cover
Contact Name
M. Zaini Miftah
Contact Email
m.zaini.miftah@iain-palangkaraya.ac.id
Phone
-
Journal Mail Official
jefl@iain-palangkaraya.ac.id
Editorial Address
-
Location
Kota palangkaraya,
Kalimantan tengah
INDONESIA
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL)
  • http://e-journal.iain-palangkaraya.ac.id/index.php
  • Website
ISSN : 20881657     EISSN : 25026615     DOI : -
Core Subject : Education,
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is an open access academic, scholarly peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. The Journal is scheduled for publication biannually, in March and September, with the first issue to appear in March 2011. This Journal has been indexed on DOAJ since 2016 and accredited “Sinta 3” as a scientific journal under the Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education since 2017.
Arjuna Subject : -
Articles 204 Documents
ACTIVE LEARNING USING LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ COMPETENCE IN ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING Wihastyanang, Wardani Dwi; Hentasmaka, Daning; Anjarwati, Rosi
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 4, No 1 (2014): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (253.628 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v4i1.69

Abstract

Nowadays the educational paradigm has changed from passive learning into active learning where learners are actively involved in teaching and learning process. Internet, as one of the information and communication products, is believed to be able to facilitate an active and interactive teaching and learning process. One of the examples is the use of Learning Management System (LMS). LMS is viewed appropriate to be applied in teaching English especially the writing skill in which learners need more time and more exercises to improve their skills. The limited time of classroom meeting makes the need impossible to be fulfilled. By using LMS, the teaching and learning process can not only depend on the classroom meeting but also can be done outside the classroom anytime and anywhere. In this quasi-experimental research the researchers were eager to know the effectiveness of active learning by using LMS to improve students’ writing skill, especially in argumentative writing. The data was analyzed with ANCOVA using SPSS version 20. The result shows that the value of F-value is 5.505 and the significant value is .021 which is less than .05, and the F-value is higher than F-table (3.94). It means that the alternative hypothesis (Ha) is accepted. Thus, it can be concluded that teaching writing by using LMS is more effective than conventional classroom meeting.Keywords: active learning, Learning Management System (LMS), argumentative writing
INTEGRATING ACTIVE LEARNING IN A COLLEGE SPEAKING CLASS Rochmahwati, Pryla
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 3, No 1 (2013): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (217.906 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v3i1.60

Abstract

Active learning strategies provide a wide variety of activities which can be integrated in a College EFL Class especially on Speaking 1 Course at Ponorogo Islamic State College. They provide many benefits, such as giving the students’ chances to apply various ways in order to comprehend the material. Also, they emphasize the significance of the learner’s involvement in the learning process. Active Learning strategies are considered appropriate to give students the same amount of chance in practicing their speaking skill and to pay attention in creating a learning situation. Some active learning strategies including the advantages and their application procedures are intended to help learners achieve the objective of Speaking1 course are presented in the article. Lecturers may, however, find that some just do not fit their style of teaching or that others would work well in their speaking class or with modifications. On the other hand, there are some obstacles that occur during theimplementation of active learning, namely disinterested students and time pressures.Keywords: active learning, speaking
FOSTERING STUDENTS’ CRITICAL THINKING BY PROJECT-BASED LEARNING Rochmahwati, Pryla
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 5, No 1 (2015): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (182.198 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v5i1.90

Abstract

This research focused on fostering students’ critical thinking through Project-Based Learning. The design of the research was descriptive qualitative method. The subjects were the lecturer of TEFL 1 course and 25 students in C class of the fourth semester of STAIN Ponorogo who took TEFL 1 course. The instruments used are in the form of observation sheet and interview guideline. The data analysis applied in this research used data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The findings showed that the implementation Project-Based Learning that fosters the students’ critical thinking in TEFL class are through the following steps: (1) Discussing the materials about English Language Teaching Method, (2) working with the group to construct scenario of teaching practice, (3) practicing the scenario, (4) recording the teaching practice into video, and (5) evaluating the video product. Moreover, the result of interview indicates that the students showed significantly positive attitude toward the implementation of Project-Based Learning. Finally, English teachers are recommended to implement Project-Based Learning in EFL class since it facilitates the students to build their critical thinking.Keywords: critical thinking, Project-Based Learning
THE MEANING OF RELATIONSHIP IN HEMINGWAY’S “HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANT” Susanty, Susanty
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 2, No 2 (2012): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (185.141 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v2i2.51

Abstract

This article is intended to postulate the position of women described well by Hemingway as a girl called Jig in “Hills like White Elephants” as a marginal part of a patriarchal society. Difficulty is found in describing the exact nature of a man-woman relationship in Hemingway as the woman characters are so thinly portrayed. “Hills like White Elephants” suggests a relationship between the meaning of white elephants and the man’s attitude toward the unborn child. The relationship presents the representation of boredom, desperateness of life, the sense of lost happiness, and the awareness of the failure of love. The story also can be defined into a two-part theme. The first is a commentary about the way selfishness can corrupt a relationship. The second comments on life and what it means to bear life.Keywords: attitude, character, Hemingway, relationship, women
THE TECHNIQUES IN TEACHING LISTENING SKILL Nor, Hidayah
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 4, No 1 (2014): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (217.814 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v4i1.74

