Journal of Languages and Language Teaching

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ISSN / EISSN : 2338-0810 / 2621-1378
Current Publisher: Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Mataram (10.33394)
Total articles ≅ 100
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Herdiana Herdiana, Didin Nuruddin Hidayat, Alek Alek, Nida Husna
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 458-464; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2827

This study seeks to figure out how certain new and given information as information structure of syntactic forms are revealed in Barack Obama’s remarks in Jakarta. The study is focused on the beginning parts of Obama’s remarks, as in that he recalled his childhood memories of staying in Jakarta, Indonesia, for four years. In order to investigate the information structures, we collected the data from digital documents (scripts and videos) of the remark; then, we analyzed the syntactic forms of article “a” (indefinite) and “the” (definite) and also the rheme and theme of the script and the video of the remarks using close textual analysis. The results indicate that the uses of these articles construct certain messages whose tones are either distancing, getting close, or neutralizing the speaker against the audience. Furthermore, the information contained in Obama’s speech reflected the context-awareness of the speaker and also the audience. The speech could also open up further study on (political) critical discourse analysis, as it was delivered in the political contexts between Indonesia and the USA.
Difa Viola, Elih Sutisna Yanto, Mobit Mobit
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 391-401; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2802

The objective of this research was to investigate vocational students’ perception on learning technical vocabularies through Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy. This research provides two research questions, 1) In what ways Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy facilitate students in learning technical vocabulary? 2) What are the constraints of the students in the learning of technical vocabulary using Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy? This research was using qualitative methodology and virtual classroom action research as a research design due to the pandemic of Covid-19. The participants of this research are grade 10th students of audio-video engineering from one of vocational high school in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia. A chosen audio-video engineering journal was distributed in order for the students to explored and selected new important words and added the information they got from it to vocabulary self-collection strategy (VSS) chart. And also semi-structured interviews have completed to know their perception on vocabulary self-collection strategy during learning technical vocabulary using VSS (selecting and nominating new words). The result of this study showed that vocabulary self-collection strategy had positive impacts to students’ vocabulary size, their ability to comprehend text and the constraints that the students had during the VSS process.
Herman Herman, Danul Aristiawan, Ria Hendriani
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 442-449; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2835

Sylvia Plath's poem "Daddy" remains one of the most controversial modern poems ever written. The aim of this research was to find the expresses of the aouthor feeling in the poem. The method used in this research was qualitative method with narrative approach. It showed the contradictory feelings between love as well as great hatred and disappoints feelings to her beloved daddy who does not gave any affection to her as a biological daughter. The author begins with her present understanding of her father and the kind of man that he was. As Daddy progresses, the readers begins to realize that the author has not always hated her father. She has not always seen him as a brute, although she makes it clear that he always has been oppressive. The author did not know anything apart from her father’s mentality, and so she prays for his recovery and then mourns his death. She even wishes to join him in death. The love came from Plath seeing her father as God when she was a child and from an obsessive need on the Plath’s part to love and to be loved. Meanwhile, the hate came from an intense, deep-rooted fear she felt towards her father, who completely dominated her life, viewing her unresolved feelings for her father as the root of all her pain and suffering. Plath uses various images to describe how she viewed her father. The images she uses change throughout the poem, causing the attitudes she communicates about her father to be inconsistent.
Ahmad Hanan, Muhammad Muhlisin, Taufik Suadiyatno
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 402-411; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2778

The significance of reading comprehension for learners’ English mastery makes English teachers need to help learners to activate their background knowledge related to texts being read and promote the use of reading techniques. In this study, researchers applied the genre-based directed reading thinking activities (G-BDRTA). Genres here are oriented to provide learners with various text types for reading activities. Consequently, this study was aimed at actuating learners’ reading comprehension through genre-based directed reading thinking activities (G-BDRTA) viewed from critical thinking skills. This study was classified as an experimental study using non-equivalent control group design. This study was conducted at SMAN 1 Lingsar. There were 62 learners involved in this study. The learners were divided into two groups and each group embraces 31 learners. One group becomes an experimental group which is subjected to the G-BDRTA strategy and the other group is subjected to the control group treated using student-team-learning (STL) strategy. To find out the data, researchers used a reading test and critical thinking test as research instruments. Then, the data were analyzed using Two-Way-ANOVA. Based on the data analysis, there is a significant effect of G-BDRTA strategy on students’ reading comprehension viewed from critical thinking skills.
Syafryadin Syafryadin, Haryani Haryani
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 381-390; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2465

This study investigated the types of code mixing used in one of teenage magazines in Indonesia, namely Aneka Yess! magazine. The research question was “what types of code mixing used in Aneka Yess! magazine”. The objective of this study was to find out the types of code mixing used in Aneka Yess! magazine, especially in “Palls Issue” rubric. The design of this study was descriptive qualitative. The techniques of data collection were: 1) collected the magazine during a month which consisted of two editions, namely 14 – 27 March dition, and 28 March – 10 April edition, 2) decided the rubric as an object of the study, 3) read the rubric, 4) underlined English code mixings, 5) identified the forms of code mixing. The result of this study showed that there were five forms of code mixings that used in the magazine, namely code mixing of word insertion that consist of 64 data, phrase insertion consist of 29 data, clause insertion consist of 10 data, reduplication insertion consist of 1 data, and idiom insertion consist of 4 data. The code mixings in word insertion was most frequently used in the magazine rather than the other types of code mixings, while the most rarely used was code mixing in reduplication insertion. It can be concluded that the using of code mixing was influenced by the capability or the knowledge of the speaker or interlocutor in using English language.
Dedi Sumarsono, Muliani Muliani, Abdul Kadir Bagis
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 412-421; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2848

