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Journal of English Educators Society (JEES) a peer-reviewed English journal published by English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo two times a year in April and October. The goal of this journal is to facilitate scholars, researchers, and teachers for publishing the original research articles or review articles. The articles basically contain any topics concerning with English education, Literature, and Linguistics.
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Developing Social Media-Based Textbook for Speaking Class in English Study Program Marleni, Lusi; Asilestari, Putri
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (79.621 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1764

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Lack of reference, guidelines, facilities, time and place of practice English become the problems of this research. This study aims to develop textbook based on social media which is used in Speaking Class at English Study Program. The research adapted some steps of the development by Ploomp which included Need Analysis, Self-Evaluation, Expert Review, Small Group Evaluation, Field Test, and assessment phase. The product of this research is a textbook which consisted of fourteen chapters. Each chapter applied speaking activities through social media. The materials written based on social media and taught by using social media included; Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, and Youtube. The textbook is developed and implemented based on social media in accordance with the competency standards set in the curriculum of department. The training materials and activities by using social media strongly guide students to practice English and provide a different atmosphere in the learning process.
A Study on 21st Century Skills Integration in the English Textbook for Senior High School Rakhmawati, Ditta Mustika; Priyana, Joko
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (424.979 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1873

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To help students successful in global future, 21stcentury skills have become important aspects to enable them to function appropriately and effectively within a global community of English language speakers. Students have to be facilitated with learning materials that are suitable with this demand. This study aims to reveal the 21stcentury skills that are integrated in the English textbook and to find out how those skills are integrated. The data were gathered using checklists and analyzed by calculating the number of occurrences of each skill of 21stcentury and identifying the strategies used in its integration. The results showed that there are 11 skills integrated in the textbook namely critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, information and communication technology (ICT), media literacy, leadership and responsibility, productivity and accountability, social and cross-cultural, initiative and self-direction, and flexibility and adaptability. Those skills are integrated through Nunan’s task components namely goals, inputs, procedures, teacher roles, learner roles, settings, and other strategies including notes, quotes, and points to ponder. 
An Analysis of English Textbook Entitled "Bahasa Inggris SMA/MA SMK/MAK Kelas X" Safitri, Mega; Asrining Tyas, Peptia
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (611.086 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1777

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A textbook plays an important factor in teaching and learning processes. Thus, this study attempted to analyze an English textbook entitled Bahasa Inggris Bahasa Inggris SMA/MA SMK/MAK Kelas X which is used by almost teachers in secondary level education. This study used qualitative study by using Biocchi’s (2000) coursebook evaluation and interview which was adopted open-ended questions from Biocchi’s (2000) coursebook evaluation. The analysis encircled the contents, grammar, levels of the material, kind of the materials, and the methodology used in the textbook. The results revealed that this textbook was well designed and encouraged students’ autonomy to learn and use the language. Besides, this textbook achieved Biocchi’s (2000) coursebook evaluation (contents, grammar focus, level, material, and methodology) well. Although this book is good enough, there is a weakness; it is not provided by CD for listening activity, so the teachers have to find and create their own audio.
The Students’ Perception on Academic Reading Log for Essay Writing Literacy: Some Influential Points Rahmawati, Henny
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (420.117 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1948

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Reading log or the so-called reading journal is a journal to monitor how far the students read within their own pace and time. This study aimed at investigating some influential points of using reading log in order to enhance the students’ ability in writing academic article. The participants of this study were twenty sophomores pursuing their study at Universitas Islam Malang taking Writing IV class. They were asked to fill reading logs given after reading academic articles. They had to read one academic article each day for one week. Questionnaire and interview were used as the instruments to collect the data which were then analyzed descriptive qualitatively. The findings show that reading log is very beneficial for the students specifically when they are reading academic articles.
Exploring the Manifestation of Critical Thinking in the Moroccan Textbooks of English: The Case of "Ticket 2 English" Jebbour, Mohsine
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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The purpose of this study was to explore whether Ticket 2 English, a Moroccan textbook of English, includes elements of critical thinking, which refers to the skill and disposition to select, collect, analyze, and evaluate information effectively. Descriptive analysis was employed to document instructions and activities that support the inclusion of critical thinking (CT) elements in the textbook. Results suggest that Ticket 2 English includes most of the skills found in Bloom’s taxonomy, important critical thinking dispositions, and some activities for teaching critical thinking. Yet, textbook designers need to supplement textbooks of English with additional activities, and high school teachers of English need to implement new teaching materials and practices to help enhance students’ level of critical thinking.
How to Make Use of Facebook to Write Descriptive Texts? Irmawati, Dini Kurnia
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (542.281 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.2013

