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English Community Journal
ISSN : 2549009     EISSN : 25797378     DOI : -
Core Subject : Education,
English Community Journal is a journal of English Education Journal of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education at Universitas Muhammadiyah Palembang. English Community Journal includes articles of English Education and published in twice a year, march and September. English Community Journal focusses on teachers, lecturers, students, reseacrhers who consentrate in English Education. Writing articles focusses on English Community Journal template.
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USING THINK-PAIR-SHARE TO IMPROVE SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SECOND SEMESTER ENGLISH STUDY PROGRAM OF TRIDINANTI UNIVERSITY PALEMBANG Manurung, Jenny Elvinna
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2017): English Community Journal
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The study aimed at improving the speaking achievement of the second semester students of Tridinanti Palembang by using Think-Pair-Share strategy (TPR). This study was an action research study. The steps in conducting the study were planning, actions and observation of action and reflections. The population of the study was all of the second semester students of Tridinanti University in the academic year 2016/2017. The sample used one class (10students). The data collections used by the researcher were tests and observation. The learning improvement indicators included in two things; (1) learning achievement, (2) teaching and learning process. In the study, the implementation was conducted into two cycles. The results showed that the average score of students’ speaking achievement was 66 in cycle I and the observation result was 62.82. The result had not been reached the target yet that was >70. At least more than 85% students could achieve the score above 70. Thus, cycle II was necessary to be implemented. In cycle II, the average score of speaking test was 81and the observation result was 81.06. The students had reached the target and the cycle was stopped. In conclusion, the implementation of TPR had brought significant improvement to the students’ speaking achievement.
THE USE OF CLUSTERING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ SKILL IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH Sari, Farnia; Wahyuni, Sri
English Community Journal Vol 2, No 1 (2018): English Community Journal
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Writing process involves thinking and creative skills. To stimulate the students’ thoughts to express their ideas, clustering technique is effective brainstorming activity to help the students explore their ideas and write consistently. Thus, the objective of this study is to find out whether or not there is any significant difference between the students who were taught in writing descriptive paragraph through Clustering Technique and those who were not. The population of this study was all of the eighth grade students of SMP Srijaya Negara Palembang in academic year 2016/2017. There were three classes that consist of 113 students. The samples of this study were VIII C as a control group and VIII B as an experimental group. This study was conducted by using quasi experimental method with nonequivalent control group design. Then, the data were analyzed by using paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. The result of independent sample t-test shows that the value of sig. (2-tailed) was 0.00 < 0.05 in the level of significant 0.05. While, the value of t-obtained was 5.213 higher than the critical value of t-table was 1.665 with degree of freedom 76. It can be concluded that the null hypothesis was rejected and the alternative hypothesis was accepted. It means that there was any significant difference between the students who were taught in writing descriptive paragraph through Clustering Technique and those who were not.
THE INFLUENCE OF ONLINE READING HABIT ON READING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUHAMMADIYAH 1 OF PALEMBANG Yuliani, Sri; Barokah, Fitri
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2017): English Community Journal
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The Objective of this study was to know whether or not there is a significant influence of online reading habit on reading achievement of the eleventh grade students of Senior High School Muhammadiyah 1 of Palembang. The method of this study was Descriptive method. Next, The population of this study was all the students of the eleventh grade students of senior high school Muhammadiyah 1 of Palembang in academic years 2015/2016 consisted of 475 students. The researcher used the simple random sampling by taking five students every class. In collecting the data, the reseacher used questionnaire and reading test. In analyzing the data, the researcher applied the product moment correlation analysis and simple regression analysis in SPSS 16 software. Based on result of this study indicated that the correlation coefficient was 0.749 and the significant level was 0.01. Since the correlation coefficient obtained in this study was higher than r-table value, it was concluded that there was a correlation between students’ online reading habit and their reading achievement. While the number of significant (2-tailed) obtained was 0.001 which was less than the critical limit of α = 0.05, it means that there was a significant correlation between online reading habit and reading achievement. Based on the regression analysis, it was found that R2= 0.561which implied that 56.1% of the students’reading achievement was contributed by their reading habit.
