Journal JEES (Journal of English Educators Society)

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Rafizah Mohd Rawian, Ahmad Azman Mokhtar, Mohamad Fadhili Yahaya
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1274

Abstract:In reading, it is vital for readers to develop decoding to the extent where each word is recognized automatically. Once this happens, they will have the necessary attention to focus on the sense or meaning of the text. This study investigated adult ESL learners’ reading rate and its relationship with comprehension. This study also examined possible differences in the reading rate in terms of gender and academic semester. Its respondents were 210 Diploma students from one of the universities in Malaysia. Data were collected through Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Assessment and Reading Comprehension Test. Jameson’s (2005) Reading Rate Formula and Levels of Reading Rate for College Readers were used to examine respondents’ reading rate. All data were coded and computer-scored using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) programme. This study revealed that 106 respondents were Excellent College Readers while the rest ranged from Strong College Readers to Good General Readers. It was also discovered that females performed better than males in reading rate and Semester 3 respondents’ reading rate was better than those in Semester 1. The correlation test indicated positive relationship between reading rate and comprehension.
Elok Putri Nimasari
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 23-40; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1085

Abstract:English for specific purposes (ESP) have different needs of English language use. These needs will be the fundamental indicators to develop appropriate ESP syllabus. In order to find those needs, a need analysis research is necessary to conduct. This qualitative study addresses the result of ESP needs analysis for 95 Informatics Engineering of Muhammadiyah University of Ponorogo students. Brief reviews of ESP, needs analysis, and current learners’ situation of ESP classroom for Informatics Engineering are described as theoretical frameworks. A needs analysis questionnaire is utilized as an approach to find specific needs and to evaluate the current class situation. The results address 10 areas of English language use for Informatics Engineering major.
Issa Mohammad Muflih Naser, Mohd Hilmi Bin Hamzah
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 85-104; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1228

Abstract:This study aims to identify the difficulties of pronunciation and conversation faced by EFL learners who undertook a Preparatory Year Program (PYP) in Saudi Arabia, It highlights the main issues in pronunciation and conversations (e.g., textbooks, teaching methods, and students' attitude and motivation) and techniques to address these problems. The instruments used in the study were classroom observations and teachers' discussions. The results revealed that firstly, students did not have a sound knowledge of grammar. Secondly, students' outside environment was influenced by their mother tongue. Thirdly, the teaching methods did not suit their proficiency levels. Finally, they were demotivated and thought that they have an impossible mission to improve their English pronunciation and conversation.
Indah Ayu Widuna
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 119-128; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1226

Abstract:Discussing the period of critical in discourse analysis, it has appeared at the end of 90's in the variety of analytical conceptual frameworks and approaches. This paper focuses to find out how CDA has an important role in the ideologies, in other side observing the power of media discourse studies. This study reviewed ten journal articles for checking the ways and methods used CDA to invent the social phenomenon. It has been used to unmask many ideologies that have oppression to a group but keep giving the highest authority to a group that is positive images. While the social actors have their own ways of using CDA.
Isna Rafika Dewi, Choiril Anwar
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 105-118; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1336

Abstract:This research was about the analysis of EFL teacher and students in using classroom language. The aim of this study was to find the errors in using classroom language. A descriptive research was used in this research. The samples of this research were an English teacher and science class students of a state senior high school. The researchers collected the data by using field note and voice recording. Then, the data findings were analyzed in using four steps. They are: identifying error, describing error, explaining error, and error evaluation. While data collection techniques were coding, revision, final coding, and result. From the result of the research, the researchers concluded that the errors found from respondents could be classified as local errors. It implies that those errors only affect a single element of sentence, but do not prevent a message from being hard.
Khaled Ali Mohammed Alkurtehe, Hisham Dzakiria
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 41-50; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1227

Abstract:Vegotesky theory is a paramount for the vocabulary development with its multidimensional approach, which has the impact on the cognitive affective contextual aspects and social interaction.Socio-cultural theory(SCT) is the mental development of specific sphere human. It also concerns mediation and the different kinds of mediation tools adopted and valued by society.This paper highlighted that learning as a mediated process in social in origin and then becomes individual as a result of linguistically mediated interaction between the child and more experienced members of the society including parents, teachers, and peers. The relation of mediation of SCT and environment is to enhance vocabulary development in teaching EFL students. It also helps EFL students to use the target language in their daily life .With the help of this theory, the students can master vocabulary and improve their language.This theory focuses on the interaction with the students and shows the social environment. It links the learners with the trainer, if a child/student gets a guidance in an appropriate way he/she can learn more and can enhance his/her capacity of learning.This study tried to look at the influence of SCT on learning and teaching vocabulary. Consequently, This study recommends the use of the SCT while teaching EFL Libyan learners to enhance English language vocabulary.
Asma Dabiri
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 67-84; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1259

