Maria Teodora Ping, Maria Teodora
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English Department Students’ Beliefs Towards Plurilingualism And Its Influence on English Academic Achievement and Language Learning Styles In Mulawarman University Fahmimroah, Feti; Ping, Maria Teodora; Setiawan, Iwan
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

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This study aimed at investigating the correlation between students’ beliefs towards plurilingualism with their English academic achievement and language learning styles both from quantitative and qualitative perspectives. A mixed method was used in this study and the researcher took students from the sixth semester of English department. To collect the data, the researcher distributed questionnaire and conducted interview. From the regression calculation, it was revealed that students’ beliefs towards plurilingualism correlated with their English academic achievement and language learning styles. Furthermore, from the interview, students’ views towards people who have the ability in many languages and their self-confidence from the aspects of belief towards plurilingualism held an important role for students’ English academic achievement. In addition, the students’ beliefs towards plurilingualism influenced their language learning styles, especially the frequency of the students English use in campus environment, whether inside or outside the classroom.
IMPLEMENTING CONCEPT MAPPING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ DESCRIPTIVE WRITING ABILITY Rubiyah, Rubiyah; Ping, Maria Teodora; Syamdianita, Syamdianita
LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching Vol 21, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : English Education Study Programme of Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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This Classroom Action Research aimed at investigating the implementation of Concept Mapping Technique to improve students’ descriptive writing ability. The research was conducted in two cycles at SMP Negeri 21 Samarinda, with 37 seventh grade students participating. In this research, there was one teacher- researcher who implemented the technique and there were two collaborators who did the observation. The data were collected both quantitatively and qualitatively by using writing assessment, interview guide, observation sheets and field notes. The findings showed that: 1) there was an improvement in the students’ descriptive writing average scores at the end of the second research cycle; 2) the implementation of the concept mapping technique was done properly by the teacher- researcher; 3) the concept mapping technique delivered through collaborative working improved the participation of the students in the teaching and learning process. Since all the criteria of success in this research were fulfilled by the end of the second cycle, it could be concluded that this classroom action research was successfully implemented and the technique proposed could very well improve the skills being targeted.DOI: doi.org/10.24071/llt.2018.210107
RHETORIC IN NEWS ARTICLES OF TVRI BROADCAST OF ‘KALTIM THIS WEEK’ Herlina, Yesi; Budiharso, Teguh; Ping, Maria Teodora
IJOLTL: Indonesian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistics Vol 2, No 1 (2017): January 2017
Publisher : Center of Language and Cultural Studies

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This study reported rhetorical style used in a news article to broadcast in TV RI of Kaltim This Week, specifying three kinds of styles: climax, cause, and effect.  This study used content analysis, identifying 10 articles available in the broadcast services.  The study revealed that three parts of rhetorical organization of news writing for broadcasting: climax part, cause part, and effect part were present in the news articles of Kaltim This Week. Climax parts appeared at the beginning of the writing. Irrelevant climax part happened as the editor put his/her subjective conclusion toward the story. The cause parts giving reasons and supporting facts were found in the middle of news articles. The absence of cause part was because the editor explained detailed information so he/she became unfocused to the reason. The effect parts were well presented in the news articles. 
DIALOGIC READING AS A POTENTIAL ACTIVITY TO FACILITATE THE LEARNING OF LISTENING AND SPEAKING SKILLS Ping, Maria Teodora
Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts (TLEMC) Vol 1, No 1 (2017): Teaching and Learning English in Multicultural Contexts
Publisher : Siliwangi University

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This paper will address the potentials of implementing a modified version of a particular shared book reading activity called ‘Dialogic Reading’ as an alternative activity to facilitate the learning of listening and speaking skills of EFL learners. Dialogic reading itself is defined as a form of shared book reading activity in the form of a dialogue between the readers (usually between or among adults and children, both in a one-on-one or a small group reading setting). To date, the existing studies have indicated that Dialogic Reading is an effective activity for young learners to learn basic reading skills, vocabulary, oral language and narrative skills (Whitehurst, 1992; Zevenbergen & Whitehurst, 2002; Ping, 2014; Ping & Syamdianita, 2015). However, considering the highly interactive, input-rich, multimodal learning environment that Dialogic Reading brings, this activity can also possibly be adapted and modified to facilitate the learning of listening and speaking skills for learners of different age groups and levels. Therefore, in this talk, I will discuss firstly the conceptual framework and then report the recent empirical study on the implementation of Dialogic Reading to improve young adult EFL learners’ receptive and productive skills I have been conducting starting early this year.