Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim)

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EISSN : 2657-1617
Published by: Tanjungpura University (10.26418)
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Ujang Suparman
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 4, pp 102-126; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v4i1.33159

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The research is intended to analyze whether there is a correlation between students’ vocabulary mastery and cognitive learning style with their reading comprehension ability. Methodology: It was conducted in Muhammadiyah Vocational school Bandar Lampung. The sample comprises 30 students using random sampling technique. A questionnaire was used to trace students’ cognitive learning strategy, and two sets of tests were used to measure students’ vocabulary mastery and another to measure their reading ability. The instruments were tried out to determine the quality of validity, reliability, level of difficulty and discriminating power. The findings: It has been found that, first, there is a correlation between vocabulary mastery (X1) and reading comprehension (Y), where rx1.y = 0.35; second, there is a correlation between students’ cognitive learning style (X2) and their reading ability (Y). where rx2.y = 0.95, it is very strong correlation: and finally, there is a composite correlation between X1, X2, and their reading ability (Y). Multiple regression is 0.997 meaning that there is a positive and significant correlation between X1, X2, and Y. It suggests that to improve reading ability, teachers should develop students’ vocabulary mastery and cognitive learning style. Cognitive learning style and vocabulary mastery cannot be separated.
Lini Fitri, Yohanes Gatot Sutapa Yuliana, Sudarsono Sudarsono
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 4, pp 67-87; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v4i1.50225

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Technology has had a major impact, especially on education. The integration of technology into ELT to facilitate the learning and teaching process has become a more and more popular trend. This research was a case study designed to explore the integration of technology into ELT by the lecturers of STBA Pontianak. The data were gathered from 3 full-time lecturers at the STBA Pontianak using semi-structured interviews, observation, and audiovisual materials. The research found out that the lecturers of STBA Pontianak had positive perceptions towards the integration of technology into ELT due to their belief in technology-enhanced language learning, technology knowledge, and understanding; two of them have been integrating technology as transformation (modification and redefinition) tools in its pedagogical processes; and the constraints of integrating technology into ELT dealt with the limited resources, time, internet access, and the technology that did not fit with the courses. It is suggested that the lecturerswork in collaboration with each other to share ideas and teaching strategies, as wells as to integrate the technology into ELT.
Intra Wahyul Utami, Farina Tazijan, Eni Rosnija
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 4, pp 88-101; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v4i1.51770

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This research was conducted to develop supplementary materials to support writing on descriptive text in companion to the English textbook for Seventh Grade. This research is qualitative based, and the method adopted is by development research. The researcher used the ADDIE model as the model of development of this research. However, due to time limitations to accomplish all steps, this research only implemented three phases: analyzing, designing, and developing (ADD). This research used the semi-structured interview as the data collection technique and an interview guideline as the tool of data collection. The data of the analyzing step of this research were analyzed using the thematic analysis technique. The participant of this research was an English teacher of SMP Kemala Bhayangkari Kubu Raya. The product was developed using Ispring Quizmaker. During the process of Designing and Developing, the researcher evaluated the product of this research using the criteria of good materials by Bugler et al. (2017). In conclusion, the development of supplementary material for descriptive text writing (SEASON) as the product of this research has met the criteria of good materials.
Endang Susilawati
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 4, pp 32-53; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v4i1.50599

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This research had purposes: to identify (1) the challenges; (2) the opportunities taken by the freshmen; and (3) to analyze the ways they might alternately manipulate the challenges to become opportunities to develop their English communicative ability through online learning. The primary data were taken from questionnaires administered to the freshmen of EESP of FKIP UNTAN registered in academic year 2020/2021. Additional data were also taken from an FGD with the class representations. It was done for the reflection of the online learning process. The findings showed the positive values of these factors: (1) the readiness of the institution for the online learning; (2) the readiness of instructors and administrative staff with the online learning, (3) the readiness of freshmen; and (4) the characteristics of the online learning itself, contributed to the opportunities. Meanwhile, the negative values contributed to the challenges. However, the freshmen were able to manipulate the challenging factors alternately to become opportunities as such that most of them managed to survive for their first-year endurance and finally succeeded to improve their English communicative ability and to achieve satisfactory to very satisfactory level of GPA. Therefore, the online learning modality should be continually applicable in the post-pandemic situation.
Ari Rifaldi, Bilal Qureshi, Eni Rosnija
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 4, pp 54-66; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v4i1.51823

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This research aimed to validate the authenticity and usefulness of Irregular Verb Game as a teaching tool in learning past tense irregular verbs in English language class. This research involved an English teacher and students of grade eight at SMPN 3 Salatiga, Kabupaten Sambas. The research method was development which consists of three phases: analyzing, designing, and developing. For the analysis phase, the researcher used interview sheets to obtain the data that highlights teacher and students’ needs in teaching and learning. The design phase focused on designing the contents and layout of the product. The development phase generated the product, tried it out, and got teacher’s validation by using assessment rubric. The first part of the result of this research was a complete design of the product. The layout of the design had 3 main parts: intro, inside house, and outside house. The contents included a visual dictionary, pronunciation function, and simple quizzes. The second part of the result was the teacher’s validation for the product. The percentage of teachers’ validation for the product’s effectiveness was 94.44%. Based on this data, the researchers ensured that Irregular Verb Game can be used as a teaching tool to teach irregular verbs in the form of past tense for eighth grade students of Junior High School.
Bilal Qureshi, Peter Frost, Benjamin Spink
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 4, pp 01-31; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v4i1.52801

