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An Analysis of Students’ Anxiety in Speaking Class of English Department, Universitas Putra Indonesia YPTK, Padang

Suparmi, Suparmi -

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 2 (2018): September 2018
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ABSTRACK                                                                                      The aim of this research is to know the type ofanxiety encountered by students in speaking class and toknow the dominant factor of anxiety in speaking class. The type of this research is descriptive research. The respondent of this research are the English Department students of UPI YPTK Padang. Total respondent in this research are 26 students. In collecting the data, the researcher used questionnaire, interview and observation. First, the researcher distribute the questionnaire to the respondent, the questionnaire include 33 items based on the indicator about speaking anxiety. Based on the data from all instruments the researcher concluded that the domnant anxiety encountered by the students is State Anxiety that has high percentage from the other type of anxiety, that is 67%. Then, the dominant factor that influence on students spekaing anxiety is lack of preparation, they feel anxiety because lake of preparation, so they do not know what should be conveyed. Keywords: Speaking, Anxiety, Types of Anxiety, Factors of Anxiety

An Error Analysis of Using Gerund Made by the Fourth Semester Students of English Department of UNINDRA

Widyawati, Wiwik Yully

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 2 (2018): September 2018
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The purpose of the study is to find out what kinds and the causes of errors are made by the students of the Fourth semester of the English department of university in using gerund. This method used descriptive qualitative method. The writer used optional test about gerund (gerund as subject, direct object, and after preposition) as the instrument. The sampling technique that was used in this research was random. The writer took thirty students as sample. The data was analyzed by description about the error each item. The findings of this research are by analyzing the students’ test about using gerund. And the second is this research covered three main categories of gerund are: gerund as subject, gerund as direct object and gerund after preposition.After the researcher had done the research, the researcher got the conclusion that the result of all test showed the comprehensible of the gerund in the fourth semester is very poor. Second, the result of errors in using gerund as subject is 25.7 %. Third, the result of errors of using gerund as direct object is 36.7 %. Fourth, The result of errors of using gerund after preposition is 38.3%.Then, based on percentage, errors of using of gerunds after preposition occupy the highest rank. Occupying the second rank is errors of using gerund as object. The lowest rank is errors of using gerund as subject. Almost the errors occurred It is because they still do not understand how to use and put gerund.Key words: error analysis, Gerund, and the fourth semester students‘ability.

Students Inconsistency Problems in Pronouncing Diphthong Sounds in Reading Aloud Activity at English Department of STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat

Rasaki, Irvan Haiko, Ikhsan, Muhammad Khairi, Rahmadhani, Astuti Pratiwi

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 2 (2018): September 2018
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Ketidakkonsistenan dalam melafalkan bunyi rangkap vokal adalah suatu permasalahan yang sering kali ditemukan pada pelajar dalam melafalkan suatu bunyi huruf. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mendeskripsikan tentang ketidakkonsistenan bunyi rangkap vokal yang dilafalkan oleh mahasiswa dalam aktifitas membaca dengan suara lantang. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian deskriptif. Sampel pada penelitian ini adalah mahasiswa tahun kedua program  studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat yang berjumlah 9 mahasiswa yang mendapatkan nilai standar hingga minimum dalam mata kuliah pronunciation dari sesi yang berbeda berdasarkan kebutuhan penelitian yang memiliki masalah dalam pelafalan bunyi pada aktifitas membaca dengan lantang yang dilihat pada ketidakkonsistenan melafalkan rangkap vokal. Data dikumpulkan dengan melakukan pengamatan melalui instrumen pendukung penelitian yaitu tes dan rekaman video. Test adalah instrumen yang diberikan kepada sampel dengan bentuk teks untuk dibaca dengan suara lantang yang mengandung bunyi vokal rangkap dalam pengamatan pronunciation, serta rekaman video sebagai instrumen perekam yang bertujuan untuk menganalisa bunyi rangkap vokal yang tidakkonsisten yang dilafalkan mahasiswa dalam aktifitas membaca dengan suara lantang. Hasil dari analisa penelitian ini, terdapat 5 buah bunyi yang tidak konsisten dalam pelafalannya, yaitu bunyi. [ɪə], [eɪ], [aɪ], dan [ɔʊ].

