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ELT in Focus
ISSN : 26553082     EISSN : 26556774     DOI : -
Core Subject : Education,
ELT in Focus is an academic journal published by English education program, Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang undergraduate school in Karawang regent,West Java, Indonesia. It is a biannual journal published in January and July. It is a freely accessible, full text, peer-reviewed journal allowing for the dissemination of ELT in these main areas: (1) Methodology in ELT, (2) Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), (3) Language Policy and Curriculum, (4) Teacher Professional Development, (4) Literature in ELT, (5) Language Assessment, (6) Language Material Design and Evaluation, (7) Psychological and Sociological Influences on English language learning (8) Global/World Englishes and, (9) Other related disciplines or areas of research. It is intended for an international audience of elementary and secondary teachers, researchers, teacher educators, scholars, parents and instructors at tertiary levels who are concerned with the teaching and learning of English in varying contexts (such as families, classrooms, schools, colleges, universities, communities, countries etc.), whereby two or more languages are prevalently and extensively used by an individual speaker or a community of speakers.
Arjuna Subject : Umum - Umum
Articles 30 Documents
LEARNING ENGLISH WORD CLASS BY USING CONCORDANCE SOFTWARE Samsi, Yogi Setia
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 1 (2018): ELT in Focus
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Concordance is one of the software based corpus linguistics which aims to analyze the unlimited data. This software caused the lecturing delivered comprehensively and understood easily by students. Regarding to this application, it will always make easier the student to learn, identify, and analyze the data in order to determine English word class within various texts. This study is about morphology to get how the process of teaching English word class with concordance software is, and how are the students? responses toward teaching English word class with concordance software. Corpus is taken from BNC/ British national corpus analyzed byword class categories as Thomas (1993) theory, to achieve the focus comprehensively in recognizing English word class categories. Concordance is available to use either English teaching or linguistics one.
The Use of Substitution and Its Contribution to the Text Cohesion in Students’ Expository Texts Adiantika, Hanif Nurcholish; Floranti, Astri Dwi
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 2 (2018): ELT in Focus
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (521.492 KB) | DOI: 10.35706/eltinfc.v1i2.1848

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The present study intends to investigate the use of substitution in students? expository texts. It covers the types of substitution used by the students in their expository texts and the contribution of substitution to the texts? cohesion. This study uses qualitative research through case study design. The participants in this study are nine students of twelfth grade in a public senior high school in Kuningan. The data in the present study are the documents of students? expository texts. The data are analyzed by using the frameworks of cohesive devices proposed by Halliday and Hasan (1976). The findings indicate that there is only one substitution found in this study namely nominal substitution. The present study also delineates that the use of substitution contributes to the process of avoiding repetition and text redundancy. Furthermore, it can be concluded that the use and the contribution of substitution in students? expository texts are still considered low. Thus, the encouragement is very necessary for the students to use appropriate substitution to make their texts more cohesive.
Development of Basic Analysis of Prose Coursebook Containing Critical Theories at a State University in Karawang Krishnapatria, Kriswanda
ELT in Focus Vol 2, No 1 (2019): ELT in Focus
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This research is motivated by the need of textbook used in the process of literature lecturing, especially prose. Critical theories discourse contained in literary work can be an interesting issue when textbooks used in Higher Education have not provided a mandate and a good and strong model to imitate. Given the importance of the role of textbooks in the process of knowledge transfer other than lecturers, it is necessary to develop literary coursebooks that subtly contain critical theories in order to produce better quality resources in changing attitudes and actions of readers.This research used a simplified Research and Development method that only covered three main stages: (1) preliminary study, (2) product formulation and development, and (3) product validation and dissemination. In addition, this study focused on coursebooks containing critical theories for English Education students of 6th Semester on Basic Analysis of Prose course at State University of Singaperbangsa Karawang.The coursebook as the development product for Basic Analysis of Prose in English Language Education Program at State University of Singaperbangsa Karawang has a total average analysis of validation results and small group testing above 80%, so it can be categorized as valid and feasible.
