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Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE

Evaluation of English Teaching Materials used at a Vocational High School Based on Cunningsworth’s Checklist Nurhamsih, Yeli; Syahrial, Syahrial
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics & Literature) Vol 3, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Bengkulu

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v3i2.6830

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English teaching material is really important, that is why a teacher should be able  to select the right book to use on teaching and learning process. One of the ways is by evaluating the textbook. This study aims to evaluate the English teaching materials covering its language content, language skills, and topics, used at  a Vocational High School based on Cunningsworth’s checklist. The data were taken by distributing checklist and conducting interview to one vice- principal who is also as a teacher of English and two English teachers at a Vocational High School. The data were analyzed by getting average and percentage. The methodology of the research is descriptive qualitative content analysis. Results  showed that language content in the textbook viewed from criteria of good English teaching materials are poor. The textbook only covers little grammar and vocabulary. The language skills practiced in the textbook according to criteria of good English teaching materials are poor for they are in general content and limited activities. While, according to criteria of good English teaching materials, the topics introduced in the textbook are poor too. The topics covered in the textbook are general topics.  It can be concluded that English teaching materials covering language content, language skills, and topics in the textbook are not appropriate for hotel accomodation students.   As suggestion, the four skills should be integrated in the topics in order to give more importance to grammar and communication skills. The topics content that relate to hospitality and tourism department specially for hotel accomodation department should be provided and added so it will be meaningful for the learners espesially the learners of hotel accomodation.
THE EFFECT OF USING INQUIRY BASED LEARNING STRATEGY ON STUDENTS SPEAKING ABILITY ( A Case Study at SMAN 7 Bengkulu Selatan) Irawan, Yogi; Syahrial, Syahrial; Sofyan, Dedi
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics & Literature) Vol 3, No 2 (2018)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v3i2.6848

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This research is aimed at finding out to what extent IBL strategy can affect students speaking ability and to find out the significant of IBL strategy on students speaking ability. The populations of this study were all students in second grade at SMAN 7 Bengkulu. The samples of this study were 30 students on one class of second grade at SMAN 7 Bengkulu Selatan. This study used quasi-experimental study with one group design in order to test hypotheses. The study was conducted by pretest, the treatment in three meetings by using IBL strategy and posttest to the students. The instruments of this study were pretest and posttest. The result of this research showed that there were increasing scores of students speaking ability from 40,27 to 51,33, the increasing scores covered in; vocabulary aspect (13,54), grammar aspect (10,67), fluency aspect (7,33), and pronunciation aspect (12,67). The conclusions of the study were: firstly, IBL strategy affected students speaking ability with average increasing score of 11,05 covering the four aspects (vocabulary, gramar, fluency and pronunciation) of speaking. Secondly, IBL strategy affected sufficiently significant ( 0,05) on students speaking ability. This current study contributes to give the teachers an additional strategy on the effective strategy for teaching of speaking.
USING SHORT STORY TO IMPROVE STUDENT’S READING COMPREHENSION (A STUDY AT THE SECOND YEAR STUDENT OF SMPN 2 KOTA BENGKULU) Frimasary, Amelia Eka; Syahrial, Syahrial
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature) Vol 2, No 1 (2017)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v2i1.5868

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The objective of this research was to know the differences in students score and also to know whether the student’s interest was improved or not, after did a treatment using short story and handbook. The instrument of this research was questionnaire. The result from short story was satisfactory. The mean score from pre-test was 45.1 for experimental class and 45.25 for control class. The difference both of class was 0.15 point. The result of post-test was 55.9 for the experimental class, and 51.8 for the control class. The difference in both classes was 4.1. It can be concluded that the experiment was success. The explanation above showed that the differences in improving students’ score and interest by giving the treatment, and the differences score between two classes are significant. It means that reading activity by using short story could improve students reading comprehension in class I of SMPN 2 Kota Bengkulu.
THE EFFECT OF PICTURE CARD GAMES TO STUDENTS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S VOCABULARY MASTERY Depari, Riky Oktavianus; Azwandi, Azwandi; Syahrial, Syahrial
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature) Vol 2, No 1 (2017)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v2i1.5859

