ISSN / EISSN : 19781695 / 26204037
Current Publisher: Lembaga Publikasi Ilmiah dan Penerbitan Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (10.30595)
Total articles ≅ 20
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Published: 14 March 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 13; doi:10.30595/lks.v13i1.4103
Teaching is to create environment for students to learn. However, there are times when students become reluctant to learn. One reason is the given learning tasks are irrational. A good example in the ELT context is a common reading comprehension class in which the teacher gets the students to produce oral or written answers to a series of ‘wh’ questions that follow a reading passage. It is too demanding. This paper aims to propose EFL learning tasks that adopt (or adapt) option-based techniques in an attempt to facilitate students’ learning. The paper begins with the rationale behind the adoption of each technique. Then, it discusses things to consider when preparing the tasks. A selected sample of such techniques for ELT will be presented in the last part of the paper.Keywords : Option-base tasks, ELT, techniques
Published: 13 March 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 13; doi:10.30595/lks.v13i1.3917
This study sets out to describe the translation strategy and the impacts of the strategy to the accuracy and acceptability of slang words translation in “The Kissing Booth” movie subtitle. The research data were collected from “The Kissing Booth” movie file along with the subtitles, both in English and Indonesian. The data were all slang words found in “The Kissing Booth” movie dialogue and subtitle. This study employed descriptive qualitative method to analyze the slang words from the dialogue in the movie. The result of the research shows that the slang words found in the movie are divided into 8 (eight) categories which are: Euphemism with 4 (four) data, Dysphemism with 11 (eleven) data, Typical in Spoken Language with 8 (eight) data, Typical in Informal Situation with 11 (eleven) data, Metaphorical Utterance with 5 (five) data, Proverb with 2 (two) data, Untranslatability with 4 (four) data, and Neutral Syntactic Level with 5 (five) data.
Published: 12 March 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 13; doi:10.30595/lks.v13i1.3858
Social media have grown up as something hallucinogenic. They offer millions of pleasures by having people’s fingertips to control through smart phones. People may interact to each other for various motivations and purposes without knowing who they are talking to in fact although they know the name of the interlocutor shown in the social media account. This leads to cybercrime because people often miss to validate it. This research would like to investigate why people close their eyes to verify the person they are talking to in the social media and how the interlocutors enable to ensure that they are the same person as in the speakers thought. By having descriptive qualitative method with interview as the major for collecting data, the research results some signposts. Addressing, tone, and spelling and punctuation are linguistics features that the doer of cybercrime must have as a key to crack the security without any violence. The doer copies how the way people having the account of social media to ensure the interlocutor through a private chat.
Published: 11 March 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 13; doi:10.30595/lks.v13i1.4062
It has a long history of teaching English literature and language in this sub-continent. The European colonial rulers introduced this teaching with the motive of serving their own purpose, but paradoxically this teaching has benefited the people of this soil as well in many ways. From the very beginning, the English department of any college or university has been treated as one of the most prestigious departments that have produced the best citizens of this soil. But recently the teaching scenario of these departments in Bangladesh is being severely affected owing to different kinds of changes that have occurred in the social and academic arenas of the country. It is now the demand of the present time that the English departments of the universities of our country should take proper steps to address those problems properly and bring back its reputation. The present study attempts to find out the problems that are affecting the teaching and learning process of these departments and thereby damaging the glory and reputation of them, and also to provide some suggestions to cope with those problems.
Published: 11 March 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 13; doi:10.30595/lks.v13i1.3883
Up to this present time, self access language learning (SALL) has become an interesting topic for study. Many scholars have devoted their attention to the study on this topic that many of their papers are published in Studies in Self Access Learning journal. Though many studies have discussed this topic, the websites that can be integrated into SALL as a strategic way to ficilitate the autonomous learning remains underresearched. This paper is based on a research looking at the integration of websites into SALL from the perspective of SALL materials in an online SALL centre. It looks at which English language skills are offered as SALL materials and which websites provide SALL materials. The data concerning these two themes were collected from the online visit to to Self Access Centre and INdependent Learning (SACIL) set up at the University of Waikato. SALL materials in SACIL include general language skills, grammar, reading, listening, speaking and pronunciation, writing, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling, IELTS, and study skills and exam preparation which are linked to a large number of websites. With these website-based SALL materials, the learners over the world can finally practice their skill autonomously.Key words: website, self access laguage learning, autonomous learning.
Published: 11 March 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 13; doi:10.30595/lks.v13i1.4073
This paper aims to study about the query of femaleness in Indonesian folktales from the feminism approach. It is taken into account due to women’s subordination that allegedly implies the negation of femaleness. In particular, the perpetual story of Malin Kundang represents that owing to her weakness, a woman is a subordinate creature. It happens when Malin Kundang denies the appearance of her mother after a series of successes he makes. Another popular story, Sangkuriang, even depicts that due to her beauty, a woman is an object of sex. It is seen when Sangkuriang proposes Dayang Sumbi to be his wife because of his inability of recognising her as his mother after some year banishment. The subordination eventually drives the two women to struggle against it in order to defend their dignity. The mother of Malin Kundang spells him to be a stone and Dayang Sumbi overtly refuses Sangkuriang’s proposal. Their struggles are of course valued of the morality for wider public, too. Despite this, the tales remain a query of women’s existence, particularly that of femaleness. The truth that a woman is biologically and socially the mother of man is denied in order to sustain men’s superiority. By biologically it means that a woman is the undenied creature for her gifted power of childbirthing. It then socially gives her more power to sustain the generations and the social relationships. Furthermore, it is pivotal to investigate the feminist critical ideas about the essence of femaleness in the Indonesian folktales.
