Journal of English Teaching

Journal of English Teaching

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  • Publisher: Universitas Kristen Indonesia
  • Country of publisher: indonesia
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2019/Aug/08

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  • LCC Subject Category: Education, Languages and Literature, Language Education, Linguistics, Philology
  • Publisher's keywords: Foreign Language, Language Education, Linguistic, English Teaching
  • Language of fulltext: english

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  • Open Access Statement: Yes
  • Year open access content began: 2011
  • Does the author retain unrestricted copyright? True
  • Does the author retain publishing rights? True

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This journal has '57' articles

Senior High School Students’ Anxiety towards Language Learning Skills

Senior High School Students’ Anxiety towards Language Learning Skills

Authors: Hendrikus Male
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This study merely aims to investigate Senior High School Students’ language anxiety and also to find out what class obtains the most dominant language anxiety. The respondents were administered a set of questionnaire and interview which was adapted from Muhaisen and Al-Haq (2012) The result of data analysis showed that the most dominant of the students’ anxiety were found in speaking followed by reading, writing and listening in their language learning process. It is highly recommended that the teachers be more creative in making the class atmosphere to be more fun and relaxing in teaching the language skills so that the students are more encouraged to learn the language.

Keywords: language anxiety, senior high school students, language learning process
The Correlation between Self Assessment and Motivation in Learning English of the Second Grade Students of SMP Negeri 6 Palembang

The Correlation between Self Assessment and Motivation in Learning English of the Second Grade Students of SMP Negeri 6 Palembang

Authors: Munjiana Munjiana
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There is no single magical formula for motivating students. Many factors affect a given student's motivation to work and to learn. This study focused on the correlation between self assessment and motivation in learning English of the Second Grade students of SMPN 6 Palembang. There are four objectives in this study:1) to find out how the second grade students of SMP N6 Palembang motivation in learning English is; 2) to find out how the second grade students of SMPN 6 Palembang self assessment is; 3) to find out whether or not there is any significant correlation between self assesment and motivation in learning English of The Second Grade Students of SMPN6 Palembang; and 4) How much self assesment contribute to Students’ motivation in learning English of The Second Grade Students of SMPN 6 Palembang. The data were collected by using questionnaire of 70 students that were taken as the samples by using random sampling. Then, it was analyzed by using Person’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and the calculation was done by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science). The result of the study showed that 72.9% of the second grade students of SMP N6 Palembang had good motivation in learning English and 67.1% of the second grade students of SMPN 6 Palembang also had good self assessment. In addition, the degree of correlation coefficient proved strong with the value of correlation 0.715 and self assessment itself contributed 51.1% to the students’ motivation in learning English. From the above explanation, self assessment proved significantly has a very important role in learning language especially English.

Keywords: motivation, self assessment, English learning
The Application of Storytelling: A Solution to Overcome the Students’ Speaking Problem

The Application of Storytelling: A Solution to Overcome the Students’ Speaking Problem

Authors: Clara Resta Gihonita Sitorus
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The main objective of this research is to improve the tenth graders’ speaking skill through storytelling technique at SMK Bhakti. This research is a two-cycle-process of classroom action research. The subject of the research was the students of tenth graders at SMK Bhakti-2. There were 20 students (12 males and 8 females). The instruments were the test, observation, interview, and diary notes. The result indicated that there was significant improvement of students’ scores in the Pre-test to Post-test II. The mean of students’ Pre-test scores was 48.20, and 63.30 for Post-test I. On the contrary, it was 77.70 in Post-test II. It was supported by interview, diary notes, and observation showing that there was students’ interest in learning through the implementation of storytelling. It, therefore, is suggested for English teachers to make use of the technique to actively encourage and increase the students’s positive learning attitude towards speaking English.

Keywords: storytelling technique, action research, speaking skill
Improving English Vocabulary for Second Graders Using Pictures at SD Pangudi Luhur Jakarta

Improving English Vocabulary for Second Graders Using Pictures at SD Pangudi Luhur Jakarta

Authors: Nur Fajar Handayani
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The research was conducted to investigate the role of Pictures as the teaching media in improving the Second Graders’ English vocabulary at SD Pangudi Luhur, Jakarta in Academic Year 2016/2017. To achieve the objective, the data were collected through the tests, questionnaires and observer’s sheet. The respondents consisted of 25 students. The result showed that pictures as teaching media could improve the students’ vocabulary, proved by the increase of the mean score of the pre-test and post-test 1 and 2: 61.32; 70.48; and 81.08. The findings were also strengthened by the respondents’ positive attitudes towards the media used collected through questionnaires.