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of picture card games technique toward students’ vocabulary mastery. The participant was all the fifth year students of SD N 99 Kota Bengkulu that consisted of 68 students, the students divided into two classes, namely class VA and VB. The sample were the two classes which 34 students in each class. The students were divided into two groups, the experimental and the control groups. The experimental group received treatment by using card games techniques, while the control group was taught by using conventional technique. The pre-test was given to the two groups before giving the treatment. It found that there was no significant between the two groups in vocabulary mastery before giving the treatment. However, after giving the treatment, post-test was given and it found that there was a significant difference between the two groups. It can be concluded that card games technique gave positive effect toward the students’ English vocabulary mastery of SD N 99 Kota Bengkulu.
EVALUATION OF ENGLISH TEACHING MATERIALS USED AT SD IT UMMI IN KOTA BENGKULU BASED ON KTSP (KURIKULUM TINGKAT SATUAN PENDIDIKAN) Lestari, Meri; Syahrial, Syahrial; Arono, Arono
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature) Vol 3, No 1 (2018)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v3i1.6160

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The objectives of this study were: (1) To find out whether textbook used by second grade students at SD IT UMMI Kota Bengkulu fulfill the criteria of a good textbook. (2) To find out whether the English textbook used by second grade students at SD IT UMMI Kota Bengkulu relevant to KTSP curriculum. This research used descriptive qualitative content analysis as its research method. The data were collected from the English student book “Let’s Make Friends with English” for second grade students. The results showed that English textbook entitled “Let’s make friends with English” used by second grade students at SD IT UMMI Kota Bengkulu have fulfilled the criteria of a good textbook by achieving the Fair fulfillment. The textbook was categorized relevance to the KTSP curriculum, but the activities in the listening can be said irrelevant because they cannot cover the learning objectives in listening. It was then recommended that the teachers need to modify the tasks and activities on the textbook which did not fulfill the criteria of good textbook, especially in the area of accompanying materials (CD, Cassettes and pictures), language skill, and teach ability aspects.
LANGUAGE SKILLS, SUB-SKILLS AND VOCABULARIES NEEDED BY AUTOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL: A NEED ANALYSIS STUDY Lestari, Surya; Syahrial, Syahrial; Suwarno, Bambang
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature) Vol 2, No 2 (2017)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v2i2.5955

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This study aimed to analyze specific English language skills and kind of technical vocabulary that are needed by the third year automotive students of SMKN 2 Kota Bengkulu. The sample for interview comprised of 12 alumni, they were teachers and various company officers who have a MOU with SMKN 2 Kota Bengkulu. In the interview was used saturation sample. The results of interview with alumni indicate that the English skill most needed in the workplace is reading, the second was speaking, the third was writing and the last place was listening. The automotive students/ alumni need to comprehend the technical terms associated with technical terms in English. Related to car, are kick lever, oil pump, water cooling system, trail and rolling roof. Related to heavy machine are rear body offset, over hung, road clearance, light van and rear engine. Related to motorcycle are swing arm, bottom link fork, drum brake and kick starter. General automotive vocabulary are disc brake, gasoline, head lamp, piston and tire. Mastery of technical terms greatly affect the practice of industrial work (prakerin) of students in the work place.
English for Agriculture Vocational School Students: A Need Analysis Study at SMK Negeri 2 South Bengkulu Veranita, Desi; Syahrial, Syahrial; Koto, Irwan
JOALL (Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature) Vol 2, No 2 (2017)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33369/joall.v2i2.5956