This paper is aimed at finding out whether or not: (1) the students who were taught with Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) have better speaking performance than those who do not; (2) the students having high self-efficacy have better speaking skill than those having low self-efficacy; and (3) there is an interaction between teaching methods and self-efficacy on students' speaking performance. The research was conducted at SMAN 8 Mataram. Each class was divided into two groups (the students having high (32 students) and low self-efficacy (30 students). The techniques used to collect the data were speaking test and self-efficacy questionnaire. The data was analyzed by using multifactor analysis of variance 2x2 through SPSS 21 software. The finding shows that Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) improved the students' speaking performance as this method focused on giving the students task to be discussed during the teaching and learning process. Their self-efficacy also influenced students' speaking performance. The higher the students' self-efficacy, the better speaking skill could be performed. However, the study's finding didn't suggest that TBLT is more effective in enhancing students' speaking performance for the students having high or low self-efficacy as there is no interaction between the teaching method and self-efficacy on the students' speaking performance.
Ela Nur Laili, Tatik Muflihah
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 348-359; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2929

This research aimed to find out Google Classroom effectiveness, which was used to enhance students’ writing recount text for Senior High School and recognize students' writing performance. This research used a pre-experimental research design. The subject of this study is the tenth grade of senior high school at Western Surabaya. It involved 30 students as a sample of this study. In the process of data collection, the researcher used a pre-test, post-test, and questionnaire. The researcher analyzed the data using Wilcoxon Ranks Test to test the hypothesis. This study found the value of significance (2-tailed) was lower than the significance level (0.022 < 0.05), then the Ha was accepted. It means there was a significant value on students’ achievement of the writing performance of recount text by using Google Classroom. In addition, the result of the questionnaire indicates that the students’ responses are neutral; it means that the students do not feel difficult in the use of Google Classroom. However, it can be concluded that Google Classroom significantly affects students’ writing performance and helps them finish and collect the assignment without any bound by time and space. Further, based on the data obtained, which analyzed through Brown's theory, the students' writing performance is imitative and intensive. It means they are still positioning in the primary category.
Dayana Sinaga, Herman Herman, Tiarma Intan Marpaung
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 450-457; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2843

The aim of the research is to analyze the three types of deixis analysis using Yule’s (1996) theory and interpret the reference meaning of deixis that are found in the Lewis Capaldi’s “Breach” album song lyrics. The researchers selected this song as subject of analysis because the popularity of the song and also it consisted of such as deictic words. Therefore, the “Breach” album song lyrics can be analyzed by using pragmatic approach especially using theory of Yule (1996) about deixis analysis. This study was conducted by using descriptive qualitative method. The kind of this research is content analysis. The data which used song lyrics of Lewis Capaldi’s “Breach” album (2018). In addition, this song was classified into three types of deixis analysis based on their own criteria. The result of this research showed that the three types of deixis using Yule’s theory such as person deixis, spatial deixis and temporal deixis are used in the Lewis Capaldi’s “Breach” album. The most dominant type of deixis in this research were found is person deixis with 11 data (55%), spatial deixis with 6 data (30%), and temporal deixis with 3 data (15%). The use of person deixis indicated the participant in this song. While, the spatial deixis indicated location and place of event from the participant. Moreover, the temporal deixis indicated the timing of speech event which is used in this song.
Rudiawan Rudiawan, Jupri Jupri
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8, pp 432-441; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2815

It was found that the majority of the students felt reluctant, nervous, and shy to read, especially when they were asked to read in front of their friends. The research objective is to find out how the use of the retelling-based instruction strategy can increase the students’ reading comprehension and find out the participants’ perceptions on the Retelling as a technique used to improve their reading comprehension. This research was experimental research that deals with utilizing the independent variable (the retelling technique) toward learners’ reading comprehension. Fifty-two students were involved in this study. The XI-A class was taken as the experimental class, and XI-B was treated as the control class. The research shows that it is significantly different in teaching English by using a retelling strategy to improve the students’ reading comprehension. The sig. (2-tailed) is 0.000 is lower than the significant level (0.05). Thus, the retelling strategy can improve the students’ reading comprehension in SMAN 1 Jonggat, Praya, Central Lombok. The t-test is higher than the t-table, 8.04 < 1.67. This also certainly concludes that there is a significant difference in teaching reading by using retelling strategy and not using retelling strategy. There is a positive contribution to the teaching of English reading comprehension by using retelling strategy in the SMAN 1 Jonngat, Praya, Central Lombok. All 25 students in the experimental class were happy and enjoyed reading by using the retelling strategy.
A B M Shafiqul Islam, Mehedi Hasan
Journal of Languages and Language Teaching, Volume 8; doi:10.33394/jollt.v8i4.2846

The use of mobile technology in learning and teaching English has been on the rise all over the world over the past few decades and hence, has received considerable attention and importance from the academics in recent years. As a result, a number of experimental studies have so far been carried out about the use and effectiveness of mobile phones in the teaching/learning process. However, there have been only a small number of studies on the topic of mobile-assisted listening comprehension. This study basically aims to explore whether Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) is effective in teaching/learning listening to the students of university-level English language programs and could better enhance students’ listening ability. It also endeavors to assess why some MALL strategies/techniques are more effective than the others. For review purpose, the study exclusively used the secondary data available on the broader topic- the use and efficacy of mobile phones in teaching/learning listening skill. The results of this research indicated that the MALL is meaningfully efficacious in teaching/learning ESL/EFL listening skill and using appropriate strategies could positively contribute to bringing about better learning. Besides outlining a brief overview of MALL, the study also attempts to recommend some practical and useful stratagems that ESL/EFL educators can use while designing MALL listening tasks/activities.
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