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Padlet as Media to Improve Writing Mastery of English Department Students of Uniska 2015-2016

Lestari, Pritantina Yuni, Kurniawan, Erwin Hari

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 2, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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Multimedia has been spread out and used by many students in their live, but it is rarely to use multimedia as one of media used in teaching learning process. The objective of this study is to know whether the use of Padlet as media can improve students’ descriptive writing mastery of students of English Department of Uniska in the third semester. The research design used is Classroom Action Research consisting of two cycles. Each cycles consisted of three opportunities for students to have interaction using Padlet. The cycle consisted of planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The instruments used in this research were observation check list and writing test using Padlet. Padlet was introduced from the first time of teaching learning process in the class and the following interactions were using Padlet without having direct interaction in the classroom. The first cycle was not successful because of the students got difficulty in managing time in accessing Padlet and some errors in their grammatical used. Then in the second cycle, the result showed that 18 from 20 students passed the minimum score and all students did all assignment using Padlet. From the result, it can be concluded that the implementation Padlet as media can improve students’ writing mastery. Keywords: Padlet, writing mastery, descriptive writing

Using Crossword Puzzle to increase Students’ Vocabularies for Writing Skill in Descriptive Text

Rusmawan, Putu Ngurah

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 2, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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The purpose of the study is to know using media puzzle improve the students writing descriptive text for the second graders at SMP Negeri 5 Pasuruan. The researcher used a classroom action research. This research was conducted on April 05th 2017 to May 06th 2017. To get the information about the implementation of the crossword puzzle in descriptive text for writing skill, the researcher used interview, observation, questionnaire, test and documentation. The result of the test at the end of the first cycle showed that 26 students got under 76. It was not successful because it was still below criteria of success which required at least 76 as minimum score. In the cycle two, there were 27 students who got at least or more 76. It can be concluded that all students got the criteria of success, which required at least 76 as the minimum score. Finally, it can be concluded that the result of this research showed that using crossword puzzle can improve the students’ writing skill in teaching learning English. It can help the students to memorize the material easily and it can give positive effect for the students Keywords: Writing, Descriptive, Crossword Puzzle.

Strategies in Learning and Techniques in Teaching English Speaking

Noviyenty, Leffi

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 2, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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Learning how to speak English fluently and accurately is always a grand task for foreign students. Strategies in learning to speak as one of important factors of speaking skill should be considered not only by foreign students but also the teachers. Students’ strategies in learning to speak English should be in balance with teachers’ techniques in teaching students to speak English. Both affect the improvement of students’ ability in speaking English. This research is descriptive which tries to describe and elaborate the students of SMAN 1 Curup’s strategies in learning to speak English and their English techniques in teaching them to speak. There were 47 third year students selected as the sample from 8 classes and 7 English teachers. The instruments used in this study were questionnaire which were given both to the students and teachers with different items and also interview guidance. The findings showed that the strategies used by SMAN 1 Curup’s students in learning to speak English were classified into metacognitive strategies, cognitive strategies, social strategies, and affective strategies. The English teacher techniques in teaching student were roleplay, group presentation, group discussion, speech competition, dialogues, direct correction, speaking in group, debate competition, games, and listening song. Keyword : Students’ Strategies, Speaking, Teachers’ Techniques

Peer Assessment in Facebook Comment Column about One Topic in Writing II Subject of the Fourth Semester Students of Sriwijaya University English Study Program

Inderawati, Rita, Hafiz Pratama, Ahmad, A. Loeneto, Bambang

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 2, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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The objectives of this study were to find out (1) the completeness of the students’ comments on Facebook, (2) the quality of the students’ comments, and (3) the percentage of how well the students identified the characters of a good paragraph. The population of this study was the fourth-semester Palembang class students of English Education Study Program 2013 of Sriwijaya University. The sample of the study was 48 students that were selected by using total sampling technique. The data were collected from the students’ comments on Facebook of Writing II class in the academic year 2015 and analyzed by using two rubrics containing scoring systems. The results showed that the completeness in giving comments on the Facebook group could be categorized into a very good category with the final score was 10. While, the quality of the comment from the students was also Good with the final score was 15.56. The percentage of how well the students identified the characters of a good paragraph was 83.33% in very good level, 10.41 % in good level and 6.25 % in average level. Overall, the final score of the students’ comments from those three research questions were average with the score was 9.85. It can be concluded that the students’ comments on Facebook Comment Column in Writing II Class in the academic year 2015 was average. Keywords: academic writing; Facebook; peer comments

Teacher’ Guideline in Designing English Materials in Curriculum 2013

Edy, Sarwo, Rimadanti, Uci Sherly

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 2, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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The objectives of this research were knowing the guidelines used by the teachers and describing how the teachers implemented the guidelines in designing English materials in curriculum 2013. The researcher chose descriptive study as the kind of research and presented the results in qualitative way. There were five teachers from some Senior High Schools who had participated as the subjects of the research. The researcher used document analysis and interview to collect the data. Document analysis was used to know what the guidelines used by the teachers in designing English materials were. Then, interview was used to collect the detailed qualitative data expressed in the respondents’ own words in order to describe the implementation of guidelines by the teachers in designing English materials. The results of this research, based on Howard and Major’s theory, showed that the teachers used thirteen guidelines and did not use three guidelines in designing English materials. Next, the teachers implemented the guidelines by using syllabus as a guidance, and the materials were designed based on students’ experiences, realities and ages. Based on the results of this research, the researcher suggested the teachers to pay more attention to the guidelines provided, because it is important to make the materials which you designed suitable with the standards in syllabus and students’ needs.