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought immeasurable changes in almost every aspect of our lives and education is no exception. Following social distancing policies, the vast majority of educational institutions across the globe have shifted their academic structure from traditional face-to-face classes to online classes through a video conferencing software ‘Zoom’ as a synchronous method of instructions. Besides the fact that a complete diversion of classes toward online education has brought hope to many students to continue their education amid this time of the pandemic, there are many drawbacks to online learning, including online learning anxiety, that keep many students from achieving their learning goals. This study is designed to investigate Korean university students’ attitude toward online learning in general and their feelings of anxiety (if any) in particular when using video conferencing software ‘Zoom’. This mixed method study was conducted in two universities in Korea. Participants (n=132) were both male (n=61, 46.2%) and female (n=71, 53.8%) undergraduate students enrolled in the English linguistics department. The hypothesis stated that students with different socio-economic backgrounds have different attitudes towards online learning, which affects their feelings of anxiety for online learning. Quantitative data was collected in the form of survey questions, and interviews were conducted with randomly selected students (n=13) to obtain qualitative data. The findings suggest a few pedagogical implications for both teachers and students that include interventions and support by the experts to feel less isolated in online classes, and provision of a more user-friendly platform to be connected with teachers and peers.
Rushita Ismail, Muriatul Khusmah Musa, Rofiza Aboo Bakar
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 3, pp 99-108; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v3i2.48593

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Coinage is one of the many creative strategies performed by language learners in instances when they are not able to retrieve the accurate lexical item from their limited linguistic knowledge. It is an issue of interests to language practitioners and learners and little research has been dealt on it. The study explored on the use of coinage strategies among Malaysian language learners in a pair work picture spot- the- difference narration activity. Thirty-two pre-selected items missing from one of the sets were to be identified and the session was video recorded. From the transcription data, the instances of semantic coinage strategies were found to be more frequently displayed as compared to grammatical coinage strategy when the learners encountered communication breakdowns. In semantic word coinage strategy, the learners formed lexical items by selecting two different features of the two interlanguage lexical items and combined them as a compound target language item. Grammatical word coinage strategy, on the other hand, was used by creating words which do not exist in the second language (L2) after an application of L2 rule to a L2 word. These communication strategies, in one way or another develop creativity and enhance the process of second language acquisition.
Grace S. Rafal
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 3, pp 109-130; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v3i2.45430

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This study investigated the discourse of the Court of Appeals (CA) in Mindanao, Philippines. It examined the court decisions reversely decided in the Fiscal Year 2013 on heinous crimes filed in the Court of Appeals. This research focused on the different rhetorical and discursive devices employed in the court decisions and examined how these devices performed in the production of the text to grant the appellant’s request on the reversal of the decision in the case. It scrutinized the ideological themes in the reversed decisions through the lenses of Critical Discourse Analysis and Rhetorical Analysis. The different rhetorical devices employed in the court decisions are organized into preeminent rhetorical devices, or devices most often used in the court decisions, and peripheral rhetorical devices, or those minimally used. The Preeminent Rhetorical Devices are double speak, slanting, ambiguity, aphorism, repetition, subordinate clause / delayed sentence, periodic sentence, passivization, and active voice. The Peripheral Rhetorical Devices are weaselers, aporia, and hypophora. The discursive devices employed in the production of the Court Decisions are scene-setting, specificity /indirect quotes, blame, consensus/ collaboration, pre-modifiers, extreme case formulations, and disclaimers. The ideological themes manifested in the specimens are the power asymmetry and just to cast the blame by the victim or the family of the victim and by the law enforcers. under power asymmetry are unsound judgment among trial or lower courts, abuse of power by the trial or lower court and by the law enforcers or arresting officers, and poor as victims of injustices. The following generated postulates are: pre-arranged signal: a non-verbal forensic discourse; Rule on chain of custody: the mantra of the drug crime discourse; Extrajudicial oral confessions discourse; and The charge and solve discourse.
Nyoman Karina Wedhanti, Ni Made Ratminingsih, Kadek Samiyanti
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 3, pp 61-75; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v3i2.33877

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This study aimed at investigating whether or not there was a significant difference in vocabulary mastery between the students who were taught by using spelling bee game and those who were taught by using memorization through flash card. This research was quasi-experimental in nature. This study was conducted in pre-test and post-test design. The population was students of the fourth grade in elementary school in SD Negeri 3 Banjar Jawa. Random Sampling was assigned to determine the samples of the study. There were 30 students in Class A as the experimental group which was taught by using spelling bee game and 30 students in Class B as the control group which was taught by using memorization through flash card. The obtained data were analyzed through descriptive analysis and inferential analysis. The effect size was calculated by using Cohen’s d testing. Based on the findings, the result proved that there was a significant difference in students’ vocabulary mastery. The students who were taught using Spelling bee game also showed positive attitude during the learning process. There were three reasons why spelling bee game was better to be implemented, namely it helps the students to remember words better, it is enjoyable, and it makes students more active.
Kristianus Erwin Gael, Dewi Satria Elmiana
Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (Jeltim), Volume 3, pp 76-86; https://doi.org/10.26418/jeltim.v3i2.49813

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The objective of this study is ‘how effective mobile apps in learning English?’ by exploring the use of mobile apps in English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as a Foreign Language (EFL) acquisition. It examines how employing MALL in learning English can improve students’ receptive skills, productive skills, and other skills by conducting critical literature review to answer the research question. The results showed that employing mobile applications in learning English is effective to develop L2 learners’ English skills and also Mobile apps help L2 learners in learning English both as the second and foreign language. Interestingly, in the situation of the global pandemic which many schools are closed, mobile technology has helped students in learning English skills. It can be suggested that by employing Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in learning English skills plays a crucial role in the situation of the global pandemic of COVID 19 where teachers and students can use mobile apps both in and outside the classroom because it is convenient and user friendly.
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