ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context

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ISSN / EISSN : 2579-8170 / 2549-5089
Published by: IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon (10.24235)
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Kristian Florensio Wijaya
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 50-68; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.7957

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L2 academic writing processes require both cognitive and affective aspects from EFL University students to be more proficient and independent writers. Hence, metacognitive awareness plays a pivotal role to bridge the huge gap between cognitive and affective elements hindering graduate students to accomplish the given academic writing tasks. Further, this present study attempted to investigate graduate students’ perceptions of their metacognitive awareness in academic writing. To fulfill this study objective, this study was conducted qualitatively by utilizing the qualitative content analysis to provide more obvious portrayals out of the specific events experienced by the participants. Two research instruments were also harnessed in this study namely the Likert-scale Questionnaire and open-ended interview questions. The participants enrolling in this study were 15 English Education Master students of Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta having experienced academic writing learning journeys for one and a half years. The obtained findings delineated the importance of cultivating a higher degree of metacognitive awareness during academic writing learning enterprises to make EFL University students more competent, self-regulated, and qualified L2 academic writers. Although this study only contributed a small puzzle piece to complete the prior investigations on the importance of metacognitive awareness in academic writing learning rides, EFL practitioners and educators should foster learners’ metacognitive awareness at the onset of academic writing programs to enrich the development of their cognitive and affective state into the utmost level. Keywords: metacognitive awareness, academic writing, graduate students
Tri Ilma Septiana
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 139-154; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.8576

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In the present study, TOEFL as a standardize test is used UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin as one of requisites to complete study. This study aims to analyze the most difficult reading skills for students of English Education Department (further glossed by EED) and their problems on the reading section of TOEFL. It employed a case study, in which 22 EED students were involved in the TOEFL test which carried out by Language Development Center, UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten. There were three instruments used: archival record of TOEFL test, questionnaire and interviews. The findings of this study found that finding main idea was the most difficult reading skills, Meanwhile, some problems of EED students on the reading section of TOEFL test were limited vocabulary mastery, lack of grammatical knowledge and reading skills, unfamiliar with the topic, as well as low concentration, physical endurance, and limited time.
Ninik Tri Astutik, Willy Prasetya
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 34-49; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.8460

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International teaching practicum (ITP) has gained more popularity since it is considered as a way of improving teachers’ quality not only in terms of the pedagogical competence but also the intercultural one. Despite the growing body of research on emotions of pre-service English teachers as well as on ITP experiences, little attention has been given to the role of emotions particularly in pre-service teachers’ ITP experiences. Therefore, drawing on the notion of structures of feeling by Williams (1977), the present study attempted to explore an Indonesian pre-service English teacher’ emotions during her participation in an ITP program in Thailand. The narrative of the pre-service teacher was collected through semi-structured interviews, follow-up conversations and online correspondences. Thematic analysis was then conducted to analyze the narratives. The result of this study shed light on how interaction with students and co-workers as well as with sociocultural differences affected the participant’s emotions and how emotions shaped her thoughts, beliefs, and actions as teachers. The implication of this study is also discussed.
Hendi Hidayat, Tohidin Tohidin, Sumadi Sumadi
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 84-100; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.8524

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This study was intended to develop autoplay-based Reading learning media that meet the valid, practical, and effective criteria. The method used in this research is research and development method with ADDIE development design (Analyze, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation). Data collection techniques in this study used questionnaires and tests. Based on the results of the research that has been described, it can be concluded that the autoplay-based reading learning media developed has met the valid criteria, because the average expert validation results are 90.67 (valid) including good criteria. In addition, autoplay-based reading learning media also meets practical criteria, because student responses to the use of autoplay-based reading learning media are 85%. The score is included in the good category, namely the practical autoplay-based reading learning media used in the learning process. Autoplay-based reading learning media also meets the effective criteria, because the average value of student learning outcomes is 87. This value exceeds the KKN set by the school, which is 75.
Sri Hastuti
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 127-138; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.7469

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In 2013 Curriculum, English is not explicitly mentioned as one of the subjects at the Elementary School level. Thus, the schools are not required to teach English to their students. However, some elementary schools still include English as one of the subjects and classroom teachers as an English teacher. Therefore, this research was aimed to figure out elementary school teachers’ perceptions on English teaching and school policy background in teaching English. This research used the descriptive method with questionnaires and interviews as the research instruments. The respondents of this research were 100 elementary schools and 11 principals. The result of the study revealed that most of the teachers assume that English is needed by elementary school students. The elementary school period is considered the best time to learn English, and they believe that English specialist teachers will be able to teach English better than the classroom teachers do. The data of interviews with 11 principals showed that 4 of 11 elementary schools still conducted English teaching and 7 schools did not implement English teaching because English is excluded from the 2013 Curriculum. All of the principals stated that the main problem of the implementation of English teaching at Elementary school was the availability of English specialist teachers.
Rizky Eka Prasetya
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 101-116; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.8075

