Premise: Journal of English Education

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ISSN / EISSN : 2089-3345 / 2442-482X
Published by: Universitas Muhammadiyah Metro (10.24127)
Total articles ≅ 143
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Margaretha Dharmayanti Harmanto
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 10, pp 88-100;

This study investigates the influence of MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) on enhancing students' literacy skills in the international program of accounting. The mobile-phone platforms worked as media of interaction with the students in the learning-teaching and outside the classroom. The mobile phone is used as a medium for practising both reading and writing. This research was a quantitative study using an experimental design. The population of the study was the students of the International Program of Accounting department. The result showed that Sig. (2-tailed) .197 > 0.05 which means there was no significant effect in the use of MALL to enhance the students' literacy skills in general. Instead, the use of MALL has a significant effect in improving the spelling which was Sig. (2-tailed) 0.043 < 0.05, and grammar for the plural and singular parts for Sig. (2-tailed) 0.025<0.05.
Yasmika Baihaqi, Bambang Eko Siagiyanto, Rahmad Adhi Pamungkas
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 10, pp 78-87;

The people usually ignore pronunciation when speaking, telling something, discussing, singing, etc. The focus of this research is to explore the learning style of an EFL learner named Kharis Fikril Muhorobin in practicing pronunciation. The design of this research is a case study in the form of qualitative research design. The objective of this research is finding the learning style of an EFL learner. This research was conducted on campus and in the informant's boarding house. The data were collected by using triangulation involving observation, interview, and documentation. The analysis of the data was conducted using descriptive analysis. The result shows that the informant focused on British pronunciation. Based on the result of data analysis, it is found that there are three strategies applied by an informant in practicing British pronunciation. Those strategies are listening and practicing English songs, watching, and listening to English movies, and reading out loud English books
Rahmadi Nirwanto
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 10, pp 54-64;

This study aims at investigating the types of cohesive devices (CDs) and the errors in using cohesive devices (CDs) in opinion essays made by the Indonesian students of EFL.The subjects were twenty-six (26) undergraduate program students of EFL enrolled in an Argumentative writing class. To get the data, they were asked to write an opinion essay which consists of five paragraphs (including introductory and concluding paragraph). After the data were collected, each of the students’ paper was read to identify the use of cohesive devices based on the theory of cohesion proposed by Halliday and Hasan (1976). Then, the number, the frequency and the percentage of cohesive devices were counted. The results of the study revealed that reference had the highest percentage (52.04%), followed by lexical cohesion (32.95%) and conjunction (15.02%). Meanwhile, substitution and ellipsis were absent. Although there were three types of cohesive to be used, the errors still happened in small number such as in conjunction; but, so, or and and.
Diyas Herdian Putra, Ikhsanudin Ikhsanudin, Eusabinus Bunau
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 10, pp 36-53;

This research, entitled “Correlation Between Vocabulary Mastery and Fluency in Speaking” was carried out to the fifth semester students of English Education Study Program. The population of this research is fifth semester students of English Education Study Program of Teacher Training and Education Faculty at Tanjungpura University with the sample size of 30. The result of data analysis revealed the correlational between both variable from the samples is showing the correlational coefficient (r) value of 0.19. This value showed vocabulary mastery has low correlation with fluency in speaking. The contribution of vocabulary mastery to fluency in speaking is 3.6% which is almost non-existent. The hypothesis was tested by comparing the r value with r table, with the degree of freedom (df = n-2) of 28 and 1% level of significance. The r value (0.19) is lower than r table (0.463). It means, the alternative hypothesis (Ha) is rejected and null hypothesis (Ho) is accepted. With this research done, students should improve their speaking ability and remember more vocabularies to become a more and better speaker. The writer hopes this research may be beneficial to the readers and might resulting in newer research with different aspect and better concepts.
Novriyanto Napu, Usman Pakaya
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 10, pp 65-77;

The purpose of this study is to examine the English translations of brochures published by the Tourist Board of Gorontalo Province Government in Indonesia. This quantitative study looked at tourism brochures, both in Indonesian and English, as the source of data. The data were analyzed by considering the frequency and percentage to assess the problems of the English translation used as promotional material. The results reveal that the most frequent problems were syntactic problems (61.54%), followed by semantic problems (26.37%) and miscellaneous problems (12.09%) respectively. This study is expected to contribute to the form of feedback and implications regarding the level of problems and effectiveness of the promotional material in English for future improvement. The results of this study can also be used to develop a model for the use of effective and persuasive English to improve the quality of tourism promotion material by the aforementioned party so that there will be an increased number of interest in foreign tourists visiting Gorontalo in the future. The implication in language learning especially in translator training is also considered.
Francisca Titing Koerniawaty, Muhamad Nova
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 10, pp 1-19;

