Melisa Sri, Melisa
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ACTION RESEARCH: THEORY AND PRACTICE IN ENGLISH PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS Marlina, Neni; Ramdani, Junjun M; Sri, Melisa
EDULITE Vol 1, No 2 (2016): EDULITE
Publisher : Language Faculty, Sultan Agung Islamic University

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The action research in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroomaims to enhance development of quality teaching and learning processcontributing not only to the quality of EFL teachers in handling the processof teaching learning but also to the quality of the students in learningEnglish. This study aims at analyzing the phenomenon of how pre serviceteachers carry out action research as their final Project. It is conducted inEnglish Education Department, one of universities in Indonesia. Three ofthe students’ papers were selected randomly to analyze. Review ofdocuments and questionnaires were employed as data collection in thisstudy. Having gathered the data, they were holistically analyzed as a casestudy occurring in English Education Department. The results indicatedthere were several cases happened. First, the pre service teachers did notcomprehend holistically the notion of action research. Second, backgroundof the study was not elaborated completely showing evidences of thestudy. Third, it is also unclear how all problem indicators were improvedrationally using particular techniques or method. Fourth, they did not alsocomprehensively collect and analyze the data. The last, reporting theresearch project focused only on the quantitative data rather thanqualitative one. Therefore, both researchers and supervisors are necessaryto possess the whole understanding toward the type of the researchchosen. Enriching literature reviews will enhance their literacy in order toachieve a better implementation in conducting action research.Keywords: action research, case study, pre-service teacher
STORY-BASED READING: AN EXPLORATIVE CASE STUDY OF STUDENTS’ ORAL RESPONDING IN THE EFL CLASSROOM Ramdani, Junjun Muhamad; Sri, Melisa; Dewi, Tiffany; Faradilah, Resna Suci
Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts (TLEMC) Vol 1, No 2 (2017): Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts
Publisher : Siliwangi University

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This study discusses how students’ story and story-based reading can stimulate their oral responding to students of non-English Department. Exchanging life experience was used as a task that stimulated the students to share ideas based on the story they read. This activity was intended to encourage them to speak and explore their management skill. The action done would affect their oral responding, specifically fluency. Employing qualitative method, this study involves eleven out of forty first-year students of non-English Department at Siliwangi University. The authors illustrate how the activities were employed in the class and the students’ impressions taken from written responses. This study is a reflection developing teachers’ innovation and creativity in the EFL Context