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Vision: Journal of Language and Foreign Language Learning
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VISION: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning, published twice a year, this journal, serving as a forum for the study of language teaching learning in Indonesia and other parts of the world within its local and challenging global context, supports focused studies of particular theme and interdisciplinary studies. VISION: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning has become a medium of diffusion and exchange of ideas and research findings, so much so that researchers, writers, and readers from various traditions of learning have interacted in the scholarly manner. This journal warmly welcomes contributions from scholars of related disciplines.
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The ICT Used by the English Lecturers for Non English Study Program Students at STAIN Curup Apriani, Eka; Hidayah, Jumatul
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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This research is done by the researcher to investigate kinds of ICT used by English lecturers for non-English Study Program students at IAIN Curup and to investigate the roles of ICT for the English lecturer at IAIN Curup. This research used descriptive quantitative Because the questioner's results were evaluated and explained in the explanatory form.The questionnaire used as the instrument to collect the data. Questionnaire about the ICT used by the English lecturers for non-English Study Program students at IAIN Curup and the role of ICT for English Lecturer. Five processes is used to analyze the data from questionnaires in this research. They are (1) data managing of research result, (2) reading/memoing of result, (3) description of result; (4) classifying of research result and (5) interpreting of research result. The result showed that the lecturers always used three types of ICR in teaching English in the classroom, they were the speaker, educational games, and website resources. The reason for them using three types of ICT because it was easy to use and cheap. In using the ICT, the lecturers have a different opinion about About ICT's role in promoting its learning operations. The use of ICT in the teaching and learning system had 7 (seven) roles. It is about the role of ICT in motivating, attracting, and enhancing the success of learners in studying English.
Attitude of Foreign Language Learners on Nonverbal Communication and Privacy in Communicative Classes Nemati, Azedah
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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Communication has verbal and nonverbal aspects.It has been estimated that 82% of class communication is nonverbal. While the role of nonverbal behavior in English classes is much it is hitherto an unexplored area. One subpart of nonverbal communication is proxemics or space. Combing nonverbal communication and the right to privacy, this article is aimed at exploring the attitude of foreign language students regarding nonverbal communication and privacy right in English classes. A nonverbal questionnaire along with privacy proposed by the researcher was answered by 107 general English participants. Based on their opinion the major findings were that students like, smiling, tidy and on time teachers who explain and illustrate in English classes. However, they do not like to answer questions regarding their personal life such as personal description, identification, health or background. As a result, their privacy right should be observed in communicative English classes.
The Role of Self-Efficacy in Students’ Writing Ability (A Case Study at Second Grade Students of a Senior High School in Indramayu) Yulianawati, Ida
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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This case study aimed at investigating the role of self-efficacy in students’ recount text especially in the area of writing as one of the most difficult skills in learning English. Writing difficulties faced by the students are not only based on their cognitive skill but also their own efficacy beliefs. Three problems can be found related to self-efficacy beliefs in English writing. They are related with confidence to write anxiety, and the third problem is about the students’ interest. The participants of this study are three students from a Senior High School in Indramayu. The data were obtained from three data collection: questionnaire, writing test, and also the interview. The result of this study shows that the participants of this study perceived mastery experience accounted for the greatest proportion in their writing ability. It can be seen from how students rate their confidence and given overall feelings about the way to write successfully. Social persuasions and physiological states also were influential while working on writing. Meanwhile, the common experience did not predict too much in students' writing ability. Ultimately, the results of this research concluded that self-efficacy has an important role in students’ ability in writing.
Enhancing Speaking Skills in the Material of Remedial Learning Through Community Language Learning in SMP Multazam Semarang Muttaqin, Muhamad Zayyinul
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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This paper highlighted how extremely English language learning that sometimes seemed threatening pupils in the classroom where they were unable to express much attention and confidence. They quantitatively got the worst score for this subject due to several aspects that must be comprehended by students: pronunciation, grammatical structure, vocabulary, and intonation. As long as, students participated in the teaching-learning process, they had standardly done all of the assessment. Therefore, teachers here as the facilitator or counselor should redesign the classroom’s atmosphere and its method; instead, it would invite students to show their best performance. Community Language Learning (CLL) displayed how effectively and efficiently English should be taught. Thus, this research is qualitatively reported to observe how CLL was able to increase the students’ speaking skill in the Material of Remedial Learning for students’ eight grade in SMP Multazam with the total number of 26 students. An observation sheet and the score ranking sheet were as data collection to consider the names. A fluency, a pronunciation, an expression, a vocabulary, and content were the instrument to analysis their performance. This study was Classroom Action Research which revealed that the students are comfortable in joining learning’s experience, and its effects to their competence in speaking skill with the amount of enhancement through 2 cycles; post-test 1 and post-test 2.  CLL was considered to be an effective method since it contributed to the prominent effect of speaking skill.