Keywords: vocabulary, pictures, classroom action research
The Effect of Using Contextual Teaching and Learning to Eighth Graders’ Reading Comprehension at SMP 3 PSKD Jakarta

The Effect of Using Contextual Teaching and Learning to Eighth Graders’ Reading Comprehension at SMP 3 PSKD Jakarta

Authors: Fransisca Lafayette Sianipar
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This research was an experimental research. It aimed to investigate the effect of using Contextual Teaching and Learning method on students’ reading comprehension to the eighth graders at SMP 3 PSKD Jakarta. To meet the aim, this research was conducted in two classes. Each class consisted of 30 students. The experimental group (VIII A) was taught using CTL method and control group (VIII B) was taught using drilling method. The classes were held twice a week and the research was conducted over a period of one months. Pre-test and post-test were employed to collect data. Both the pre-test and the post-test were administered in the two groups. The data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.0 software. These data analysis were applied for analyzing the data obtained from four sets of tests. Data analysis showed that there is a significant effect of using Contextual Teaching and Learning Method toward students’ reading comprehension. It can be seen through the mean scores of post-test in the experimental group is 16.10 and the mean score of post-test in the control group is 15.95. Based on the result it can be said that Contextual Teaching and Learning significantly affected the eighth graders’ reading comprehension at SMP 3 PSKD Jakarta.

Keywords: experimental research, contextual teaching and learning, reading comprehension
The Effectiveness of Picture: An Empirical Evidence in Vocabulary Mastery

The Effectiveness of Picture: An Empirical Evidence in Vocabulary Mastery

Authors: Saniago Dakhi, Ema Maritha
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This action research was conducted to improve the students’ English vocabulary mastery by using picture. To achieve the objective, data were collected through the test, questionnaire and observation from 21 students in third graders of SDN Karawang Kulon II. The outcomes of the research showed that students’ vocabulary mastery got improved. This improvement is seen from the mean score of the test, i.e. 56.19 (Pre-test I), 81.90 (Post-test II), and 94.29 (Post-test II). Additionally, the result of questionnaire on the vocabulary teaching applying picture also shows the positive changes. The above data indicates that vocabulary picture can be effective media for vocabulary learning English. However, it is expected that other researchers could conduct similar researches on the related issues to develop it.

Keywords: experimental research, pictures, vocabulary
The Writing Skill Benefits of Increased Student’s Reading Comprehension

The Writing Skill Benefits of Increased Student’s Reading Comprehension

Authors: Astri Julianti Simatupang
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This research was conducted to investigate the correlation between reading comprehension and writing skill at the Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Universitas Kristen Indonesia. The sample data were taken based on the scores of Reading I, Reading II, Reading III, Reading IV, and Reading V and Writing I, Writing II, Writing III, Writing IV and Writing V. The participants were 30 raguler students in the eighth semester of 2012 batch of English Teaching Study Program students, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Kristen Indonesia students. The collected data were analyzed by using SPSS version 24. The result showed that there was significance and strong correlation between reading comprehension and writing skill. some recommendations are provided to meet the objective of learning English as a foreign language in Indonesia and to provide a potential access to the further research.

Keywords: reading comprehension, writing ability, correlation, quantitative, research
Analysis on the Types and Translation Procedures of English Metaphors into Indonesian in “The Sky is Falling”

Analysis on the Types and Translation Procedures of English Metaphors into Indonesian in “The Sky is Falling”

Authors: Mariati Simanjuntak
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The aims of this research are to find the types of metaphors and the translation procedures used in translating the metaphors in the novel The Sky is Falling by Sidney Sheldon. This research used qualitative approach, and the data were taken from the novel The Sky is Falling by Sydney Sheldon, and its Indonesian version Langit Runtuh, translated by Hidayat Saleh. The main instruments of this research were the researcher herself, and the data sheets which contained the types of metaphors and the translation procedures applied. To achieve trustworthiness, the data has been checked by experts. The results of the research show that there are four types of metaphors found in the novel. They are cliché metaphors (5 data or 12.82%), adapted metaphors (5 data or 12.82%), stock/standard metaphors (11 data or 28.20%), and original metaphors (18 data or 46.16%). There are also four translation procedures applied, namely, replacing SL image with standard TL image (2 data or 5.13%), translation of metaphor by simile retaining the image (5 data or 12.82%), conversion of metaphor to sense (7 data or 17.95%), and reproducing the same image in the TL (25 data or 64.10%). Original metaphors are the mostly used metaphors in this novel possibly because the writer can describe events, objects, or situations in his novel more effectively by creating his own metaphors. The procedure of reproducing the same image in the TL is the one mostly applied because it provides the best translation possible to convey the message from the SL while still maintaining the context of the SL.

