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TECHNIQUES FOR ESP STUDENTS IN TEACHING ENGLISH Fatmawati, Fatmawati; Gani, Sofyan A.; Samad, Iskandar Abdul
English Education Journal Vol 9, No 4 (2018): English Education Journal (EEJ)
Publisher : University of Syiah Kuala

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The purposes of this study are to find out the lecturers? technique in teaching English to Information Technology and Computer, describe the lecturers? material development, and the way of assessing to Information Technology and Computer students at State Polytechnic of Lhokseumawe. This is a descriptive qualitative study. Two English lecturers at the Information Technology and Computer Department were selected as the participants in this study. Instruments were employed by the researcher to obtain the real data. Observation, interview and documentation were used as the instruments of data collection.The data were analyzed by using descriptive analysis. The results show that varieties of strategies were used by the lecturers in teaching English including communicative language teaching, Contextual Teaching Learning, Problem Based Learning and Learner Centered Approach. The lecturers modified the strategies in the teaching depended on the materials, such as applied the discussion model and used the video as media in teaching. Then, they connected the strategies with students? experience; prior knowledge as well as the context of Polytechnic students such as the development of computer technology or others technology. The materials were developed by the lecturers to motivate students in learning English by referring to the syllabus and lesson Plan. The materials were developed from books, magazines, newspapers and internet, that involving four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing to suit the students? need of State Polytechnic of Lhokseumawe. Both written and oral test were used by the lecturers for evaluating the learning achievement as a formal assessment. The continuous assessment type was applied as the lecturers? way assessment to assess the Information Technology and Computer students. The students were not only given score but also feedback continuously.
THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENT TEAM-ACHIEVEMENT DIVISION (STAD) IN DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL Firnanda, Rahmat; Gani, Sofyan A.; Samad, Iskandar Abdul
English Education Journal Vol 10, No 1 (2019): English Education Journal (EEJ)
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The research was implemented to find out the effectiveness of students team achievement division (STAD) as a part of cooperative learning in teaching speaking to improve the students? speaking skill and also to know the students? responses toward the implementation of STAD in teaching speaking at XI IA 2 class of SMAN 1 Lhoong, Aceh Besar. The population of the study was the eleventh graders of SMAN 01 Lhoong, Aceh Besar. The number of the samples was 40 students consisting of 20 students from the class XI IA 2 as the experimental group, and 20 students chosen from the class XI IS 2 as the control group. The data of this research were collected by giving tests; (pretest, posttest), and questionnaire. The data collections were analyzed by using SPSS 17. The percentage formula was used to analyze the students? perceptions toward the implementation of STAD in the experimental group. The result shows that the mean score of experimental group was 70.95. Meanwhile the control group was 68.70. Moreover, the significant value of both the experimental and control groups in the post-test was 0.04 which is lower than ?=0.05. It means that Ha was accepted and H0 was rejected and it can be concluded that the use of STAD in teaching speaking skill enhanced the students? speaking skill, compared to the teaching speaking in conventional method. Meanwhile, the result of questionnaires shows that STAD could enhance the students? confidence in learning speaking skill.
Membangun Profesionalisme Guru Untuk Meningkatkan Kualitas Pendidikan di Sekolah Gani, Sofyan A.
Jurnal Pencerahan Pendidikan Vol 6, No 2 (2009)
Publisher : Majelis Pendidikan Daerah (MPD) Aceh dan Universitas Syiah Kuala

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KWL: STRATEGY ON IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION Maulida, Cut Intan; Gani, Sofyan A.
Research in English and Education Journal Vol 1, No 1: Agustus 2016
Publisher : Syiah Kuala University

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This study is about the implementation of Know, Want, Learned (KWL) strategy to enhance students? reading comprehension. The desire to conduct the research toward this study is to investigate how the proper implementation of KWL helps the students? increasing their ability in terms of reading skill. This study was approached quantitatively, specifically through an experimental method using the design of one group pretest-posttest. The population of this study was the first grade students at SMPN 3 Banda Aceh, while the sample of this study was VII-9 class which consisted of 30 students which was chosen randomly. The data for this study were obtained by using test as the instrument for collecting the data. Also, the data were analyzed using repeated measures T-test in order to prove the hypothesis. The calculation result showed that null hypothesis (H0) was rejected and the alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted, because the result of t-test calculated was 5.07, higher than t-table 2.04. Therefore, the writer concludes that teaching reading by using KWL gives good effect for students? reading comprehension at SMPN 3 Banda Aceh.
Using Think-Pair-Share for writing descriptive texts Sahardin, Rosnani; Hanum, Cut Salwa; Gani, Sofyan A.
Studies in English Language and Education Vol 4, No 1 (2017)
Publisher : Syiah Kuala University

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Using the right technique to teach writing is very important to help students overcome problems in writing. Think Pair Share (TPS) is a cooperative teaching-learning method that it is believed to help students improve their writing ability. Thus, the writers conducted an experimental study to tenth grade students at a senior high school in Banda Aceh to find out whether or not this technique could facilitate and improve the students’ writing of descriptive texts in English. The results showed that the TPS technique successfully improved the ability of students’ in writing, reflected by the post-test scores covering five aspects of writing. The progress before and after the technique was implemented can be seen in these average scores for the five aspects: content increased from 12 to 16, organization from 11 to 15, vocabulary from 9 to13, grammar from 8 to 10, and mechanics from 8 to 11 where the improvement for each aspect was 4, 4, 4, 2 and 3. Despite the results showed that the TPS technique was effective for improving the students’ mastery of organization, vocabulary and content, but less so for improving mechanics and grammar. This is probably because it is generally much easier to make improvements in organization, vocabulary and content but it requires a much longer effort with much more practice to significantly improve mechanics and grammar. Nevertheless, the writers suggest that English teachers and others can use the TPS technique to teach writing, hence some of the problems faced by students in writing can be helped and, more importantly, they can improve their ability to write English.
ENGLISH TEACHERS’ KNOWLEDGE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE 2013 CURRICULUM Gani, Sofyan A.; Mahjaty, Rina
English Education Journal Vol 8, No 2 (2017): English Education Journal (EEJ)
Publisher : University of Syiah Kuala

