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Getsempena English Education Journal
Getsempena English Education Journal (e-ISSN 2502-6801) is a periodical scientific publication dedicated to lecturers, students and educational observers to disseminate relevant research, thought and research results in the field of English. Any visitor to this site can browse abstracts, read journal contents and download PDF files.
Articles by issue : Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
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THE USE OF SKIMMING TECHNIQUE IN STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION

Rusmiati, Rusmiati ( STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena ) , Ghafura, Arsyi ( STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh

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Reading is a greatly necessary expertise to comprehend by English language learners. It is the ability to recognize the meaning from a text as intended by the writer. The reason for teaching reading to the students is because it belongs to the basic language skill in English. Students are expected to be able to read text book written in English because it is a foreign language for Indonesian students. It means that to understand the materials, the students must have the ability to look at and get the meaning of written text. Therefore, reading is very important to teach to students. This study aimed to find out whether the use of skimming technique in students’ reading comprehension is effective. The population of the study was 26 students, so all of them were used as the sample. The study was quantitative method which applies statistical formula in analyzing the data. The finding showed that skimming technique improved students’ reading comprehension. It can be seen from the result of t-test and t-table. The former is 12,087 and the latter is 2,06. As t-test was greater than t-table, it can be concluded that alternative hypothesis (Ha) is accepted and null hypothesis (Ho) is rejected. Ha states that skimming technique improves students’ reading comprehension.Keywords: reading comprehension, skimming technique

THE LEXICAL PROCESS OF ACEHNESE BORROWING

Rizka, Budi ( Iskandar Muda University )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh

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The aims of this study were to analyze the process of lexical borrowing in Acehnese. The subjects of the study were 30 textbooks in Acehnese language of Language Centre of Aceh. Qualitative method is the way to find the data with useful the interactive model as its analyzing done. The finding of lexical process of borrowing in Acehnese was found three types, they are loan-words which adopt 57 lexicons, loan-blend adopts 101 lexicons, and loan-translation adopts the 19 lexicons.  The adoption of Acehnese lexical has 177 lexicons where percentage of lexical borrowing of noun (78.53%), adjective (15.25%), verb (5.09%), and adverb (1.13%) similarly that the noun is the largest count in borrowing process of any aspect such politic, industry, or religion.Keywords: lexical process, borrowing, Acehnese.

THE ANALYSIS OF SYNTACTICAL INTERFERENCE IN ENGLISH PHRASES IN STUDENTS’ WRITING (A Descriptive Study at the Second Grade Students of SMP 2 Kuta Baro, Aceh Besar)

Chaira, Salwa ( STIKES Bina Nusantara Idi ) , Topan, Diana ( Universitas Iskandarmuda )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh

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This qualitative-descriptive research attempts to describe Indonesian interference in building English phrases in writing. The research was undertaken to the second year students of SMP 2 Kuta Baro, Aceh Besar. This study aims to verify the Indonesian interference made by students in English phrases. The data were collected through document analysis which then the sample was selected to be analyzed. The sample of this study was twelve narrative texts composed by the students. The finding of data analysis reveals that there are some syntactical interference samples made by them as in scenery roads, voice strange, morning Sunday, water bath, garden flower, and advice future. These are resulted from Indonesian interference because they applied Indonesian structure in building English phrases. In conclusion, the research result shows that the students have lack of grammar knowledge in constructing English phrases. Therefore, they borrow Indonesian structure as a solution for their difficulties. For this reason, the teaching should focus more on how to build English phrases correctly by giving many samples of nounʸ + nounˣ (where nounˣ means head and nounʸ means modifier) pattern all well as explaining the rule in English as the target language they are learning. It hopes that they will not transfer the Indonesian pattern when they are writing in English.Keywords: interference, syntactical, phrases

WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS WANT? A CASE STUDY OF EFL SPEAKING STUDENTS’ VIEW OF ACTIVITIES IN SPEAKING CLASSROOM

Qamariah, Hijjatul ( STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh

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Students’ beliefs or perspectives have been essential inputs for reflection and improvement of the teaching and learning of English. Knowing their interest and what they want will lead to a better and effective teaching and learning process. Thus, this case study attempted to find out the students’ view of activities in the speaking classroom. Students’ perspective and ideas toward activities, teachers’ role and students’ interest in topic and materials in speaking classroom are identified. To achieve this objective, 12 students were involved. The data were obtained through the interviews with the students who took speaking class. The interview was conducted by using focus group interview. Findings revealed that most of communicative activities such as drama, role play, storytelling, group works, dialogue, etc should be applied in speaking classroom. The involvement of teacher in speaking activities was also crucial, most of the students stated that teacher should make rule and always keep the target of the activities. In addition, teachers should always provide feedback and motivation, and also perform punishment and rewards practice. Results also indicated that in order to be able to speak and think more creative, students suggested authentic materials and familiar but also challenging topics should be provided. Moreover, topic such as current issues, tourism, lifestyle and history were also chosen by them as topics they are interested to learn. Keywords: view, EFL students, speaking, activities

