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Journal : English Teaching Journal

Cognitive Framework Underlying Learning Strategies for Academic Speaking

English Teaching Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
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This article aims to discuss about cognitive framework underlying learning strategies for acadeic speaking. Cognitive framework underlies learning strategies, since there are four stages of encoding process that cover not only the way store things to be learnt but also the way people organize way store things to be learnt but also the way people organize. Moreover, the learning strategies are helpful for motivating the students to be active and creative in order to develop their communicative competence. In the learning strategies, the students are encouraged to participate actively in real communication. Hopefully, this article can give contribution to the teacher and lecturer in teaching speaking skill

Critical Thinking in ELT: Theory and Practice

English Teaching Journal Vol 2, No 1 (2014)
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Critical thinking may be considered as an essential substance contributing to the success of students learning a language, in this English. Some skills in English such as listening, speaking, reading and writing can be successfully achieved whenever students were critical, since critical thinking is also the ability allowing the students to express everything freely. Unfortunately, utilizing critical thinking is not as simple as seen. There should be a regular and consistent process done to encourage the students to be critical. Thus, some approaches, methods, techniques or media need to be applied in order to succeed the achievement of being critical thinkers. Thus, this paper reveals some theories and practices based on reviewing some articles of critical thinking in English Language Teaching (ELT).

USING DIGITAL VIDEO TO RAISE STUDENTS’ MULTI-LITERACIES IN TEACHING ENGLISH FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

English Teaching Journal Vol 2, No 2 (2014)
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Teaching English for Young Learners is not as simple as people thought. There are a lot of things toconsider. One of them is fostering young learners to be multi-literate. It means that they need to master more than one skill in their life. The skills or abilities are listening, speaking, reading, writing, counting, et cetera, with the sources either from hardcopy (books) or softcopy (internet). Therefore, it is needed a medium to help the young learners to achieve multi-literacies, that it is a digital video. This mini-research aimed to use digital video to raise students’ multi-literacies in TEYL, by utilizing descriptive qualitative design. The mini-research was conducted in English course for the age of 9-10 years old. It was done for a month in total of 4 meetings, with duration about 60 minutes. The teacher was successful to use digital video combined with picture series.  The students felt happy and interested, since they firstly watched the digital video “sleeping beauty” before being asked to arrange picture series. The teacher also explored some vocabulary in the video and tried to contrast them with reality in surrounding. The kind of activity helped the young learners to communicate cross culturally.  In  fact,  communicating  cross  culturally  was  also  one  of  additional  skill  that indicated the students as multi-literate people. All in all, based on the findings of interview, the researcher also recommended conducting further research.

The effect of crossword puzzle on the eighth grade students’ reading comprehension of descriptive text at SMPN 1 Barat Magetan

English Teaching Journal : A Journal of English Literature, Language and Education Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
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The objective of this experimental research is to know whether or not there is an effect of using Crossword Puzzle on the Eighth grade students’ Reading Comprehension of Descriptive texts at SMP Negeri 1 Barat. The researcher uses design True-experimental research in sub design The Randomized Posttest-Only Control Group Design.  This research uses random sampling. The data collection method is test.  The researcher uses primary data consisted of the students’ scores collected by a Reading Comprehension. The researcher uses Pair-Sample t-test to know the result whether it was statistically significant. In research procedure the researcher uses planning, application, and reporting. The results of the research are that: (1) the procedures of teaching reading by using Crossword Puzzle consists of preparation and teaching and learning process. In preparation activities, the researcher prepares the material of descriptive text and RPP or lesson plan. In teaching and learning process, the researcher does three activities in two meetings. The first meeting, teaching a reading by using a conventional technique and the second meeting, by using a Crossword Puzzle. (2) The effect of using a Crossword Puzzle on the eighth grade students’ reading comprehension of the descriptive text at SMP Negeri 1 Barat is significant. It can be seen from the significant value (2-tailed) of  that is 0.000.  It is lower than 0.05. It means that the mean score of one class is different. The mean score of pretest is 55.7813 while the mean score of the post test is 96.7188. It means that a crossword puzzle is effective to teach a reading comprehension..