Keywords: metaphor, types of metaphor, metaphor translation procedures
The Importance of Scrabble Game: An Experimental Analysis of the Eighth Graders’ Vocabulary Mastery at SMP Eka Wijaya Cibinong

The Importance of Scrabble Game: An Experimental Analysis of the Eighth Graders’ Vocabulary Mastery at SMP Eka Wijaya Cibinong

Authors: Agie Masela
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This research aimed to investigate whether Scrabble game has a significant effect on the eighth graders’ vocabulary mastery. This research was carried out by using experimental research method with one group pretest-posttest design. The eighth graders of class VIII-A were taught vocabularies using Scrabble game. The quantitative data, collected using tests, were analyzed by using the independent and paired sample t-test on SPSS version 19 program. The findings on this research showed the mean scores of pre-test and post-test, which were, 52.40 points and 45.64 respectively; the gain was -6.76 points and the result of hypothesis test, it was found that t count (1.569) was less than t table (2.06). The findings indicated that H0 was accepted. The conclusion of this research was Scrabble had no significant effect on the eighth graders’ vocabulary mastery.

Keywords: experimental research, Scrabble game, vocabulary mastery
Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension by Using Reciprocal Teaching at SMP YADIKA 2 Tegal Alur, Jakarta Barat

Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension by Using Reciprocal Teaching at SMP YADIKA 2 Tegal Alur, Jakarta Barat

Authors: Mawar S Hutasoit
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The main objective of this research was to find out whether students’ reading comprehension improved when taught using reciprocal teaching. The research method was classroom action research. The subject of this research was the 35 students of class VIII B at SMP YADIKA 2, consisted of six males and twenty nine females students. The qualitative data obtained from interview, observation, and researcher’s diary notes, while the quantitative data obtained from the pre – test and post – test. The result indicated that there was an improvement of students’ reading comprehension. It can be seen from the mean score of the students (Pre – test: 60.21; post – test cycle 1: 74.42; and post – test cycle 2: 86.78). In addition, from the interview result the researcher found that the students enjoyed learning reading using reciprocal teaching. The conclusion of the research is that reciprocal teaching technique can improve the students’ reading comprehension. It is suggested that teachers should apply reciprocal teaching as a teaching technique in the classroom.

Keywords: classroom action reasearch, reading comprehension, reciprocal teaching
Improving the Eight Graders’ Reading Comprehension Comprehension through Jigsaw Technique at SMP 1 PSKD

Improving the Eight Graders’ Reading Comprehension Comprehension through Jigsaw Technique at SMP 1 PSKD

Authors: Adelina Fransiska
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The main objective of this research is to improve the eighth graders’ reading comprehension through Jigsaw technique at SMP 1 PSKD. This research is a classroom action research in two cycles. The research was done on April 12th, 2016 until May 24th, 2016. The subject of the research was the students of VIII class at SMP 1 PSKD. There were 27 students (13 males and 14 females). The instruments of the test are pre-test and post-test. The non instruments test are observation sheets, interview, and researcher’s diary notes. The improvement of the eighth graders’ reading comprehension scores can be seen from the result of the pre-test and post-test. The average score of the students in the pre-test was 49.03 points and in cycle 1 the average score of the students was 65.78 points. So the increase between the two tests was 16.75 or 34.16%. In the cycle 2, the average of students’ score was 75.85 points. The result of the posttest 1 was 65.78 points, so the increase from post-test 1 in cycle 1 to post-test 2 in cycle 2 was 10.07 points or 15.75%. The improvement from pre-test to post-test 2 was 54.70%. In addition to the score increase, jigsaw technique can improve the students’ enthusiasm in learning reading comprehension. It can be seen from the result of the interview. The participants were interested in learning reading comprehension through jigsaw technique because jigsaw technique helped them in comprehending the text. This research was also supported by the result of researcher’s diary notes. The researcher’s diary notes shows that there were a positive changed from cycle 1 to cycle 2. Based on the results of the research, it can be concluded that jigsaw technique could improve the eighth graders’ reading comprehension at SMP 1 PSKD.

