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Techniques for Teaching Speaking Skill in Widya Gama Mahakam University Arbain, Arbain; Nur, Dedi Rahman
Script Journal: Journal of Linguistic and English Teaching Vol 2, No 1 (2017): April
Publisher : Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24903/sj.v2i1.80

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Speaking as one of the four skills in English is seen as the most crucial skill to be mastered by English learners.  For most people the successes in learning a language can be seen from how far the student can speak and communicate in the language learn. But in fact, speaking is often neglected in the classroom. The objective of this research is to investigate techniques in teaching speaking skill in second semester of primary school department of Widya Gama Mahakam University. This study employs the qualitative design by which the researcher intends to discover and understand techniques of teaching speaking used by the lecture in its natural setting. The subject of this research was second semester students of primary school department. This study reveals four techniques employed by the lecturer in teaching speaking skill,   i.e. show-and-tell,   presentation,   drama making,   and question and answer. Show-and-tell and presentation technique are two types of performance talk which were used more often by the lecturer than the two other techniques (i.e. drama making and question and answer).
An Analysis of Derivational Affixes in Commencement speech By Steve Jobs Nur, Dedi Rahman
Script Journal: Journal of Linguistic and English Teaching Vol 1, No 1 (2016): April
Publisher : Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24903/sj.v1i1.18

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The study expects to an investigation of derivational appends in the content of initiation discourse by Steve Jobs. The essayist utilized the majority of the words that were connected prefix and postfix as the information. The information sources were all content of initiation discourse by Steve Jobs. This study utilizing subjective plan and substance investigation approach. The aftereffect of the study demonstrated that there were 78 all out words in the content of Commencement discourse which joined derivational fastens. The study discovered 69 postfixes and 9 prefixes. The foundations of the words that has been grouped in light of the grammatical feature are 17 (descriptor), 27 (thing), 33 (verb), 1 (adverb).From the finish of this study, the author proposes that to enhance their dominance of vocabulary, the perusers ought to apply the derivational fastens by breaking the word into its components root and attaches in light of the fact that from single word they can get the structure of words and them additionally discover how the words fabricated. By knowing the roots, the perusers can assemble the word without anyone elses input
An Analysis of The Feminist Characters in Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” Nur, Dedi Rahman
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 2, No 1 (2017): April
Publisher : Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v2i1.687

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This research concerns with the analysis of feminist characters in Kate Chopin’s work. The purpose of the research is to describe the feminist characters of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening short stories by analyzing the main female characters as feminist characters and the contribution of the feminist characters to the development of the plot. The research question of this research are: how is the feminist character reflected on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and how do the feminist characters affect the development of the plot in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening short stories. The design of the research is a descriptive design. The finding of this research showed that from the characters existed in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, feminist characters is Edna Pontellier. She was considered feminist from her conversation, actions of disregarding patriarchy and social boundaries toward women, an effort to complete self-rights, self-needs, and her inner thought about freedom and self-autonomy. Also, this research showed that Edna Pontellier feminist characters have a contribution to the development of the plot of the stories. Her feminist characteristics and behavior affect to the plot. The feminist characters’ thought and attitude play important in changing the mood of the characters’ action so that making the plot developed
The Relationship between English Teacher’s Praise and English Learning Achievement of The Tenth Grade of SMK Negeri 9 Samarinda Rachman, Dzul; Nur, Dedi Rahman
(JELE) Journal Of English Language and Education Vol 3, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : LPPM Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (704.313 KB) | DOI: 10.26486/jele.v3i1.242

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Reinforcement is one of the strategies in classroom management, which is familiar among teachers. One of the types of reinforcement in social reinforcement is praise. Praise can function as a tool for instruction and for increasing social and academic behaviors. To be effective, the student must view the attention provided through praise as pleasurable or motivational. The design of this study was correlation design. The research participant was the tenth grade students of SMK Negeri 9 Samarinda. The purposes of this study are to find out how is relationship between the teacher’s praise and the English learning achievement tenth grade of SMK Negeri 9 Samarinda and is there any significant relationship between English teacher’s praise and English learning achievement. The researcher conducted observation for a month, distributed questionnaires and collected the result of achievement test from the teacher, as the instruments of this study. Then the collected data were analyzed in order to find out the manifestation of reinforcement applied by the teacher. After analyzing the data gained through the observation, the researcher found out that English teacher praise significantly correlate with the English learning achievement of tenth grade SMK Negeri 9 Samarinda (r-value: 0,442 > r-table: 0,334). From the questionnaire, it was found that the students showed positive response or opinion toward the implementation of reinforcement in their class for example teacher praises immediately, frequently, enthusiastically, by using eye contact, uses many kinds of word praise and explains the reason why he praises students.
Pair Taping for Undergraduate EFL Students’ Speaking Fluency and Self Confidence Syamdianita, Syamdianita; Ismail, Nurhijrah; Nur, Dedi Rahman
Script Journal: Journal of Linguistic and English Teaching Vol 3, No 2 (2018): October
Publisher : Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24903/sj.v3i2.203

