Indonesian Journal of English Teaching (IJET) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published biannually by Department of English Teacher Education, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya. The journal is committed to ensuring that each issue contains a blend of voices, including public and private school educators from elementary, middle, high school, madrasah, and university perspectives.
In this article a brief exposition of what open education resources is presented. The article begins by presenting the general idea of what OER is then move to the possible benefits and challenges to the OER for teaching and learning. Efforts to address the possible challenges in OER are also presented as well as the places where OER can be sought. In the end of the article samples of possible scenario of how to use the OER for teaching learning process are also detailed.
Writing is considered as a complicated and difficult skill to be mastered by the students. Several difficulties are found in learning of descriptive writing. Dealing with the case, the research questions are proposed as follows: (1) How is âPut Yourself in the Pictureâ activity implemented by the teacher in teaching descriptive texts? and (2) How are the results of the students in writing descriptive texts in the aspects of grammar, vocabulary, content and organization through the implementation of âPut Yourself in the Pictureâ activity? This research is qualitative design in which the researcher acted as the observer to collect information as the evidences in the writing class to find the teacherâs and studentsâ activities in implementing âPut Yourself in the Pictureâ activity in the three stages of teaching learning process in writing descriptive texts. The results of the research showed that the teacher and the students implemented âPut Yourself in the Pictureâ activity in some of the these activities, as follows: (1) introducing the essay topic; (2) listing the words or phrases relating to the topic; (3) Making sentences based on the listed ideas; (4) identifying the generic structures and language features of descriptive text; (5) Writing the descriptive text; (6) Making groups and giving feedbacks of the writingâ results; (7) Editing and re writing the final drafts. Besides, the studentsâ learning writing progresses are described into five categories. They are (1) very good studentâs score category; (2) good studentâs score category; (3) fair studentâs score category; (4) poor studentâs score category; and (5) very poor studentâ score category. These criteria are based on the studentsâ writing results analyzed in the aspects of grammar, vocabulary, content, and organization.
Vocabulary is an important aspect in the process of learning English because it is needed by the students when they are learning English language skills. Therefore, teaching English in primary schools are held to provide students a larger amount of vocabulary than what they probably have before. This research is designed to improve the studentsâ vocabulary as well as their Tahajjud (night prayer) habit using Chain SMS sent during Tahajjud time. The method was selected because it was believed to be able overcome the problem of limited time at school and allow students to memorize vocabulary gradually since they will learn after they have enough rest and after they did they tahajjud prayer. This is a a Classroom Action Research (CAR) designed in two cycles. The subjects of this research were 29 students of the fifth grade of MI Al Mubarok Wangkal in the 2014/2015 academic year. The data of this research study were obtained through vocabulary test documentation. The findings of this research indicated that the Chain SMS in Tahajjud time was successful in improving both the studentsâ ability in vocabulary and the studentsâ Tahajjud habit. The improvement can be seen from the increase of studentsâ scores and the studentsâ individual score percentage from preliminary study to Cycle 2 both for vocabulary achievement and Tahajjud prayer habit.
The purpose of this study is to know the studentsâ process in formulating research question in writing 4 (proposal) and also to know their reason why they choose that steps in formulating research question. This study used qualitative design and chooses descriptive methods to describe the data in this study. The researcher used interview guidelines gained the data through semi structured interview. This study used all of students in English Teacher Education Department in academic years 2012. The numbers of students in this study are 80 students. After gained the data from interview, the researcher used coding to classify the data, then used theory to assess whether the studentsâ process in formulating research question is appropriate with the theory or not. The result shows that there are 7 types in formulating research question (from title, problem, journal, thesis, issue, topic and consulting to their lecturer). From each type, the researchers conclude that there was some students just follow 1 step in good process of formulating research question. There was one student just follow the first step (choose an interesting topic) in formulating research question. The others, just follow the second step (Do some preliminary research in your general topic). There was no student used all of good process in formulating research question. So the researchers conclude that there was no students at English Teacher Education Department Students follow good process in formulating research question.