A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN ENGLISH AND INDONESIAN PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES IN THE DESCRIPTIVE TEXTS OF STUDENT’S TEXTBOOKS Mena, Vera Veti; Saputri, Kurnia
English Community Journal Vol 2, No 1 (2018): English Community Journal
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This study is aimed at describing the kinds of the English and Indonesian prefixes and suffixes mostly found in the descriptive text of student’s and finding the similarities and dissimilarities. The writer used descriptive qualitative research method. To collect the data, the writer used documentation technique. In analyzing the data the writer used descriptive analysis. After investigating the data, the writer found out four types of English prefix; quantified, locative, temporal, and negation prefixes. English suffixes have four types; nominal, verbal, adjectival, and adverbial suffixes, and five types of Indonesian prefixes; forming verb, forming adjectival, forming noun, forming numeral, and there forming interrogative. The writer also found out thirty two prefixes and suffixes words categorized as English Prefixes and Suffixes, and twenty prefixes and suffixes words categorized as English Prefixes and Suffixes. The writer found out the similarities and dissimilarities. The similarities between English Indonesian prefixes and suffixes in the descriptive text were on prefixes in line with quantity, and suffixes in line with nominal, verbal, and adjectival suffixes. While the dissimilarities were on prefixes and suffixes. In English prefixes, there were no types of prefixes that forming verb, adjective, noun, and interrogative. While in Indonesian prefixes, there were no types of prefixes such as locative, temporal, and negation prefixes. In English suffixes there were no forming numeral and interrogative. In Indonesian There was no adverbial suffix.
THE CORRELATION BETWEEN TEACHERS’ WORKING PERIOD AND WORKLOAD AND STUDENTS’ ENGLISH ACHIEVEMENT OF SOME JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN PALEMBANG CITY Septarini, Dian
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2017): English Community Journal
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The Objective of this study is to find out whether or not there is a significant relationship between teachers’ working period and workload and students’ English achievement of some Junior High Schools in Palembang city. The populations of this study were all English teachers and the students of ten Junior High Schools in Palembang. 945 students were taken as the sample by using purposive sampling and for the teachers was also purposive technique sampling. The instrument used in collecting the data were questionnaire for teachers that was used to know the ideal condition of teachers’ working period and workload and documentation of students’ English achievement. The data obtained from the questionaire and students’ grade was analyzed by using Coefficient Contingency on the help of SPSS Package for Windows to assess the contribution of teachers’ working period and workload and students’ English achievement. The obtained chi-square is 14.594, the probability under 0.05 and degree of freedom 4. The chi-square obtained > the value of chi-square table and coefficient contingency value is 0.542. It means that there was a correlation between teachers’ working period and workload and students’ English achievement.
TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION BY USING K.W.L GRAPHIC ORGANIZER TECHNIQUE TO THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OF BINA JAYA PALEMBANG Ria, Nita; Ilma, Ridha
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 2 (2017): English Community Journal
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This study aimed to find out whether or not there was any significant difference in reading comprehension between the eighth grade students of Bina Jaya Junior High School Palembang who were taught by using K.W.L graphic organizer technique and those who were not. Seventy-two eighth graders were the sample of the study.The writers did an experimental method by using quasi-experimental design to the two groups of students. The VIII.3 class became the experimental group and the VIII.2 class was the control group. A reading comprehension test was an instrument to collect the data. The result found that the significant level was 0.000 < 0.05, so that (Ha) was accepted and (Ho) was rejected. So, there was a significant difference on students’ reading comprehension between the eighth grade students of Bina Jaya Junior High School Palembang who were taught by using KWL Graphic Organizer and those who were not.