Designing a Midterm Reading Test for Junior High School Students in Semarang: A Practical Experience of a Master Student in TESOL Waliyadin, Waliyadin
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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Designing a test is an uneasy task. It is proven by the fact that many teachers find difficulties in designing a good test. The present article attempts to review the English school exam in Indonesia and present an example of the test design of a midterm reading test for junior high school students in Semarang. To this end, firstly, a sample of test script of the school exam for JHS students in Semarang in the academic year 2017/2018 was reviewed. The review of the test shows that creating a good quality of test items still become a concern for English teachers as they made some grammatical errors. Consecutively, a midterm reading test was also designed and administered in a junior high school in Semarang, Central Java. Then, the test designed was evaluated by considering the validity, reliability, and practicality as suggested by (Brown & Abeywickrama, 2010).  The administration of the test and evaluation show some weaknesses; therefore, the suggestions for the betterment of the test design are also made, such as revising some test items with a very low facility index and negative discrimination index. This study implicates pedagogically the teachers to train students on how to summarize and paraphrase since these skills underrepresented.
Students’ Perspective on Teaching Materials of English for Management Business II In Management Department, Universitas Muria Kudus Nuraeningsih, Nuraeningsih
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 8, No 1 (2019)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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In the era of globalization, people around the world can have interaction for satisfying their goal in any aspect of life, such as business, politics, social and culture, education, etc. for that reason, the need of English proficiency as a global language becomes a priority. Therefore, it is compulsory for all students in formal education to learn it.   In university level, students of the non-English department must study English with varied purposes, depending on their major, at least for two credits. Generally, it is taught to support the basic major or discipline. Consequently, the materials are designed based on their needs, especially later when they get jobs. For this reason, the material adapted is called ESP (English for Specific Purposes) which aims at preparing students to meet the demands of the workplace, i.e. the English skills. It should be more contextual, real life for now and the future. If the material is authentic and in accordance with the needs of learners, they will likely be ready to work as the demands of the employer. With these objectives, the English materials need to be adjusted to the needs of users (stakeholders) so that after graduating from universities, freshmen can directly work or create jobs according to their expertise. This research aims to describe students’ perception of English teaching materials for Management department. A survey was conducted to second-semester students of Management department of Universitas Muria Kudus. The result of the study reveals that the students have a positive perspective on the teaching materials of English for Management Business II. They think affirmatively that the materials have been selected properly in terms of material attraction, usefulness, authenticity, variety, level of difficulty, language skill proportion and the discussed topics. In other words, the materials are appropriate for satisfying Management department students’ need to prepare their future. The implication is the materials should be revised by adding more reading texts of Business English and providing more vocabulary tasks in the real context.
PROMOTING FUN LEARNING IN GRAMMAR CLASS THROUGH SONGS Nuraeningsih, Nuraeningsih
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 3, No 2 (2014)
Publisher : Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang

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Many teachers present grammar in a conventional way. The rules are taught in a very formal situation with monotonous activities. Many times they need repetition to make students really understand about a topic, especially when they teach tenses. It is important for students to be able to distinguish each type of them. This brings about students’ boredom and discourages them to get involved, so that unconscious learning doesn’t occur. However, songs promote relaxed, enchanted atmosphere in classrooms. Furthermore, songs are perceived to stimulate students’ interest in learning. By having that fun, conducive learning atmosphere, students may feel excited in joining grammar class. This paper aims at providing basic conceptual arguments of the advantage of using songs in teaching grammar. It also discusses the pedagogical implication of utilizing songs to create joyful class. The procedure of teaching grammar through songs is then proposed. 