Abstract:This research compared the effects of two types of instruction: Processing Instruction (PI) and Meaning-based Output Instruction (MOI) on the interpretation and production of English passive structures. Ninety EFL intermediate tertiary level female students (PI group= 30, MOI group= 30 and control group = 30) participated in this study. The instruments were a proficiency test, a test to assess English passive structures and two instructional materials (PI and MOI). The data were analyzed by running one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and mixed between-within ANOVA. The study indicated the effectiveness of PI and MOI on English passive structures. PI had considerable enhancement on interpretation tasks all the time. It supported the use of PI rather than the use of traditional instructions in which mechanical components were emphasized. Also, the PI and MOI had long term effects on the interpretation and production of English passive sentences. This study supported the use of PI and MOI rather than the use of traditional instruction (TI) in EFL settings. The implication for particularly classroom teaching is that successful grammar instruction has to related to ultimate learning outcomes. Also, creating communicative tasks to offer opportunities for teaching grammar can lead to long-lasting learning effects.
Nur Muhammad Ardiansyah, Vidya Mandarani
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 13-22; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1326

Abstract:This article describes the study of semantic in a specified domain of figurative language upon a selected work of American English literature, in form of short story written by the renowned writer and author, William Wymark Jacobs, entitled as ‘The Monkey’s Paw’. Several objectives are deduced by the researcher in quest of finding the forms of this figurative language within the passage. Briefly, figurative language itself is a feature of every languages, which emphasized the use of expression to symbolize a different meaning from the usual literal interpretation. In our analysis of ‘The Monkey’s Paw’, the varieties of figurative language: Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Symbolism, also another terms used to represent unusual words construction or combination such as Onomatopoeia, Idiom, and even Imagery, are discussed in order in relation with true meaning discovery behind each figurative language properties.
Lina Masruuroh, Lyla Anggerwina Kusuma
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 3, pp 51-66; doi:10.21070/jees.v3i1.1205

Abstract:Proper Teacher Talk (TT) used in the EFL classroom contributes to the effective communication in TEFL. Teachers who are expected to implement proper and effective teacher talk are apparently seeing this as one of the most complicated elements to be appropriately integrated in EFL class due to the different context between target language and first language and also the excessive target language exposure that is given by English teacher to the students as one of authentic learning process in the classroom. Many research focus on researching effective TT strategy in general EFL classroom, however, there is ony limited number of them that focuses on researching this concept in Islamic classroom with its Islamic culture, Islamic learners and Islamic situations. This descriptive qualitative study discussed and proposed the effective teacher talks in supporting the success of teaching english as a foreign language classroom in Islamic context. This article had anaysed the interview result from 7 English-Islamic lecturers in Islamic Broadcasting and Communication Learners (KPI) major and used TT features which later focussed on its ammount, diction and questioning type under SLA theory. This article aims to explain why and what types of language of the proper communication style and strategies should be applied by the English lecturers in Islamic higher education for having the effective teacher talk to English-Islamic learners, specifically to Islamic Broadcasting and Communication Learners, that could contribute to a professional development in English Language Teaching.
Huong Hoang Le
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), Volume 2; doi:10.21070/jees.v2i2.979

Abstract:The study uses a qualitative case study framed within a socio-cultural framework to investigate Vietnamese English language university teachers’ difficulties in their research engagement. The study was conducted among 21 English language university teachers in Hong Duc University in Vietnam. Skype semi-structured interview was employed to collect necessary data to explore teacher participants’ perceived obstacles to research. The findings of the study show that there was a gap between Vietnamese authorities’ expectations of research outputs and the realities of English language university teachers’ research capabilities. Such gap has caused serious challenges to those teachers and prevented them from effectively engaging in research. On the one hand, Vietnamese authorities hope to increase universities’ research output to keep up with the international academic ranking. On the other hand, the working realities of university teachers hinder their engagement in research. However, no official investigation has been done to reduce such gap and the enforcement of research activity in universities has been taken for granted. In this sense, the significance of this study is an opportunity for English language university teachers to voice their opinions about the enforced nature of research activity in universities in Vietnam.
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