Abstract

Listening is very important skill in language because by listening students can produce language like speaking and writing by vocabulary that they get from listening. The English teacher of MAN 3 Banjarmasin used some techniques in teaching listening using the facilities in language laboratory such as tape cassette, television, and VCD/DVD. This research described the techniques in teaching listening skill of the Islamic high school students. The subjects of this study were an English teacher and 48 students of the tenth grade at MAN 3 Banjarmasin in Academic Year 2009/2010. To collect the data, it was used some techniques such as observation, interview, and documentary. Then all data were analyzed using descriptive method qualitatively and quantitatively, by concluding inductively. The result indicates that the techniques in teaching listening applied by the English teacher of the tenth grade students at MAN 3 Banjarmasin in Academic Year 2009/2010 are: Information Transfer, Paraphrasing and Translating, Answering Questions, Summarizing, Filling in Blanks, and Answering to Show Comprehension of Messages. The students’ ability of listening comprehension using six techniques is categorized in very high, high, and average levels.Keywords: listening techniques, teaching listening skill
The competence of EFL teachers in mastering genre based texts Mahfud, Rois
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 1, No 1 (2011): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (212.376 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v1i1.34

Abstract

This study aimed to find out the junior high school English teachers’ competence in mastering genre-based texts. The study was conducted to 13 English teachers of Junior High Schools in the districts of Kahayan Hilir, Maliku, and Jabiren Raya in Pulang Pisau Regency.  The data were obtained from test and questionnnaire. The result of the test shows that the teachers’ mastery in all genre-based texts was at the ‘fair’ level with 65.38. The average score in each genre varied with 79.23 (good) for recount text; 68.46 (fair) for procedural text; 65.77 (fair) for descriptive text; 64.23 (poor) for narrative text; and 46.54 (very poor) for report text. Meanwhile, the result of the questionnaire revealed that there was no training for teachers on genre-based texts. The finding of this study reccommends the need of training in mastering genre based texts for Junior High School teachers for better students’ achievement in mastering genre-based text and for better preparation for National Examination.  
STUDENT TEACHERS’ READING HABITS AND PREFERENCES Priajana, Nana
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 3, No 2 (2013): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (192.448 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v3i2.65

Abstract

This study investigates the reading habit and preferences of the Student Teachers studying in their first year at the graduate school in Malang. Although with the advance of technology, media and many factors influencing reading habits and their preferences, the subjects of the study still have good reading habit and positive attitude towards reading activities. To collect the data, the researcher employs the questionnaire with 40 items adapted from a similar research. The items were designed for evaluating reading habits, general attitudes towards reading, and reading preferences of the students. As a result of the study, it is shown that more than half of the students like reading in leisure time and consider it as indispensable part of their lives.Keywords: reading habits, preferences, positive attitude, student teacher
THE EFFECT OF LOOK-UP TECHNIQUE ON SPEAKING FLUENCY Ayunda, Achlia Niza
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 2, No 2 (2012): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (210.256 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v2i2.56

Abstract

This research is conducted to find an effective technique to teach speaking of second semester students. To collect the data, this research using pre- and post-test. The treatment is look-up technique in which the learners work in pairs facing each other. One is the reader, the other is the listener. The reader holds the book containing the dialogue at about chest level and slightly to the left. This enables the reader to look at the book and then look at the listener, moving only her eyes and not having to move her head at all. The reader looks at the book and tries to remember as long a phrase as possible. The reader can look at the book for as long as is necessary. Then, when ready, she/he looks at the listener and says the phrase. While she/he speaks, she/he does not look at the book. These rules force the reader to rely on memory. To analyze the data gained from post-test for both control and experimental class, the researcher used the t-test formula. The findings showed that t-value higher than t-critical, 1,671 <5.8> 2,390 which means that Null Hypothesis (Ho) was rejected. Thus, it can be concluded that it is effective to use look up technique in teaching English speaking, because the research hypothesis (H1) which says “there is a difference in speaking skill between students who were taught using look-up technique and those who were taught using conventional technique (role-play) in their speaking class” was accepted.Keywords: look-up technique, form-focused learning, meaning-focused input, fluency
WOMEN’S VIEW ON MEN’S SUCCESS: IN F. SCOTT FIRZTGERALD’S THE GREAT GATSBY AND HAMKA’S TENGGELAMNYA KAPAL VAN DER WIJCK Dinurriyah, Itsna Syahadatud
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 4, No 2 (2014): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (178.203 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v4i2.79

Abstract

Marriage is a very important step in women’s life. A woman must be sure that the groom she has chosen is the right man for her entirely life, and she must be ready for the consequence of her choice for the rest of her life. Having a handsome, well-known and prosperous husband, is a part of women’s esteem. When all those things gone, it is a condition in which a wife must show her integrity and faith to her husband. In some parts of the world, there is a belief related to the culture that when a woman gets married, she has to set her life as a house wife with high integrity since it is her dignity. She will lose her pride when she decides to be a widow by divorce. The Great Gatsby and Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck are the literary works that propose the idea of women’s choice in marriage. They agreed to choose the different men to be their husbands because of the success they see at the time. Both works explore women’s problem when their husbands are not as success as their previous boyfriends. The word ‘choice’ then becomes very important since she cannot take what she has given back because her condition before and after marriage is different.Keywords: marriage, women’s view, men’s success, The Great Gatsby, Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck
SCAFFOLDING STUDENTS’ INTERACTION WITH TEXTS USING QAR STRATEGY Sulistyo, Teguh
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 2, No 1 (2012): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (2071.418 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v2i1.47

Abstract

The teaching of reading as a foreign language (EFL reading) in Indonesia aims at enabling students to read and comprehend texts and other materials written in English. Due to the importance and lack of reading skills of students, this study was conducted to overcome the students’ difficulties in reading comprehension and encourage students to actively participate in the teaching-learning process through Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy. The findings of the research, taken at Kanjuruhan University of Malang, showed that QAR strategy was worthy to improve the students’ reading skills, especially critical and scanning skills, and activate students to participate in the teaching-learning process of reading.Keywords: QAR strategy, reading comprehension skills

Page 2 of 21 | Total Record : 204