ENHANCING STUDENTS READING ABILITY THROUGH INQUIRY BASED LEARNING TO EFL STUDENTS Sari, Farnia
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2017): English Community Journal
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IBT techniques is series of activities that involved maximally throughout the students ability to search and investigate in a systematic, critical, logical, analytical, so that they can formulate their own discoveries with confidence the search of knowledge and understanding to satisfy curiosity. IBT technique is also supposed to the teachers be creative to set situations. This method used was quasi experimental design. The purposive sampling technique was used on this study. The data were collected by reading test. The collected data was analyzed by using paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. The results showed that the students reading ability was improved and there was a significant difference between the students who were taught by using IBT and those who were not. With IBT technique encouraged students to take the initiative to have question the phenomenon, to conduct field observations, to analyze the data, and to draw conclusions. Thus, it is to integrate students and synergize various skills of language and different methods.
THE EFFECT OF USING ROLE PLAYS TECHNIQUE AMONG ACCOUNTING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT AT STIE MUHAMMADIYAH BERAU Milarisa, Surti
English Community Journal Vol 2, No 1 (2018): English Community Journal
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The objective of this research is to find out the effect of role play performance on accounting students’ speaking achievement at STIE Muhammadiyah Berau.This research is an experimental research which were consist of 20 collegians as sample. They were taught by using role play technique. The test given was in form of oral performance test. The samples were given pretest before treatment and posttest after treatment. The criteria of scoring were fluency, content and pronunciation. To know the effect of the role plays technique on the collegians’ speaking achievement, t-test was used. The result shows that teaching speaking using role play technique gave positive effect to the students’ speaking ability.
TEACHING VOCABULARY BY USING REALIA (REAL-OBJECT) MEDIA Irawan, Dodi
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2017): English Community Journal
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English is one of scary subject for some students of Indonesia. The students feel afraid to speak in English because of their less word of vocabulary. Realia media is the one simple interesting media that may bring motivation for the student who afraid to study English. Teacher of English can use realia media and bring it in the class to get more attention, and participation of students. In this research, the writer try to focuses on how realia media make significant difference ability of vocabulary to the students. The reserach of this study used a quasi-experimental method the population of this research was taken from the seventh grade Students of SMP Negeri 23 Palembang in the academic of year 2015/2016. Based on the research, it found that there was a significance difference using Realia media in teaching vocabulary. From the result on this research, it was found that there is a significant difference in achievement before and after the treatment in experimental group.
GENDERLECT AFFECTING ON POLITENESS STRATEGIES AND LANGUAGE Arriyani, Nurfisi
English Community Journal Vol 1, No 1 (2017): English Community Journal
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Since language is a system of spoken sounds or conventional symbols for communicating thought, we use language to express our thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc to make a communication. We communicate to other people by using language. Therefore, the way we speak is influenced by the culture belonged to social group where we interact. Language reflects the context in which it is used. People use language differently in formal and casual context. Besides, people adapt their talk to suit their audience and talk differently to children, friends, customers and colleagues. The linguistics’ form will also be affected by the purpose of people’s talk. They use variety of ways to express the ‘same’ message. Thus, this small project was done by interviewing two friends who had ever stayed abroad before, male and female (appendix) to see whether both of them use different politeness strategy in speaking English. They are coming from different origin, thus, the writer also wanted to see whether their L1 and their culture influence ways of their speaking. It is stated on Politeness theory that gender plays more prominently in the field of politeness but politeness theory has ignored the fact that based on gender, women and men will also perform politeness differently and it was proved in this small project. The writer interviewed two interviewees, male and female, by asking them to answer three questions prepared by the writer. The conversation was recorded and the writer analyzed the ways of their speech by listening to the recording. The writer found that both of them did not use any certain politeness strategies. The female friend talked more confident, were better in grammar and did not use more fillers or hedges. Vice versa, the male friend talked nicely, made many mistakes in grammar and use many fillers or hedges.