THE USE OF ENGLISH ANIMATED MOVIE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT

Wahyuni, Sri ( STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh

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The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using English animated movie in writing descriptive text and to figure out the students responds in using of English animated movie in their writing descriptive text to the fourth semester of English department at STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena. In this research, there were 12 students that took as a sample. The data was obtained through quantitative and qualitative design method. The quantitative data was taken from the students’ writing score, while qualitative data was obtained from the questionnaire which were distributed to figure out the students respond in using English animated movie in their writing descriptive text. The data collected by using two steps of test, there are pre-test and post-test. The post-test result was 83.5 and the mean of pre-test was 75.25. It meant that the post-test mean is higher than the pre-test, while the score of t-test was 22.88.Keyword: English Animated Movie, Descriptive Text, Writing Skill

COGNITIVE INQUIRY: IS ENGLISH REALLY DIFFICULT FOR SCIENCE STUDENTS?

Rosdiana, Rosdiana ( STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena ) , Mutia Ismail, Nyak ( Syiah Kuala University )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
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Science students are known miserable in coping very well with language, especially English. This study searched for the truth of this proposition by evaluating the formative test items for senior high-school level used in a science-based school in Aceh, Indonesia. The sources of this study were 150 questions and 35 students’ answers on the pertaining tests for three different grades. The objective of this study was to find out the item facility and distractors’ efficiency of each test item used for science students in their formative test. Methodology deployed was qualitative approach using content analysis in the scope of finding the item facility and distractors’ efficiency for the test items. The result depicted that 84% of the items are in the ‘easy’ index, and 11% in ‘moderate’ index, and 4% ‘difficult’ index. Then, the data show that only 17% of the distractors’ are efficient. The conclusion is that the formative test items are, indeed, easy for science students but with one condition: most of the distractors do not work properly for their cognitive level. Keywords: Cognitive domain, science students, language tests, language assessments, item analysis.

AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN STUDYING ENGLISH (A SURVEY STUDY AT UIN AR-RANIRY BANDA ACEH)

Fachraini, Siti ( Dosen STKIP BinaBangsaGetsempena )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : STKIP Bina Bangsa Getsempena Banda Aceh

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Motivation is a key concept to be success in learning. Student who has high motivation would do the best in learning even though the materials were felt difficult. On the contrary, student who has low motivation would get bored and be indifferent in learning even though the materials given were so easy. In line with this, this study tried to investigate students’ motivation in learning English, whether they had intrinsic or extrinsic motivation. The study was conducted at English Department of Islamic State University (UIN) Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh. The sample of this study was 142 English students from first, third, fifth and seventh semesters. This study was a survey method and the technique sampling used in this study was random sampling. Furthermore, the instrument used to collect the data is questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of 10 questions in which question 1-5 are questions for intrinsic motivation and question 6-7 are questions for extrinsic motivation. The result of this study shows that the total mean score of intrinsic motivation is higher than the total mean score of extrinsic motivation 4.08 ˃ 3.21. It means that English students at UIN Ar-Raniry had higher intrinsic motivation than extrinsic motivation in learning English. In other words, the motivation to learn English that comes from inside students was bigger than the motivation comes from outside students.Keywords: Motivation, English Students

LEARNING AUTONOMY AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR INDONESIAN EFL LEARNERS

Fidyati, Fidyati ( University of Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe )

Getsempena English Education Journal Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
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The promotion of autonomy-based approaches to language learning has been increasingly applied in many countries, including Indonesia. This paper presents some recent theoretical studies on promoting English as Foreign Language (EFL) independent learning in several countries including Indonesia through the utilization of means and resources. Using media and technology through the Personal Learning Environment (PLE), computer-based materials, portfolio, and exposure to English Language resources has helped students in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Taiwan, and Indonesia where learning autonomy in English language learning is promoted. The writer also found out significance in promoting learners autonomy regarding Indonesian education practices and socio-cultural beliefs and traditions. The need for autonomy suggests several strategies that should be promoted to Indonesian EFL learners so that their autonomy is well enhanced. This paper argues that autonomous learning is a good model for Indonesian EFL learners and should be considered as a premier strategy to enhance their English proficiency.