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This research was aimed to identify the need of the students of agriculture study program on English materials. This research focused in find out the most important English skills and Sub-Skills for the students of agriculture study program and find out the English topics are needed for the students of agriculture study program at SMK Negeri 2 South Bengkulu. The research used mix method (combine both qualitative and quantitative method). This research was conducted in Agriculture Vocational School 2 South Bengkulu (SMK Negeri 2 South Bengkulu). The data was taken from the assistance of curriculum, the English teachers, productive teachers and the alumni of SMK Negeri 2 South Bengkulu. The data was collected by using questionnaire and interview. The result of the research shows that: first, the most important English skills for the students of agriculture study program at SMK Negeri 2 South Bengkulu are Speaking and Reading Skills. Reading sub-skills classified as; reading in general comprehension, understanding the plan of the text, guessing the meaning of unfamiliar words, do skimming and scanning activities and understanding the organization of the text. Speaking sub-skills classified as; speaking with fluency, attention of choice and pronunciation and using the correct ways/ manners of speaking. Second, English topics for the students of agriculture were the English topics related to the agriculture term. The topics of reading were; reading the text of part of plants, reading the text of the technique of maintenance of plants and operating hart equipment farming. The topics of speaking were; do direct conversations related to agriculture terms, presenting the report of filed productive practice, describing of how to operate hard equipment farming and maintenance of the plants.
Co-Authors ABD. ASHAL ALAM, ABD. ASHAL Adelina Meria Uli Sagala, Herlina ADITYA FITRIANSYAH Afdhal Afdhal ALINDA NOVITA SARI, ALINDA NOVITA ANAA ISTIMAROH Anna Lilian Aras Mulyadi ARIAN DWI PEANUS, ARIAN DWI Arono Arono Asrial Asrial ASYER AGRISELIUS Azwandi Azwandi Bintal Amin Bobby Yuhanda, Bobby Boy Tarigan Boy Tarigan Chairunas Chairunas Depari, Riky Oktavianus DERI MUHAMAD NURENDI, DERI MUHAMAD Desi Purnamasari Taher, Desi Purnamasari Dietriech G Bengen Erlidawati Erlidawati Fadlisyah Fadlisyah Fahriansyah Fahriansyah Faisal Faisal Firnanda, Ary FITRA PADILLAH Frimasary, Amelia Eka HARI WASKITO IHFAZH NURDIN EKA NUGRAHA Ilham Ilahi Irwan Koto, Irwan Karsim, Nanang Khairul Mukmin Lubis, Khairul Mukmin Kurniawan, Dwi Agus Lestari, Meri Lestari, Surya Liana Rahmayani M. Muchalal Maisura Maisura Mena Uly Tarigan Muhammad Fahmi Muhammad Irhamsyah Muhammad Nazar Mukhlis Mukhlis Mukroji, Mukhroji NANDANG TARYANA Nasaruddin Nasaruddin NASRUN HARIYANTO Nazaruddin Nazaruddin Novita MZ, Novita MZ Nur Amalina Nur Atikah Nurhamsih, Yeli Oktavian, Bayu Pamela, Issaura Sherly Purwanti, Neneng R. GERHA TERIMANANDA, R. GERHA Rasoel Hamidy RIKI ARNANDO, RIKI Rina Febriana Rizal Munadi Saifuddin Ishak, Saifuddin SALISTIA PUTRA PERDANA Saputri, Dewi Sarfina, Ega Aulia Sastra, Hasan Yudie Simbolon, Novhitasari SITI SAODAH Sofyan H Siregar Sofyan, Dedi Sri Winarni subandiyo, may Sulastri Sulastri Suwarno, Bambang Syahputra, Muhammad Reza Tanjung, Cahyani Fitrah Teuku Yuliar Arif Thursina Andayani TIRZA NOVA TRI PRARTONO TRIWAHYU RUBIANTO Veranita, Desi Verid Aria Susammesin, Verid Aria Wahyudi Wahyudi Waluyo Waluyo WILDAN BUDIMAN Yeni Sustriani, Yeni Yogi Irawan Yudi Pratama, Yudi Yudi Sastriawan Yulina Sari, Yulina Yunirwan, Teuku Zuhar Musliyana, Zuhar Zulfaneti Zulfaneti