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The need for speaking mastery in English has been dramatically increasing because of the confirmed position of English as a language for international communication. Unfortunately, most of students get less of appreciation in classroom speaking activities. Therefore, to establish a natural approach where students could develop L2 fluency more effectively than what has occurred inside the classroom, the researchers tried Pair Taping (PT) in their Speaking Class. A number of studies have indicated that using PT facilitate students’ fluency and confidence (Washburn & Christianson: 1996, Kubo: 2009, Kluge & Taylor: 2000, and Nguyen: 2012). This current study attempted at answering the questions related to: 1) the potential benefit of PT upon the students’ speaking fluency, 2) the students’ perspectives on their English speaking performance, and 3) the students’ attitudes toward PT. The findings revealed that pair taping could be conducive to promote students’ speaking fluency along with developing their knowledge of language. It also advances our understanding of how pair taping makes contribution to foreign language learning and provide useful insight to teachers, lecturers or course designers in designing speaking course. The implementation of this study was found to be helpful in building up students’ speaking skills by offering innovative learning experience to students.
Correcting Feedback on Essay Composition: EFL Students’ Preferences between Traditional and e-Feedback Ariyanti, Ariyanti; Nur, Dedi Rahman
Journal of English Language Teaching and Linguistics Journal of English Language Teaching and Linguistics, 2(3), December 2017
Publisher : Yayasan Visi Intan Permata

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (382.089 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/jeltl.v2i3.73

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Writing is one of skills in English language proficiency which is considered as a complex and important element to passive communication. In addition, an ability of writing good composition has become one of requirements to successful life in many major aspects. Specifically to particular unit in learning writing in EFL classroom, feedback is the key for students to get their essay quality improved better. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate feedback given by writing lecturer whether in traditional and e-feedback, as well as digging students’ preference towards those methods. Classroom observation and students’ open-ended questionnaires were used as major instruments, while semi-structured interview to writing lecturer was also used as supporting data. The result showed that most of the students prefer to be given the e-feedback to assess their essay instead of the traditional one. This study also reveals high expectation to the use of vary electronic media from the students, therefore future implication is clearly derived to the creativity of writing lecturer so that the students will be more motivated and surely improved in terms of structural and content aspects of writing.
Pelatihan dan Simulasi IELTS bagi Mahasiswa dan Dosen di Lingkungan Fakultas Pendidikan dan Keguruan Program Studi Bahasa Inggris Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda Fitriana, Rinda; Nur, Dedi Rahman; Arbain, Arbain
Jurnal Abdimas Mahakam Vol 1, No 2 (2017): Juni
Publisher : Institute for Research and Community Services (LPPM)

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (410.517 KB) | DOI: 10.24903/jam.v1i2.241