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The implementation of the 2013 Curriculum as a new curriculum plays an important role in the development of curricula in Indonesia. Some changes in the new curriculum require teachers to have  knowledge in spesific areas such as in the standards for content, teaching-learning processes and evaluation.  The purpose of this study was to find out the extent of the teachers? knowledge on standards for content, standards for processes, and standards for evaluation for the 2013 curriculum. To fulfill the purpose of this study,  a sample of English teachers was taken from three State Islamic Senior High Schools in Banda Aceh. The data collected was analysed by descriptive quantitative research methods; a questionnaire was used to collect the data. The results showed that the teachers level of knowledge for implementing the 2013 Curriculum was low. This can be seen in the three standards viz: teachers? knowledge of the standards for content, for the 2013 Curriculum was low, only 40 %; that for standards for processes  was also low, 41%, and the teachers? knowledge about standards for evaluation was the lowest, only 36%. In order to resolve these problems, some recommendations have been made for improvement of the teacher?s knowledge of how to implement the new, 2013 Curriculum.
EXPLORING EFL STUDENTS’ EFFORTS IN SPEAKING SKILL Syahputra, Indra; Gani, Sofyan A.; Inayah, Nurul
Research in English and Education Journal Vol 1, No 2: December 2016
Publisher : Syiah Kuala University

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The purpose of this study was to describe the efforts that students made in developing speaking skill. Descriptive qualitative was used in this study; the subjects were 65 students at year 2015 studying at English Education department, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh. The instrument used in this study was questionnaire. The questionnaire questions were adapted from the activity scale from Pace Kuh. The questionnaire revealed that speaking experience such as communicating by using English with friends and family was the highest effort chosen by the students because it was very comfortable to perform speaking among the closest people. Club and organization was the lowest effort chosen by the student. The students took part in organization just to spend their spare time. The students thought that joining in an organization did not have contribution in developing their speaking skill. The implication of this study was to motivate the students to make some efforts to develop their speaking skill. Focusing in certain effort will help the students improve their speaking skill mastery. In addition, for the suggestion, the students should create activities that promote English communication in order to develop their speaking skill.
STUDENTS’ RESPONSE ON INFORMATION-GAP TASK IN IMPROVING SPEAKING SKILL Lanovastia, Yosa; Gani, Sofyan A.; Natsir, Yuliana
Research in English and Education Journal Vol 1, No 2: December 2016
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This descriptive qualitative research was conducted to discover the students? response towards the implementation of Information-Gap Task in improving speaking skill at SMA Tunas Bangsa, South West Aceh. The subject of this research was 32 studentsof class IX chosen through purposive sampling technique. The data were collected through questionnaire items which was adapted from the formula of Taylor-powell and Bahous, et al. The result of this research showed that most students gave positive response toward the implementation of Information-Gap Task and they agree that Information-Gap Task can help, motivate and attract them in improving speaking skill. Only a few   they do not enjoy the speaking practice through Information-Gap Task. In brief, the implementation of Information-Gap Task by the teacher improves students? speaking skill and helps students to cope with their speaking problem.
A STUDY ON PHOTOGRAPHS IN TEACHING WRITING RECOUNT Mawaddah, Mawaddah; Gani, Sofyan A.; Sari, Diana Fauzia
Research in English and Education Journal Vol 1, No 1: Agustus 2016
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This research is conducted to find out whether teaching writing recount text by using photographs improve students? writing ability and to find out the students? responses toward the implementation of photographs. A number of 54 students of tenth grade level are the sample of this study. The data were collected by using test (pre-test and post-test). The instrument used the collect the data in this study by means of the test in the form of written test. The result of the test was analyzed by using writing criteria proposed by Brown (2004). In addition, some statistical formula employs to analyze the data. The result of the study revealed that the students score of writing taught by using photographs is better that the students who are not taught by using photographs where the mean score of experimental class after using of photographs is 74.92. Whereas the mean score in control class that was not taught by using photographs in teaching writing is 47.42. Thus, photograph is insinuated as one of alternative media used by the teacher in teaching English particularly teaching writing in EFL class. 
INVESTIGATING RURAL STUDENTS’ STRATEGIES IN ENGLISH LEARNING Gani, Sofyan A.; Khairisman, Khairisman; Samad, Iskandar Abdul
International Journal of Education Vol 11, No 1 (2018): August 2018
Publisher : UPI Press

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Students’ strategies in learning English attract many EFL researchers’ attention. The objective of this study was to find out rural students’ strategies in English learning. The study was conducted in three different senior high schools in Teunom Sub-District of Aceh Jaya regency. The research used a quantitative method by employing survey design. The modified Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) questionnaire developed by Oxford was used as an instrument to obtain required data. The population of this survey was all classes in the three schools. Three classes of each school were randomly chosen from the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. Therefore, 136 students of nine classes became the sample of this research. The collected data were analyzed through a quantitative procedure by using a statistical formula to find the percentage of each statement. The results showed that the students employed a variety of strategies in learning English. The most common strategy employed was metacognitive followed by social, affective, memory, cognitive, and compensation.