Keywords: jigsaw technique, reading comprehension
Improving the Eleventh Graders’s Recount Text Writing through Mind mapping Technique at SMA PSKD 7 Depok

Improving the Eleventh Graders’s Recount Text Writing through Mind mapping Technique at SMA PSKD 7 Depok

Authors: Angga Putra Alam
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The objective of this research was to improve the eleventh graders’ recount text writing skill. To attain the objective a two-cycled classroom action research was conducted in SMA PSKD 7 Depok. The 28 students of the eleventh graders who participated in this research were taught recount text through mind mapping technique. The quantitative data, collected using tests, were analyzed by using statistical analysis technique. The qualitative data, collected using observation sheets and interview guide, were analyzed by using descriptive analysis technique. The results indicated that the mind mapping technique improved the eleventh graders’ recount text writing skill, as shown by the increase of the mean scores of the tests conducted, i.e. 52,61 (in the pretest) to 70.61 ( post-test of cycle 1) to 80.29 (post-test of cycle 2). Based on the findings, it could be concluded that through implementation of mind mapping technique, students’ recount text writing skill could improve.

Keywords: Mind mapping technique, writing skill, classroom action research
The Correlation between Students’ Motivation and Learning Achievement of the Eleventh Graders of SMK 1 PSKD Jakarta

The Correlation between Students’ Motivation and Learning Achievement of the Eleventh Graders of SMK 1 PSKD Jakarta

Authors: Bulan Meilany Invokavit
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The objective of this study was to find out the correlation between students’ motivation and their English learning achievement at SMK 1 PSKD. This study used quantitative method. The instrument used was a 17 Likert-scaled questionnaires. The score of English learning achievement was taken from the report final exam of eleventh grade. The respondents of this study were XI AK and AP at SMK 1 PSKD. The total number of respondents was 38 students. This study used a survey or correlation study. Data analysis showed there was positive correlation between students’ motivation and their English learning achievement. The number of correlation coefficient was 0.324 which means that the correlation coefficient was weak. The coefficient of determination was 10.5% which means such amount contributed on English learning achievement while 89.5% was other undefined factors.

Keywords: Students’ Motivation, English Learning Achievement
Using Project-Based Learning in Enhancing Students’ Speaking Skill at SMA PSKD 7

Using Project-Based Learning in Enhancing Students’ Speaking Skill at SMA PSKD 7

Authors: Chrisce Juonata Kaunang
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The objectives of this research were to improve the students’ speaking skill and students’ interest about learning speaking by using Project-based learning. This research used classroom action research method in which the subject was the 25 ten graders of SMA PSKD 7 Depok and the subjects consisted thirteen males and twelve females. The quantitative data were analyzed by computing the students’ score of pre-test, post-test 1, and post-test2. Based on the data results, the mean score of pre-test, post-test in Cycle1, and post-test Cycle2 were respectively 49.12, 66.4, and 70.08. The gain of pre-test to post-test1 was 35.17%, the gain of post-test1in cycle 1 to post-test cycle 2 was 6.14%, and from the pre-test to post-test 2 in cycle 2 was 43.48%. The qualitative data were described based on interview and field-note to the improvement of students’ speaking skill. The findings showed that Project-based learning could improve the students’ speaking skill, it is suggested to use this method in teaching speaking skill.

Keywords: CAR, Project-based learning
The Students’ Perception on the Use of Picture to Improve Descriptive Paragraph Writing at Christian University of Indonesia

The Students’ Perception on the Use of Picture to Improve Descriptive Paragraph Writing at Christian University of Indonesia

Authors: Elisa Tumiar Pasaribu
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The objectives of this study were to examine the students’ perception on the use of picture in writing descriptive paragraph and to investigate whether the students were interested in the use of picture in writing descriptive paragraph. This study was a survey using the qualitative and survey design. It involved 34 students of English Teaching Study Program, Christian University of Indonesia. To achieve the objectives, qualitative and quantitative data concerning the students’ perceptions and interest were collected through a questionnaire and interview. The survey was administered to the eight semester students of 2012/2013 academic year. To support this research the data obtained through the open ended questionnaire, interview was conducted toward four students. The quantitative data were analyzed by using Microsoft Excel 2007, while the qualitative data were analyzed descriptively. The result of this study indicated that almost all of the students agreed to use the picture in developing their descriptive paragraph writing. The use of picture in writing also helped them understand the descriptive paragraphs even though they knew there was another media, i.g. realia, which could help them write a descriptive paragraph. Thus it is sugested that the English teachers should use this technique to improve students’ descriptive paragraph writing.

Keywords: perception, picture, writing, descriptive paragraph

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