J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic

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ISSN / EISSN : 2356-2404 / 2541-1446
Current Publisher: UIR Press (10.25299)
Total articles ≅ 82

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Rizal Arisman
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 41-51; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5339

Learning strategies are applied by students to improve their studies. Suitable language learning strategies result in proficiency which is improved and greater self-confidence. Most researches observe the language learning strategies without dividing which affect more between direct and indirect strategy toward learning proficiency. Therefore, this research was conducted to find out whether the direct language learning strategies had a positive relationship and significant effect toward English learning proficiency on senior high school students. An ex-post-facto method with a correlational design was applied in this research. The population was 410 students at the eleventh grade of SMA Negeri 1 Baubau and selected 75 students as the sample using a simple random sampling technique. The instruments used were the SILL (Strategy Inventory for Language Learning) and the English proficiency test. The results of descriptive statistics indicate the compensation strategies were the most dominant learning strategy used by the eleventh-grade students with the mean score was 2.66. From the result of hypothesis testing, it was obtained the positive relationships and significant effect of those three kinds of strategies toward English proficiency on the eleventh-grade students. Besides, the memory strategies have the highest correction with the score of correlation is 0.756.
Amanda Pradhani Yanwar
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.
Al Ikhwan Fadqur Rohqim
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.
Rizki Fiprinita, Roswati Roswati, Idham Syahputra, Nurdiana Nurdiana
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.
Johari Afrizal, Arimuliani Ahmad, Aini Safitri
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
Rona Elfiza, Ratna
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 66-75; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5390

Writing an analytical exposition text is one of the skills that should be mastered by students in Senior High School. Teaching medium has an important role to facilitate the students in writing analytical exposition text. SMARICALITION (Smart Analytical Exposition) Poster is one of the media can be used in teaching writing analytical exposition text. This article retrieved from the research on the effect of using SMARICALITION Poster on students’ writing skill of SMAN 2 Tanjungpinang. This research was conducted as quasi-experimental research. The purpose of the study is to test whether SMARICALITION Poster gives a significant effect on students’writing skill or not. The population of this research was the 11th-grade students of SMAN 2 Tanjungpinang. There were five classes of social major and seven classes of science major. The sample of this study was XI Science 3 and XI science 4. XI Science 3 was the experimental group, whereas XI Science 4 was the control group. There were 38 students investigated in each class. The sample was taken by using multistage cluster sampling. This study used a written test as its instrument. The result of this research was students’ writing skill who were taught by using SMARICALITION Poster was better than students’ speaking skill who weren’t taught by SMARICALITION Poster. It can be concluded that SMARICALITION Poster gave significant effect on students’ writing skill at SMAN 2 Tanjungpinang.
Arini Nurul, Nita Sari Narulita Dewi, Enjang Nurhaedin, Dewi Rosmala
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 1-9; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(2).5241

In the process of teaching listening, anxiety is believed as a negative factor contributing to the students’ poor listening comprehension and quite possibly the affective factor that the most persistently hinders the learning process. Thus, investigating its existence and delving its factors become salient in order to help the students overcome their listening learning barriers. This present study attempts to depict the condition of the students’ listening anxiety in an Academic Listening (AL) class in an Indonesian tertiary context. 20-items of Foreign Language Listening Anxiety’s (hereafter, FLLA) questionnaire were administered to 97 students taking that course. Having finished analyzing the levels of students’ listening anxiety, in-depth interviews were conducted to four students who were considered having high listening anxiety to disclose the underlying factors. The research result revealed three pivotal issues; a) 54.6% of the students had a relatively high level of listening anxiety, 18.5% had moderate listening anxiety, and 26.8% had a low level of listening anxiety; b), 75% of the chosen measured items showed an extreme level of the students’ listening anxiety, and c) the major factor contributing the listening anxiety was inadequate listening proficiency involving the inability to deal with the rapid speech rate and range of lexical choices.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 12-19; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4416

This study was aimed at finding out the leadership style used by the manager and how it corresponds to the instructors’ teaching performance. The samples were a manager and eight instructors of one of English courses selected by using purposeful sampling and maximal variation sampling as the strategy. To collect the data, questionnaires were used and an interview was conducted. The collected data were analyzed by using percentage analysis and descriptive analysis. The results of leadership style questionnaire show that the manager 76.7% believes that she applies both autocratic and democratic leadership style while the instructors 66.7% believe that their manager is a democratic. From the interview and open-ended questionnaire for instructors’ teaching performance, it can be explained that under the leadership of the manager, they have a good teaching performance.
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic, Volume 7, pp 66-76; doi:10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4599

Autonomous learning activity is an approach and process in which individual take responsibility for their learning. The method of this research is quantitative, sample took in Senior High School 1 Ma. Jambi. This study is aimed to investigate the students’ perception of their autonomous learning activities. The results of this study show that, in general, students’ learning autonomy is still in the medium level, but in details, in some particular aspects, it is at the low level. Significances arising from this study are: knowing students’ perception of their learning autonomy is able to assist EFL teachers, material and curriculum developers, and administrators to construct supporting programs and materials to foster students’ learning autonomy. Besides, by conducting such research, it can significantly contribute the ideas of how learning autonomy in EFL context is encouraged. English as a foreign language in Indonesia and its magnitude in this globalization era urgently needs to have more exposure in term of opportunities in autonomous activities, so that students’ awareness of their learning responsibility is achieved.
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.
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