Published: 3 January 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 12; doi:10.30595/lks.v12i2.3354
As Contextual Redefinition (CR) provides chances to guess meaning of word by its surrounding, it is expected to encourage students to participate more by contributing in the required steps. This study aims to measure implementation effects (score and class involvement) of CR toward Management study programme students and to find out their attitude of it. Conducted as an experimental research, this research involves three cycles of treatment. It is fulfilled with description of students attitude toward CR implementation in which the data is gained through questionnaire. Three findings are as follow: 1) CR provides mean score betterment of 61.58 on pretest to 69.11 on post-test with the absence of saturation until the end of cycle three; 2) CR activates students with class involvement increase of 16.19 on each cycle; and 3) CR is favoured by 47.54% students and 55.88% students expecting CR to be applied in every reading section. The findings indicate that despite having good significance in improving the score, this strategy is favored by less than half of students and only half and so will require its application in the process of class lecturing.
Published: 3 January 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 12; doi:10.30595/lks.v12i2.3017
This study designed to improve students’ writing skills through Edublogs of one Senior High Schools in Indonesia. Based on the preliminary observation, there were problems found in the field such as students’ poor writing skills and low interest toward writing, inappropriate teacher’s style in teaching, the role of media and the unsuitable utilization of internet facility. Regarding to the result of the observations, students had some problems in recount text writing those are the generic structure, the purpose and the language features. In addition, they had no capability to make a self-reflection on their mistakes in their own writing. It happens since their English teacher has a tendency to to directly correct their mistakes.This current research was an action research study consisting of two cycles. There are 23 students involved in this study. The data of this study were qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative data were obtained, the first, by observing the teaching and learning process during the implementation of the actions and the second, by interviewing the students and the collaborator about the actions implemented. Furthermore, the qualitative data were in the form of field notes and interview transcripts. Meanwhile, the quantitative data were gained by assessing the students’ writing skills through the pretest and posttest. The qualitative data were analyzed using the qualitative data analysis those are data collection, data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing and verification. The results of this study show that Edublogs is an effective media that can be used to improve students’ writing skills qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitatively, using Edublogs, teaching and learning process became more interesting. The students enjoyed the writing process. The students’ problems in writing can be reduced by using Edublogs in teaching-learning process by applying writing stages through Edublogs. Quantitatively, the average score gained by the students in cycle one was 67.37 while in cycle two is 72.58. The results, however, show that students’ writing skill improves significantly through blogging activity. Thus, it can be concluded that the students are more enthusiastic and more interested in writing English.
Published: 3 January 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 12; doi:10.30595/lks.v12i2.3807
Plagiarism is an intolerant action in the circumstances of education; it is stealing or cheating any papers, ideas, and things related to someone’s works. This is a harmful offence with academic, professional, legal, and monetary consequences when someone is proved as a plagiarist. Students can be expelled from the class when they cheat colleagues’ works; the worst is that the university can retract their certificate of graduation when their manuscripts are investigated and proved as result of copying other works. Regarding to its danger, pla-giarism has to be avoided trough establishing curriculum in higher level of education. Teacher and lecturer should provide their lessons, especially in language skills, with awareness of the plagiarism danger to the students. A skill of language that most easily susceptible and detected in plagiarism is writing. Since writing is not a gift skill as listening, students need to learn how to write properly. Simply, when they are not able to rewrite someone’s statements with their own wording, students are doing plagiarism. This article reporting at a descriptive qualitative research aimed at describing the teaching method to raise students’ awareness toward the danger of plagiarism which is applied by a lecturer in Academic Writing Class of EED - UNS for the academic year 2016. She believes that when the students have awareness in the risks or consequences of plagiarism, they will act for not doing plagiarism in their works. She supports her conventional way of teach-ing with technology of plagiarism checker. The method of enrichment traditional teaching with technology is known as Tech-Rich Instruction (not blended learning). This Tech-Rich Instruction she applied is successful-ly raising her students’ awareness in the danger of plagiarism and leads to the efforts of avoiding plagiarism in academic writing.
Published: 3 January 2019
LEKSIKA, Volume 12; doi:10.30595/lks.v12i2.3803
This article explores the use of DST and the explicit teaching in one of universities in Indonesia on how stu-dents use it to help the learning process. Using a digital story to teach English and Based on multimodal theory, the term of DST has been increasingly used by scholars to illustrate various forms of support of learn-ing to help students learn successfully in a classroom. Despite being widely used in educational context of many countries, DST has received scanty attention from teacher especially in ESP classes. This article specif-ically describes our experience of using DST as a learning aid with students of 18 to 19 years old. In this project they individually created collected the photographs based on their interest related to the specified theme as multimodal text. In the process they utilized two linguistic resources (Bahasa Indonesia and Eng-lish) to help them in understanding the process of creation. Several supports from machine translation and machine pronunciation software were employed during the creation of DST project. The result shows that DST helps students in composing narrative writing by analyzing the visual prompts. This proves that DST is impending to support the writing process as students were engaged during the process.