Approach and Methods on TEFL: Inquiry-Based Language Learning (IBLL)

Rejeki, Sri

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 1, No 2 (2017)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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This paper aims at explaining the theoretical based and the implementation of Inquiry-Based Language Learning particularly in Indonesia. IBLL is not quite familiar in Indonesian context especially in educational field. In other hand, Curriculum 2013 is very popular in this country although both of them are related each other. This curriculum adopted the concept of IBLL in which it encourages the students to construct the knowledge. Based on the principle of inquiry, the students supported by the teacher and peers try to answer the questions coming from themselves. These answers will help them in constructing the knowledge. IBLL is completely useful in promoting long life education that enables them to continue the quest for knowledge throughout life.

Authentic Material and Interactive Activities in EFL Classroom

Arianie, Masita

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 1, No 2 (2017)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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Abstract Actively engaging EFL learners in the classroom will help them think more deeply about the course content, bring additional energy to the classroom, and help identify the extent to which they may be struggling with the material. Yet, some teachers of English are having problem to engage students’ attention. Incorparating authentic material and interactive activities such as jigsaw reading and group discussion can be alternative ways to deliver the materials.The purpose of this paper is to highlight interactive activities which can motivate students and increase their interest in leaning English in EFL classroom. Keyword: authentic material, interactive activities and EFL classroom

Behaviorism and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Budiman, Asep

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 1, No 2 (2017)
Publisher : Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri (STAIN) Curup

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ABSTRACT This paper aims at exploring in details about one of the left language learning theoriesnamely Behaviorism. Behaviorism, as how it is today, is gradually left behind since there are many new theories of language learning. Regarding this issue, it is very important to ensure that actually Behaviorism is still useful in certain teaching and learning activities in the classroom. This review investigates behaviorism methodology having advantages in learning a language in the classroom. This review also observes the critics of behaviorism and its weaknesses in a learning environment. This inquiry concentrates on the view point of B.F. Skinner, one of the most outspoken behaviorism psychologist and his experimentations about animals. The notion of antimentalism of behaviorism also discussed in the process. Keywords: Behaviorism Theory, Foreign Language, Teaching Methodology

Utilizing Preservice English Teachers Strategies and Classroom Management at Junior High School in Rejang Lebong Regency

Apriani, Eka

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 1, No 2 (2017)
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ABSTRACT The objective of this research is aimed to know what are the most strategies and classroom management which are used by Preservice English Teacher at STAIN Curup in the academic year 2016/2017. The total of English Teacher was 7 teachers which as cooperating teacher of 17 preservice English Teacher. The types of english teaching strategies used by preservive English teacher were: (1) Task-Based Language Learning (100%) and (2) Cooperative Learning (100%); (3) Grapic Organizers (29%); (4) Technology (5.8%); (5) Roleplay (5.8%); (6) Storytelling (11.7%); (7) Vocabulary Building (11.7%); (8) Summarizing and Notetaking (5.8%); and (9) Analysis of Student Work (5.8%). The most strategies used by preservice english teacher (>50%) were Task-Based Language Learning and Cooperative Learning (100%). The types of classroom management used by preservive English teacher were: (1) Maintaning Discipline (58.5%), (2) giving feedback (100%), and classroom interaction (17.6%). The most classroom management used by preservice english teacher (>50%) were giving feedback and maintaning discipline. Keywords: Classroom Management, Presrvice English Teacher, Teaching Strategies

Early Speech Acts in Child Language

Vintoni, Aridem

ENGLISH FRANCA : Academic Journal of English Language and Education Vol 1, No 2 (2017)
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Abstract Each utterance is designed to serve a specific function. It may be meant to inform the listeners, warn them, order them to do something, question them about the fact, or thank them for a gift or act of kindness. All of these speech acts are called as the communicative functions of language or the functions of speech acts. Therefore, in communicating, people do not just “say things”, but also perform certain “actions”.In the process of language development in children, the development of the language functions or speech acts (i.e. illocutionary speech acts) occur simultaneously with the development of linguistics aspects of language (phonemes or sounds, morpheme, words, and sentences) in each stages of language development. The development began early from infants start to babble, produce single-word utterances, until they produced more complex sentences. However, how is the process of the evolution at the early stage of child language development? How do children use their language at the early stage of the development?In this short paper, the writer describes thesome forms of speech acts produced by children.