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G.R.A.S.P.S STRATEGY: DECREASING STUDENTS' DIFFICULTIES IN WRITING PERSUASIVE TEXT Nurtjahyo, Stefanie Nike; Drajati, Nur Arifah; Sumardi, Sumardi
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education Vol 3 No 2 (2019): Volume 3, Nomor 2, Desember 2019
Publisher : Universitas Jambi, Magister Program of English Education Department

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22437/ijolte.v3i2.7391

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In literacy, writing becomes an essential component. It becomes the most difficult skill to be learnt because students need to express their ideas and write them accurately. Interesting learning in writing process is expected by them in term of developing their writing skill. This Classroom Action Research shows the students? ability in exploring their writing skill in the real-world situation by using G.R.A.S.P.S. (Goals, Rules, Audience, Situation, Product/performance, Standards) strategy. This study was carried out in a private school in Surakarta. One class from social program was taken for the sampling. There were 35 students who contributed to the study. Observation, questionnaire, recording, writing assessment reports were used.  Findings show that: (1) G.R.A.S.P.S strategy can motivate the students in expressing their ideas; (2) The interesting teaching-learning process in the classroom makes students feel enjoyed because of their roles in real-life situations. It can low pressure in writing; (3) The students also showed their self-confidence. This research is limited to G.R.A.S.P.S. strategy to foster the students in writing persuasive essay.
PROMOTING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION USING GRAPHIC ORGANIZER: A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH Sari, Neny Kartika; Drajati, Nur Arifah; Rochsantiningsih, Dewi
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education Vol 3 No 2 (2019): Volume 3, Nomor 2, Desember 2019
Publisher : Universitas Jambi, Magister Program of English Education Department

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22437/ijolte.v3i2.7394

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This research aimed to describe the process of improving students? reading comprehension of narrative text through graphic organizer strategy in SMP Regina Pacis Surakarta. It was conducted to the ninth year students, especially class VIII A as the subject of research. The researcher conducted a classroom action research. Achievement test, observation checklist and field note used as the tools of data collecting. The research findings showed that graphic organizer strategy was appropriate for teaching reading comprehension. Students? mean score increased from 63 to 78. The students were able to map out basic components of the story such as setting, problem, goals, action, and outcomes. Graphic organizerprovides structure and organization so students were able to comprehend the story more effective.
EXPLORING EFL STUDENT-TEACHERS’ METACOGNITIVE AWARENESS IN EXTENSIVE LISTENING Nursyarah, Vera; Drajati, Nur Arifah; Ngadiso, Ngadiso
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education Vol 3 No 2 (2019): Volume 3, Nomor 2, Desember 2019
Publisher : Universitas Jambi, Magister Program of English Education Department

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22437/ijolte.v3i2.7961

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Listening plays a vital role in the field of foreign and second language learning. The study aimed to explore which types of metacognitive awareness and how participants employed it when they practiced Extensive listening outside the classroom. The participants involved in the study were two undergraduate students in one of the state universities in Indonesia. Both of them are males majoring in English Department in teaching training faculty. The study used a Case study research design. Semi-structured interview and documentation were used as a tool to collect the data. The instrument was adapted and derived based on Metacognitive Awareness Listening theory of Vandergrift et al (2006). The study revealed that students used problem-solving strategy, person Knowledge, and mental translation. The study implies that students should raise awareness in the listening process by knowing about themselves, listening Task and strategies they use to help their listening development. Besides that, teachers need to use metacognitive instruction to increase students? metacognitive listening awareness.
TEACHER’S EPISTEMIC BELIEFS ABOUT THE INTEGRATION OF DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE EFL CLASSROOM Cahyono, Syariful Imam Hadi; Drajati, Nur Arifah; Ngadiso, Ngadiso
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education Vol 3 No 2 (2019): Volume 3, Nomor 2, Desember 2019
Publisher : Universitas Jambi, Magister Program of English Education Department

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22437/ijolte.v3i2.7962

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Digital literacy is the skill which highly important to effectively use digital technology and to survive in the digital-rich environment. The study examines two in-service teachers? epistemic beliefs about the integration of digital literacy in the English Foreign Language classroom. The participants of the study are two English teachers in senior high school in Indonesia. The case study research design was used in the study, and qualitative content analysis was used to analyze the data obtained from the participants. The finding of the study revealed that digital literacy was perceived as a basic skill for learning with digital technology, a skill for collaboration and communication, a skill for evaluating information, and skill for reproduction. The study provided more insight to enhance the understanding of in-service teachers? belief about the integration of digital literacy.
Designing Multimedia-based Presentation in Academic Speaking Classroom Sukma, Denty Marga; Nurkamto, Joko; Drajati, Nur Arifah
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education Vol 2 No 3 (2018): Volume 2, Issue 3, November 2018
Publisher : Universitas Jambi, Magister Program of English Education Department

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (1033.038 KB) | DOI: 10.22437/ijolte.v2i3.5753

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Educational technology is substantially aimed at assisting the teaching and learning process especially in material delivery that can be done using Powerpoint Presentation. Particularly, the integration of text-based material and a variety of media promote the likelihood that the audience experiences the effective information processing. Therefore, multimedia-based presentation that is accompanied by verbal explanation must be designed as effective as possible in order to foster the audience’s understanding. The current research was aimed at investigating the strategies employed by the students in designing multimedia-based presentation in Academic Speaking classroom. This qualitative research was carried out using case study approach to obtain the in-depth information. The data were collected through observation, document analysis, and interview. The results show that the students strategies in designing multimedia-based presentation are mainly to foster the audience’s thinking process. Those strategies are using heading to lead to thesis, using bullet list to create sequential delivery, and using the additional element to engage the audience. To make the slide gets into the logical manner, a transitional device is also required. This research will contribute to the teaching and learning process that uses presentation as the method of material delivery. The teacher and the student are expected to know the strategies to design an effective presentation that can promote the audience’s way to process the information. Keyword: academic speaking, educational technology, information processing, material delivery, multimedia-based presentation  
Emotional Geographies of an EFL Teacher in Asmat, Papua; Male Perspective Rejeki, Sri; Kristina, Diah; Drajati, Nur Arifah
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education Vol 2 No 2 (2018): VOLUME 2, Number (Issue) 2, July 2018
Publisher : Universitas Jambi, Magister Program of English Education Department

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (853.801 KB) | DOI: 10.22437/ijolte.v2i2.5204

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Teaching is not only about knowledge, cognition, and skill but also emotional relationships among the students, colleagues, and parents. Particularly for teaching English in rural areas in Indonesia, there are several challenges that should be handled: geographical feature of these area, their culture and the way of life, the quality of both students and teachers, and so on. This research paper investigates teacher emotions experienced by a male EFL teacher in one of rural areas while dealing with those challenges. Teacher emotions are one of significant aspect that could not be left behind in teaching and learning activity. This research will explore comprehensively the distance and closeness felt by the teacher while teaching English there. This qualitative research was conducted using a narrative case study approach. The data were collected from the participant’s journal and interview. Referring to Hargreaves framework, the findings reveal 5 emotional geographies of the participant. This research contributes to Indonesian government as the one that  concerns in 3T areas, EFL teachers who have to handle complex situations while teaching, and other researchers who are interested in conducting emotional geographic research.