Between Fact and Fiction in Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code (2003) : Reader Response Analysis

Widodo, Wahyu Unggul

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 2 (2018): September 2018
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The research’s purpose is to analyze reader response strategies which are used by readers to respond Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code novel. The objectives of the study are to know kind of reader response strategies that are applied by the readers to respond Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code, to describe how the readers apply the reader response strategies on Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code, to describe the dominant issues raised by the readers in applying reader response strategy on Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code and to know why the issues are problematic. This study is a qualitative study; the primary data source of the study is the responses from amazon customers and the guest who drop responds to the Da Vinci Code novel in amazon.com. The responses which are taken are from the paperback version and it is limited to the responses which were dropped on June 10th 2006 until February 7th 2015 and the secondary data sources of the study are books, journals or any information related to reader response strategy. In analyzing the data, the writer employs descriptive analysis. The outcome of the study shows the readers use various reader response strategies to respond Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code. The readers apply the strategies in responding by judging, connecting, engaging, interpreting etc. The dominant issue which is raised by the reader is a debatable problem in the novel dealing with the fact and fiction, there is a great possibility it becomes a problematic because Brown’s initial statement in the beginning of the novel, “All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.”   

Students’ Motivation in EFL Learning

AlMunawwarah, Sophia Fithri

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 2 (2018): September 2018
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This study explores types of motivation for students’ EFL learning and identifies factors that motivate them in the learning process. This is a descriptive study utilizing both quantitative and qualitative design by involving a class of one vocational school. Through close-ended questionnaire, open-ended questionnaire, and interview, the data were collected. The results of this study were in line with the previous findings (see Tamimi & Shuib, 2009; Yu, 2010; Tahaineh & Daana, 2013). The findings discovered that both instrumental and integrative motivation play a crucial role in the students’ EFL learning process within this context. Nevertheless, it revealed that the instrumental motivation had a predominant role in the EFL learning. Besides, the data showed that there were thirteen factors which affected the students in the learning as classified by Williams and Burden (1997, cited in Dornyei, 2001). However, since types of motivation and motivational factors are dependent upon context, it is suggested to conduct the research related to this topic in different context or site.

Cohesion in The Abstract of The Theses Written by Undergraduate Students of English Education Program

Dania, Rahma

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 2 (2018): September 2018
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This study aims to explore the realization of cohesive devices in the abstracts of the theses written by undergraduate students of English Education Program at a state university in Bandung. This study also attempts to reveal the contributions of the cohesive devices used by the students in their abstract to build the cohesiveness of the text. This study belongs to a descriptive study involving 42 abstracts as the data of the study. This study exposes two main findings. First, cohesive devices that are employed in students’ abstract are reference, conjunction, substitution, and lexical cohesion. Second, each device gives significant contribution to the cohesiveness of students’ abstract. Reference contributes to keep track of the participants of the text and help readers to point to something within or outside the text. Lexical cohesion also contributes to keep tract of the participants of the text. Meanwhile, the contribution of conjunction in students’ abstract is to connect the preceding part with the next one systematically. In addition, substitution is used by the students to avoid repetition in their abstract. Based on these findings, it can be concluded that cohesive devices are important devices to create cohesive abstracts.

SLANG WORD FORMATION IN PITCH PERFECT MOVIE

Sovia, Rolla Irma, Merina, Yola, Theresia, Melati

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 1 (2018): March 2018
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Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengidentifikasi tipe-tipe dari kata slang yang terdiri dari tipe-tipe pembentukan kata slang dalam film Pitch Perfect. Slang adalah sebuah kata yang tidak sesuai dengan Standar Bahasa Inggris yang sering digunakan dalam percakapan sehari-hari. Peneliti memilih untuk menemukan kata-kata slang  ini dalam sebuah karya sastra berbentuk film. Film yang dipih adalah Pitch Perfect  karena di dalam film ini banyak ditemukan ungkapan yang termasuk ungkapan slang tersebut. Di dalam penelitian ini, peneliti menggunakan content analysis design. Content analysis design ini bertujuan untuk melihat makna dan tipe yang terkandung di dalam sebuah slang. Untuk mengumpulkan data, peneliti menggunakan metode simak dengan teknik Simak Bebas Libat Cakap (SBLC). Metode dan teknik ini merupakan cara untuk mengumpulkan data dengan cara melakukan simak terhadap film tersebut, dan peneliti sebagai partisipan tidak langsung. Selanjutnya, dalam menganalisa data, peneliti menggunakan metode padan dengan teknik daya pilah bersifat mental. Peneliti secara langsung melakukan analisa data berdasarkan pengetahuan atau mental peneliti serta berdasarkan konteks yang ada di dalam film tersebut. Hasil dari penelitian ini berupa tipe-tipe dari pembentuka kata slang. Peneliti menemukan beberapa bentuk dari pembentukan kata slang di dalam film Pitch Perfect. Tipe-tipe  itu seperti compounding,back-formation, suffixation, and conversion.