EPISTHEMOLOGICAL STUDY OF TERATAI METHOD: New Offer on Arabic Language Teaching Methodology for Beginner- Intermediate Learner in Indonesia Naifah, Naifah
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 3, No 2 (2014)
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Abstract Even in our modern schools, it is not unusual to Dnd teach- ers whose practice is shaped primarily from their past experiences. In the traditional language teaching methods, teachers offer course materials in a classroom where students listen, take notes, copy ma- terials, execute homework and complete assignments. In many cases lecturers fail to transfer knowledge to students effectively despite personally having sound technical knowledge in the subject area. However, the challenge that faces the education environment has always been to ensure that the teaching and learning process takes place effectively in a classroom environment. This paper focuses on the author s experiences in implementing an active method in Ara- bic language teaching to promote effective student learning. It ex- plores speciDc pedagogical theories combined with school resources to improve the quality of teaching and student learning. A simpli- Ded educational method for improving the quality of the teaching and learning process is presented. The method called “Teratai sug- gested that the effectiveness of the teaching and learning process is depend on the effective facilitation of communication, involvement and interaction among students, teachers and course content. The article is intended to explore episthemological consepts, assump- tions, approaches, constructions, and applications of Teratai method in Arabic language teaching. The purpose of this discussion is to build the awareness of a variety of effective teaching ideas and tech- niques that a lecturer may consider in light of their current teaching styles and personalities. Key words: Teratai Method, language learning methodology, epis- themological study
CTL MODEL TO ACTIVATE STUDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN SPEAKING CLASS AT ENGLISH EDUCATION PROGRAM Sukarni, Semi
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 3, No 2 (2014)
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In English Education Program Speaking Class starts at Semester I until Semester V. It starts from imitative, intensive, responsive, interactive and extensive speaking. In semester IV the students are expected to be able to communicate in local, national, or even inter- national settings about economic, social, environmental and politic issues.However, speaking skill is not easily obtained. There are some factors that make speaking class is not maximal. It might be caused by class setting, teaching method, teaching materials, students’ knowledge or even students’ interest. Further, getting speaking skills for all students in the classroom is not easy as they often face uneven participation, little talking time as certain students dominate the class. So, it is the lecturer’s role to set the speaking activity that can facilitate both the active speakers and silence speakers. The silence speakers need to practice speaking in low-pressure situation such as in small group before practicing in high-pressure situation like presentation in class.This research aims to describe the way to apply CTL model to activate students’ participation in Speaking Class. Through CTL the lecturer relates the learning materials and students activities that are relevant to their needs in their real life. The reseacher choses issues on economy, social, and environment for the topic of the discussion and she used prolem-solving approach.The population of the research is the fourth semester of English Education Program in the academic year 2013/2014. The total number of population is 210 students which consists of 6 classes. The researcher took 65 students (30%) from class A and B as the sample. The instrument used in the research were classroom observation and questionaire . The data were analyzed through descriptive analysis.Based on the finding and the discussion, the conclusion can be drawn that CTL model is able to activate students’ participation in Speaking Class of the fourth Semester of English Education Program in academic year of 2013/2014.
STUDENT – TEACHER INTERACTION: A CASE OF THE SECOND YEAR OF STATE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN CEPU Wibowo, Andika Cahya Ari
Vision: Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning Vol 3, No 2 (2014)
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Abstract The purposes of the study are to Dnd out the amount of lan- guage produced by the teacher (Teacher Talking Time) and by the students (Student Talking Time) and to identify the characteristics of the classroom interaction in the Senior High School English classes. The study involved the second year students and the English teachers of SMA N I Cepu and SMA N II Cepu as the object of the study. Observation method is utilized in the study to collect the data. The study is supported by one thousand four hundreds and forty data which are categorized into the ten categories of Flanders (FIAC). In details, the Drst result of the analysis shows that 70.5 % of the classroom available time was taken by the teacher and the stu- dents only took 21.6 % of the available time during the interaction in SMA N I Cepu. Meanwhile, during the interaction in SMA N II Cepu the teacher took 69.6 % of the classroom available time while the students only took 22.2 % of the available time. The second result shows that the dominant characteristic of the classroom interaction in SMA N I Cepu was Teacher Talking Time while the dominant characteristic in SMA N II Cepu was Con- tent Cross. Keywords : Classroom Interaction, Flanders Interaction Analyze Categories (FIAC), Teacher Talking Time, Student Talking Time, The Characteristics of Classroom Interaction