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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) merupakan tes kecakapan Bahasa Inggris terstandar yang menjadi prasyarat untuk melanjutkan studi atau berkerja di luar negeri. Penting bagi Mahasiswa dan Dosen FKIP Bahasa Inggris di Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam untuk mengetahui tes IELTS ini, mempertimbangkan kebutuhan mereka untuk melanjutkan studi dan atau berkerja di luar negeri. Hasil tes IELTS ini dapat diterima di hampir seluruh Negara. Namun, karena tingkat kesulitan tes ini cukup tinggi begitu pula dengan biaya mengikuti tes ini, maka diperlukan persiapan yang matang sebelum mengambil tes IELTS. Oleh karena itu, pelatihan ini dilaksanakan untuk merespon kebutuhan siswa dan dosen dalam perkenalan dan persiapan untuk mengambil tes IELTS.Kegiatan pengabdian masyarakat ini dilakukan dengan cara menyelengarakan pelatihan dan simulasi yang terbagi dalam dua hari. Hari pertama, tanggal 13 Mei 2017, diperuntukkan bagi mahasiswa FKIP Pendidikan bahasa Inggris, dari jam 9.00 – 14.00. Sementara itu, pelatihan dan simulasi IELTS untuk Dosen FKIP Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris dilaksanakan tanggal 10 Juli 2017, dari jam 8.00 – 16.30. Kedua acara ini dilaksanakan di Ruang Laboratorium Bahasa Universitas Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda. Jl Wahid Hasyim. Mahasiswa yang terdaftar saat proses registrasi adalah 38 orang, namun yang hadir adalah 28 orang. Sementar itu, untuk peserta Dosen, yang diundang adalah 15 orang, dan yang hadir adalah 5 orang.Kegiatan ini berakhir di tanggal 10 Juli 2017. Adapun outcomes berdasarkan hasil simulasi IELTS, rata-rata mahasiswa memperoleh Band 4, sementara para Dosen memperoleh rata-rata Band 5,yang berarti kemampuan kecakapan berbahasa Inggris mahasiswa dan dosen masih memadai namun belum cukup untuk bertahan dalam mengikuti perkuliahan di luar negeri. Dari hasil tes essay, terlihat bahwa Dosen dan Mahasiswa masih memiliki kesulitan dalam membuat Essay akademik dalam waktu terbatas (60 menit). Sehingga, pelatihan khusus untuk memperbaiki keahlian menulis akademis diperlukan tindak lanjut.
THE HURDLES OF THE TEACHER IN THE PRACTICE OF TARGET LANGUAGE IN THE INDONESIAN EFL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Rachman, Dzul; Nur, Dedi Rahman; Sunarti, Sunarti; Puspita, Rani Herning
ACITYA Journal of Teaching & Education Vol 1 No 1 (2019): ACITYA JOURNAL OF TEACHING & EDUCATION
Publisher : Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur

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In teaching learning process, the target language is an important thing which has been noticed by the teacher. The phenomenon about misunderstanding language is not only occurring in daily life with soft conversation but also in the formal education. In education event, when the teacher teaches students in the classroom, they use target language during activities. The aims of this study were to describe the teacher’s hurdles in using target language at first grade of Junior high school and how the teacher delivered instruction by using target language at EFL class. This study used a descriptive qualitative approach. This study used a qualitative description. Five English teachers were involved. The researcher collected the data as interview, and observation. Referring to the finding of the study, based on result of interview found the teachers problems used target language in teaching learning process, such as; the low vocabulary of the students, the ability of English skill of the students, the situation in the classroom did not support the use of target language, the time was not effective. Based on the findings of classroom observation in classroom the teacher delivered used the target language in simple sentence on greeting, giving instruction, asking question, delivering materials and closing.
Evaluation on senior high school English textbooks Winimurti, Yosyie Azharia; Nur, Dedi Rahman
Journal of English Language and Pedagogy Vol 2, No 2 (2019)
Publisher : Direktorat Pascasarjana Pendidikan, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.36597/jelp.v2i2.4530

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In Indonesia, English teachers use textbooks to help students in the teaching-learning process and use it as a self-help resource to get rich input in learning. To improve the quality of English language teaching in Indonesia, this research was conducted to measure whether the three books used in Senior High School, i.e. ?Bahasa Inggris?, ?Pathway to English?, and ?Outcomes Upper Intermediate? are right or not. This research used Alan Cunningsworth?s theory on excellent textbook and tried to find the strengths and weaknesses of the three books based on the given methods above. The study was conducted using evaluation research to evaluate the three English textbooks used by some schools in Yogyakarta. Evaluation steps included taking some samples from the books to see whether they meet the criteria of good textbooks that the researcher developed based on Cunningsworth?s framework. The research found out that Bahasa Inggris meets five standards: aims and approaches, design and organisation, topic, teachers? book, and political consideration. Pathway to English meets four standards of excellent textbook by Cunningsworth: aims and approaches, design and organisation, teachers? book, and political attention. Outcomes Upper Intermediate matches five principles of excellent manual by Cunningsworth: goals and methods, design and organisation, skills, topic, and teachers? book. The researcher also found out that the strengths and weaknesses of ?Bahasa Inggris?, ?Pathway to English?, and ?Outcomes Upper Intermediate?. From the findings above, the researcher suggests the teacher use three textbooks in the teaching-learning process because three books meet the criteria in a good book.