This study aimed at developing English for Hospitality Business learning model which is adequate to Industry 4.0. This research applied the Research and Development research design. This study employed several research instruments, including a questionnaire, interview guide, observation field note, and expert judgment evaluation form. This study also invited a total number of six English lecturers and two experts on hospitality and management studies to participate in the study. As a result, a set of learning tools has been developed, including syllabus, lesson plan, and learning material. The syllabus made contains 14 learning outcomes distributed into sixteen learning topics in line with the hospitality management scope. The lesson plan developed has been arranged and organized with the combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. The teaching and learning programs are designed for online and offline activities. The learning materials are arranged into a module covering learning materials, quiz, assignments, and discussion. The result of expert evaluation is 4.6 which can be classified as high-quality product. This learning model can be implemented for tourism vocational college, especially for hospitality management study program which needs the English subject as professional support to their career.
Vicente Mari Mangilaya Ii
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 9, pp 198-212;

The influential work of H.P. Grice (1975) on Cooperative Principle has been extensively applied in both authentic and fictional contexts. Scholars in the field of pragmatics argued that non-observance of maxims lead into the creation of humor (Khosravizadeh and Sadehvandi, 2011; Jorfi and Dowlatabadi, 2015; Zeb, 2019; Kuang and Zhao, 2017) and character development (Pertiwi , 2013; Saradifa, 2020; Sembiring and Ghozalo, 2017). Built on this argument, the present study was conducted to confirm such claim by focusing on the instances of violating and flouting of maxims and the purpose it served in an intertwined context of reality and fiction in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Findings revealed that characters deliberately violated and flouted the maxims in order to avoid conflict and to also highlight information, which are deemed indispensable in building the narrative. This study also found instances of violation and flouting of maxims as a product of suppression of women characters that mirror gender inequalities in many parts of the globe.   Â
Imro Atus Soliha, Ari Susandi, Benny Prasetiya
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 9, pp 213-230;

This article discusses Code switching of English and Arabic happens in the Islamic boarding school: Pondok Pesantren Terpadu Miftahul Ulum Al-Yasini Pasuruan East Java. The researchers fascinated in analyzing a code-switching which usually happened at that place. The aim of this study is to find (1) the reasons in using code-switching in PPT Miftahul Ulum Al-Yasini Pasuruan, and (2) the types of code-switching used in that place by all members of the room. This is a descriptive qualitative research. In this case, interview and observation is used to get the data. This research was conducted for two weeks in the end of January 2020. The participants were 15 students from 3 rooms from Germany area which consisted for about 70 students. The results showed that the students used code-switching because of six reasons, such as: talking about specific topic, quoting somebody else, quoting someone else, interjection, recurrence for clarification, clarification the speech content for the interlocutor, to strengthen or soften some requests and command, and because of lexical need. The implication is that code-switching is inevitable due to various situation. It occurs in the context of EFL particularly when two foreign languages are simultaneously learned.  Keywords: bilingualism, code switching, Pesantren, sociolinguistics.
Muhamad Nova
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 9, pp 111-128;

The urgency of technology integration has arisen due to the current pandemic break. With a sudden shift from conventional learning to virtual learning, less proper preparation on utilizing the technology integration may occur. The present study aimed at unraveling the perception and obstacles faced during the implementation of videoconferencing as a speaking assessment medium. By applying qualitative research with a snapshot case study design in a vocational education institution, this study gained the data through questionnaires, focus group discussion, and an interview. As a result, the majority of the students perceived negatively toward the implementation of videoconferencing as a speaking assessment medium. These negative reactions occurred due to the nervousness and anxiety along the online speaking assessment process. Moreover, the obstacles faced, such as bad internet connection, technical problems, and surrounding disturbance, also contributed an impact on students’ language production and the sound heard by the students during the online speaking assessment. From the results of the present study, the application of videoconferencing as a medium in assessing students’ speaking ability needs to be reappraised to preview its function whether it can be used as an alternative way or it contributes a drawback effect during the assessment process.
, Dwi Iswahyuni, Sri Rejeki, Sutanto Sutanto
Premise: Journal of English Education, Volume 9, pp 231-250;

This study presents an assessment tool in which it aims to investigate the positive features and limitations of Google forms as an EFL assessment tool. The research method used in this study is a descriptive qualitative study in which the instruments employed are class activity log and observation checklist. Moreover, the participants are 240 non-English major students. The results of the study showed that there are 5 positive features and 2 limitations of Google Forms as an EFL assessment tools.  It can be concluded that the positive features of Google forms as an EFL assessment tool are in terms of efficiency in time and energy, conformity to the students’ characteristics, less cost, detail result, and helpful features. In other words, the significant implication is that the use of Google Forms as an assessment tool can alleviate the lecturer’s workload. Furthermore, the limitations deal with scoring and tools issues.
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