Teaching Causative By Using Inductive Way to the Eleventh Grade Students of SMA Muhammadiyah 9 Rawa Bening OKU Timur

Andriani, Dwi

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 1 (2018): March 2018
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AbstractThe main problem of this study is, “Is it effective to use inductive way in teaching causative to the eleventh grade students of SMA Muhammadiyah 9 Rawa Bening OKU Timur?”.The method used in this study was pre-experimental method in one group pretest posttest design. The population was the eleventh garade students of SMA Muhammadiyah 9 Rawa Bening OKU Timur, the total number was 115 students, consisting three classes. The writer took one class as sample by using convenience non random sampling, it was XI.IPA.I, the total number was 40 students. It was found that the average score in pre-test was 6.29, the average score in post-test was 7.00.The data was analyzed by using matched t-test formula. The result showed the t-obtained  was 4.73. on the other hand, the critical value was 1.684 in df (39). Here, t- obtained was higher than t-table. It means that teaching causative by using inductive way to the eleventh grade students of SMA Muhammadiyah 9 Rawa Bening OKU Timur was effective

TEACHERS’ NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS

Antika, Rindilla, Ikhsan, Muhammad

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 1 (2018): March 2018
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Nonverbal communication is one of the communication types which are done in teaching and learning process. This research aims to analyze nonverbal communication types done by teachers in English teaching and learning process in SMP Negeri 10 Padang. It is a descriptive research in which the participants are two English teachers which taught at VII Grade SMP Negeri 10 Padang. The data were collected through observation checklist and field note and were analyzed by using Schmitz’s (2012) nonverbal communication theory. The result of the research shown that teacher at VII Grade SMP Negeri 10 Padang used nonverbal communication types such as Kinesics; using movement, Vocalics;  using voice and intonation, and Proxemics; using distance, however, the teachers did not use Haptics, using touch, in English teaching and learning process. In conclusion, English teachers at VII Grade SMP Negeri 10 Padang had used nonverbal communication types and applied them in teaching and learning process.    

AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHERS’ WAYS IN STIMULATING STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS AT VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL 9 PADANG

Yulmiati, FNU

TELL - US JOURNAL Vol 4, No 1 (2018): March 2018
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The background of this research was the decreasing of students’ interest in the teaching learning process of English which several students tended to make noise, disturb their friends, talk         with their friends, be lazy, do daydream, go to toilet many times, and leave the subject. The purpose of this research was to find out and to describe the teachers’ ways in stimulating the students’ interest in the teaching learning process and to find out and to describe the influences of the teachers’ ways toward the students’ interest in the teaching learning process. This research was qualitative research which there was four English teachers as the participants. In gathering data, the researcher did the observation in the participants’ class by using tools such as: camera, observation checklist, and field note and then, the researcher did interview toward the participants by using recoder. Based on the research result, the researchers found that there were 11 teachers’ ways in stimulating students’ interest in teaching learning process. From 11 ways, there were 7 ways based on the theories and 4 ways were found different from the theories. Then, the researcher also found there were some influences of the teachers’ ways toward the students’ interest in teaching learning process. The influences were included from the indicator of characteristics of students’ interest such as attention, concentration, pleasant feeling of applied effort, willingness to learn and information seeking (cognition). For the indicator of information seeking (cognition), the researcher did not find anything teachers’ ways that could stimulate the students in searching the information. The researcher concluded that the teachers at SMKN 9 Padang had different ways in stimulating the students’ interest in the teaching learning process of English which the ways had the difference influences toward the students’ interest in teaching learning process.