This study examines a range of learning activities used in teaching English and identifies those that students see as most helpful. The instrument used in this study was a questionnaire adopted from Willing (1988). Some modification had been made to meet the purpose of this study. The questionnaire consists of two parts. Part 1 is ethnographic data in terms of the participantsâ gender and field of study. Part 2 consists several items comprises studentsâ preferred activities in learning English. Students are asked to rank the activities of each category by circling one number. Circling number 1 means it is not helpful /preferable, while circling number 4 means it is very helpful /preferable for them. Then, all the responses were analyzed using SPSS Professional Statistics.The study suggests a number of pedagogical implication for English teaching and learning for non-English department students at universities in Indonesia. The finding suggests that teachers should take preferred activities into account when they are teaching. In addition, the study also proposed some suggestions for further research. These suggestions state the need to conduct research which involves more participants to confirm the results of the current study.
The complexities of skills in the Pronunciation created many hindrances for the students in mastering the Pronunciation Practice subject. Most of the first semester students of Adi Buana University were failed during the mid test since they have very little background knowledge of the Pronunciation skills and they tend to get bored during the teaching and learning activities. The writer tried to apply the story telling technique in the middle of the semester to foster the pronunciation skills to the first semester undergraduate students of English Department as well as to arouse the studentsâ motivation in learning pronunciation. The writer used questionnaire to collect the data and each item in the questionnaire was analyzed and calculated then presented in the percentage to find out the studentsâ perception toward the use of story-telling technique. The result showed a significant progress on the final test score of the students and it also gave a good impact toward the studentsâ motivation in learning Pronunciation.
This study focuses on how the implementation of DL in teaching report writing for junior high school students based on 2013 curriculum. It has three research questions: (1)how is the implementation of DL in teaching report writing, (2) how are the studentsâ responses towards DL during the teaching learning of report writing, (3) how is the studentsâ writing report after taught by implementation of DL.This study used qualitative research. It focuses on natural setting, has an interest in meaning, the perspective emphasizes on a process, concern with an inductive analysis and grounded theory. The data collection techniques are observation and interview to anstablewer the first and second research questions, and documentation to answer first and third research questions.The result of this study reveals when teaching report writing, the teacher implements DL which is relevant and appropriate with the theories. He uses six steps, (1) stimulation (2) problem statement (3) data collection (4) data processing (5) verification (6) generalization. The studentsâ responses are positive in five steps, except data processing, the studentsâ response is negative, because of limited time. In all of the writing, the teacher gives his comments. It makes students pay attention to their result, and know their mistakes as motivational correction for them. All of studentsâ score isstill high of the standard score.
Having cultural awareness deals much more with onesâ ability to face global interaction and to communicate appropriately, and thus, is crutial for students taking micro-teaching class of ETED UIN Surabaya as English teacher candidates. To gain meaningful English teaching, ETED students need to highlight that language learning without involving any cultural contents means nothing. This paper is a literature review of the bigger study which aims to examine the level of Studentsâ cultural awareness in micro teaching class of English Teacher Education Department and the strategies that are used by students of micro teaching class to incorporate cultural aspect into their English language teaching.
This study is aimed to know how the quality of second grade senior high school Sekolah Indonesia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia English language testing like in term of content validity, index of difficulty, index of discrimination, and the effectiveness of distracters. The design used in this study is a qualitative research. Qualitative in this research is descriptive research. Then, use quantitative descriptive research to calculate and compute the data to prove the qualitative data and conclude the result of this research. The object of this research is second grade of senior high school of Sekolah Indonesia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and only focus in multiple choice test items. The sample of this research is second grade of Science class and second grade of Social class which conclude all students in the class. The result of this study reported that the English language testing has good content validity. It also reported that the index of difficulty of the English language testing are acceptable. Besides, the index of discrimination of this test is satisfactory. Moreover, it has good distracters.