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Pedagogical language has shifted dramatically and significantly in these recent pandemic eras. Lecturers could be implemented and adjusted the face-to-face teaching style in the electronic environment. The study's purposes are to explore and investigate the availability of cognitive strategy teaching English in google classroom circumstances. The mixed-method design concentrate on the exploratory sequential approach. As a quantitative approach and respondent as a qualitative approach, thirty-seven participants were involved in this study. The study found the adaptability and acceptance of google classroom-feature of collaborative strategic reading, peer-assisted learning strategies, transactional strategies instruction, and concept-oriented reading instruction. The electronic environment of Google Classroom is in one suitable system to establish language pedagogically. English Lecturers would have the opportunity to apply and adjust the cognitive strategy for teaching procedurePedagogical language has shifted dramatically and significantly in these recent pandemic eras. Lecturers could be implemented and adjusted the face-to-face teaching style in the electronic environment. The study's purposes are to explore and investigate the availability of cognitive strategy teaching English in google classroom circumstances. The mixed-method design concentrate on the exploratory sequential approach. As a quantitative approach and respondent as a qualitative approach, thirty-seven participants were involved in this study. The study found the adaptability and acceptance of google classroom-feature of collaborative strategic reading, peer-assisted learning strategies, transactional strategies instruction, and concept-oriented reading instruction. The electronic environment of Google Classroom is in one suitable system to establish language pedagogically. English Lecturers would have the opportunity to apply and adjust the cognitive strategy for teaching procedure
Aan Roihatul Jannah, Farouk Imam Arrasyid, Ahmad Rifai
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 117-126; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.8178

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The learners’ skills of communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking, information literacy, media literacy, technology literacy, leadership, initiative, productivity, social skill and flexibility are the important requirements in this 21st century. Those skills can be developed through learning a foreign language. A successful language learner covers several characteristics, which quite similar with the characteristics of a bilingual or multilingual. A lot of research had explored the characteristics of a successful language learner, without specifying the skills involved. The aim of this research is to analyze the profile of successful English learners on their critical thinking aspect. The method of this research is qualitative and the data is collected through interview for both teacher and learners. The result shows that the successful learners are commonly reached the standard of a good critical thinking based on the the theory adapted.
Lilia Indriani, Widya Ratna Kusumaningrum, Rolisda Yosintha
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 1-12; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.7480

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This study reports a case study research in Writing Blended Learning Environment for higher education that enriched digital environment study especially in the pandemic of Covid-19. It examines the students’ writing apprehension and their performance as perceived by a selected group of EFL students who enroll in Professional Writing class. Questionnaires were administered to three writing lecturers and fifty students of the English Department, Universitas Tidar. The obtained data were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics, while those obtained from the interview were analyzed qualitatively using Miles, Huberman, and Saldana’s model (2014). The findings show that there are many challenges faced by both the teachers and the students when they implemented this writing blended learning environment. Though, some challenges give not only the pitfalls but also positive contribution to the students’ learning progress in their writing. The study found that students need specific and intensive instruction, practice, and feedback for improving their writing skills. It is also found that learning writing through writing blended learning environment is somehow interesting and also challenging in some covered topics and activities, while lecturers still have their instructional and pedagogical roles in a blended learning environment.
Irvan Ruslan Bennu
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 69-83; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.7933

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Language and cultural identity are things that can summarized in terms of language identity. The construct of second language identity has strong relation with study abroad. Second language identity tend to appears in continuous classical conditioning through study abroad. However, no further investigation about this issue has been researched in Indonesian international student context. This study purposed to explore how is the second language identity constructed through the interactions during study abroad. Through narrative interviews, this study will explore more about how second language identity of two international students constructed in their study abroad countries. The result of this study is second language identity construction is more powerful based on self-desire of participants and who the interlocutors are. Further, by knowing how the second language identity is constructed when international students are in native and non-native English-speaking countries, this study will give an empirical contribution about how English language learning patterns depend on the environment. Thus, the English teacher or language expert later could adapt English learning patterns through the construction of other people's language identity.
Sumit Choemue, Retno Muljani
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context, Volume 6, pp 13-33; https://doi.org/10.24235/eltecho.v6i1.7317

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English has long acted as a powerful language in the world since it is spoken by various people from diverse cultural backgrounds and places around the globe. As a number of non-native speakers (NNSs) are rapidly growing, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) has become more widespread among English users. This study aimed to investigate Thai university students’ attitudes towards ELF. Particularly, attitudes towards learning English, varieties of English, and ELF used as a medium of instruction in the classroom were examined. Employed a mixed-methods research design, the questionnaire and semi-structured interview were used to collect the data. 23 undergraduate students studying at Xavier Learning Community (XLC), Chiang Rai, Thailand, participated in this study. The findings revealed that effective communication with other English speakers was the paramount goal of learning English. Moreover, the students have begun to express positive attitudes towards different varieties of English used in the classroom as they showed their interest in non-native cultures. This study suggested that supportive learning environments where the students could expose to various varieties of English both inside and outside the classroom would raise their awareness of ELF. Also, ELF teachers should adjust their teaching strategies to meet students’ needs in the future.
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