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This study involved the junior high school students and focused on the use of Facebook through process-genre based approach to help the students solve problems related to idea development and organization in writing descriptive texts. This study used collaborative classroom action research consisting of two cycles. The findings show that the use of Facebook equipped with the descriptive scaffold through process-genre based approach could improve their skills in writing descriptive texts. The publishing on wall application also improved the student’ motivation. The scores of the students’ writing products in terms of content, organization, vocabulary, grammar and mechanics improved significantly from preliminary study to Cycle 1 and from Cycle 1 to Cycle 2. It is recommended that Facebook can be used to teach other kinds of text types and on different grades and levels of education.
The Effect of Video in Teaching Writing Skill across Different Personality Faridha, Noor
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (396.471 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1808

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This research aims to investigate: firstly, whether there is the effect of videos as the authentic materials on the student’s achievement writing recount paragraph between two groups. Secondly, conducted to know whether there is different in the achievement writing recount paragraph of students’ introvert and extrovert and the thirdly, the basic interaction form of learning tough using video and students personality in writing recount paragraph. This study uses quasi-experimental research design. The population of the research was the eighth grade students of PLUS ISYHAR Junior High. The students of class 8-1 consist of 30 students as the experimental group, and the students of class 8-3 consist of 32 students as the control group. The result of the research showed several results. First, there is significant difference in the students’ writing recount paragraph taught by using video as the authentic materials and conventional technique. Second, the result of the research showed that extrovert and introvert students’ had the same result of writing paragraph recount. Third, there is no interaction between students taught using video and students’ personality in writing recount paragraph.
Developing Skill-Based Materials for Helping D3 Nursing Students Go International Rafidiyah, Dina; Yansyah, Yansyah; Nadia, Hafizhatu
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (450.901 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1673

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There are a lot of opportunities for nurses to pursue their career or to continue their study abroad. However, many of them are afraid of taking this chance for many reasons, including the lack of English skills.  This study aims to bridge the gap between the English language materials that does not suit the needs and demands of D3 Nursing to go international. The research method used is Research and Development adapting from Borg & Gall. The process of material development is based on the development phase of the Skill-Based Approach by Hutchinson & Water. The subjects of the study were 15 D3 nursing students from University of Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin. Mixed method was employed as the data analysis technique. The result of this study is six units materials accompanied with syllabus and lesson plans. The materials were good according to the experts’ validation and it significantly affected the students’ work-related language skills.
An Effort to Improve Students’ Activeness at Structure Class Using Slido App Muthmainnah, Nur
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (492.959 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1868

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This research was conducted to improve students’ activeness at structure class by sharing their idea, comment, questions and structure mastery. This research applied slido.com application as the media to teach. It was a classroom action research which had been conducted in two cycles. The subjects of this research were the third semester students of English Education Department of IAIN Salatiga. The writer took one of 3 classes as the sample of the research randomly. The researcher observed the improvement of students’ activeness at structure class by collecting the data through observation and measurement technique. The data were in the form of observation checklist and field notes, documentation, and students’ task. The data which were collected were analyzed to know the description of the class activity and the learning progress.  After the cycles conducted, it resulted that there ware improvement in students’ activeness in delivering questions, giving comments, and doing simple task. The description of result was also proven with the students’ mean score improved from 51 in their pre-test into 67 in the second cycle. It can be drawn a conclusion that there is an improvement in students’ activeness in the structure class taught using slido application.
Exploring EFL Students’ Problems in Listening Comprehension Sari, Nurhidayah; Fithriyana, Rinda
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 4, No 1 (2019): April
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (456.712 KB) | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v4i1.1722

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Listening is a challenging sll for my EFL learners. They seem to do the assignment without showing good comprehension on their answers. This research aims to find out the students’ problems in listening comprehension and identify the factors contributing to the problems. The second semester students in academic year 2017/2018 are the subject of the research. The data were collected by using observation, interview and documentation. The results of the research showed that the students still have low listening comprehension. The most difficult indicator of listening comprehension is making inference. There are only 28% students can answer the questions related making inference. The students also have low confidence in listening skill. They cannot concentrate well in listening to the spoken texts. Those problems are influenced by two factors, internal and external factors. Understanding students' problems leads to the idea of providing better strategies and materials in learning activities. 

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