Therefore, this research aimed to develop English learning materials integrated with character values. The research design was research and development (RnD) developed by Borg and Gall and modified by Sugiyono with 4-D (define, design, develop, and disseminate) model. The research was conducted at grade VII of State Junior High School 4 Pekanbaru. The techniques of collecting data were questionnaire, interviews, and observation. The module was validated by experts and practitioners. The data were analyzed both quantitative and qualitative by concerning 3 aspects: content (english learning materials and character values), media design, and practicality. Based on research findings, the module was practical (79%) and very valid in terms of media design (86%) and content (95%). Hence, this module can be used as an assisting tool for students not only to understand and practice the language, but also develop their attitude in communication.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 31-40; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5289
The main objective of this study is to identify students' perceptions of the implementation of socrative learning grammar. The second-year students of the English Department of FKIP UIR in the academic year 2018/2019 were the objects of this research. Questionnaires and interviews as a tool to collect data for this study. The questionnaire was adapted from the TAM theory (David, Bagozzi & Warshaw, 1989) which included 20 closed questions relating to the perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use of using socrative in learning grammar. The data in this study was analyzed using quantitative and qualitative analysis. While data from the interview were transcribed. The results of this study indicated that students have positive perceptions about the use of socrative. The results of this study also proved that students have a positive view of the use of socrative in learning grammar. This means that they accept the use of socrative in the learning process
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 5, pp 86-96; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2018.vol5(2).1850
This study aims to do further investigation on Chinese universities students’ attitudes towards native and non-native English speaking-teachers. It mainly studies two major researches on the topic with at least 368 participants from China (mainly) and Hungary. The study critically reviews the two studies and finds out that the fact about NESTs is unsatisfactory. It requires much improvement because of inexperienced NESTs, lack of responsibility, cultural unfamiliarity, and inability to provide opportunity for students to practice. However, it is inevitable that NESTs are considered better at English proficiency and that they are student-friendly teachers. In another study, students changed their preference over NESTs vs NNESTs because they believe that NESTs help maintaining their motivation to communicate in English. However, they might prefer NNESTs for cultural and linguistic (e.g. grammar explanation) competences. Thus, this study offers recommendations for improvement in the context. The recommendations include course on English proficiency, cultural competence, teaching skill, certification, and communication-focused concept of English materials.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 4, pp 62-73; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2017.vol4(1).508
The aims of the research were to find out the influences among the variables; (1) to find out the influence of grammar mastery on the students’ reading comprehension, (2) to find out the influence of vocabulary mastery on the students’ reading comprehension, and (3)to find out the influence of grammar (X1) and vocabulary mastery on the students’ reading comprehension. The design of this research was a corelational research. The population was 150 the second level students of Language Development Center of UIN SUSKA Riau and 90 students were taken clusterly as samples. In collecting data, multiple choice tests were used as intruments. In the result of analysing data,Pearson Product Moment Correlation (SPSS 20) was used. The first finding of the research indicated that there was a positive influence between X1 and Y variables which was proved by two ways in interpreting the result of correlation where the value rxy=0.811 was between 0.800 – 1.00 meant very high influence and by comparing the value of rxy =0.811 with ttable was 0.2050.267 that meant the rxy was a higher influence than ttable. The second finding, there was a positive influence between X2 and Y variables which was showed by two ways in interpreting the result of correlation where the value rxy=0.735 was between 0.600 – 0.800, that meant high influence and by comparing the value of rxy with ttable was 0.2050.267 that meant rxy was higher than ttable. The last finding, there was a positive influence between X1, X2 and Y variables altogether which was proved by two ways in interpreting the result of correlation where the value was between 0.800 – 1.00, that meant very high influence and by comparing the value of with ttable was “0.2050.267” that meant was higher than ttable.