The Use of Video in Teaching Speaking Skill: A Classroom Action Research at One of Junior High School in Yogyakarta Burhanudin, Asep
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 1 (2018): ELT in Focus
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This study aims at revealing the implementation of the use of video in teaching speaking skill. It involves twenty nine junior high school students, one English teacher, and two college students. The research method of this study is classroom action research (Kemmis and McTaggart 1988, cited in Burns, 2010) using observation and interview as data collection techniques. The gained data are then analyzed qualitatively. Findings present that the use of video can be beneficial for the teacher in teaching speaking skill, especially for the aspect of pronunciation (Stempleski, 1990, further discussed in Richards and Renandya, 2002). The results indicated that the students show improvements in their pronunciation after learning by using the video. In addition, the students are very enthusiastic in learning speaking by using video. The students focus on watching the video and most of them raise their hands to answer teacher?s questions related to the video. As the video provides the motion pictures which is more interesting for the students, the students focus on watching and trying to understand the content of the video. Based on these findings, it is recommended for the teachers to use video in teaching speaking skill at any school levels in order to make the students understand the lesson easily.
Utilizing News Text Development in Teaching Reading: A Case at English Course for Public Relation of Universitas Bina Sarana Informatika Naserly, Mursyid Kasmir; Ahmad, Yousef Bani
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 2 (2018): ELT in Focus
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In this study the researchers sought to develop a pattern of reading teaching in the English for Public Relations course. The development of the pattern researchers realized in the reading exercise pattern using news text media. This certainly will arouse the curiosity of the participants, compared to the pattern of practice materializing formal texts or even reading texts with old themes. The use of news texts that are more casual in nature certainly can be used as a benchmark for students' reading skills, especially in honing the scanning and skimming skills they have learned before. How fast the participants in reading and understanding the meaning they read is the target of success that the researchers saw, so that in the future researchers can find other ways to apply the method of scanning and skimming with other text media.
Teaching Anxiety Experienced by Indonesian Student Teachers of Multidisciplinary Education Study Program Agustiana, Vina; Nurhayati, Nunu
ELT in Focus Vol 2, No 1 (2019): ELT in Focus
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With the demands of professionals, the study reports that there is a great deal of anxiety that arises in real teaching. As an effort to reduce the teaching anxiety, this study explores the level of teaching anxiety faced by student teachers in implementing real teaching as well as factors that can trigger the emergence of anxiety. This research was conducted quantitatively by applying the survey as the research strategy. The Student Teacher Anxiety Scale (STAS) found by Hart (1987) became a research instrument with language modification performed. 238 student teachers of Multidiciplinary Education Study Program (ESP) at one of the Private University in Indonesia who will carry out real teaching are involved as research respondents. The respondents consist of 6 different ESP. Based on the results of the study, it can be seen that the level of teaching anxiety faced by student teachers of multidiciplinary ESP in carrying out real teaching activities is at a high level with an average of 3.69. The level of anxiety experienced by student teachers of each ESP are as follows: Primary School Teacher (3.89), Mathematics (3.74), English Language (3.48), Indonesian Language (3.47) are at a high level. While the level of teaching anxiety of student teachers of Biology ESP (3.35) and Economic ESP (3.26) are at the normal level. Meanwhile, the most influencing factor causing the teaching anxiety were teaching preparation (3.86), teaching evaluation (3.73), class control (3.71), school staff (3.58), and failure in teaching (3, 58). With the anxiety that arises, good communication is the initial solution that can be done so that real teaching activities get better. Finally, real teaching will be more useful when the anxiety that arises is considered as a stimulation so that students can carry out better real teaching activities.
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT BASED LEARNING TO PROMOTE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN EFL WRITING CLASS Syarifah, Eva Fitriani
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 1 (2018): ELT in Focus
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One of the problems in writing class is less of students? motivation. To promote students? motivation in writing, the researcher tries to implement Project Based Learning (PBL). This research focus on the implementation of PBL, steps by steps in writing class, as well as if it affects students? motivation in writing. This research employed case study research design. The data were gathered through teaching program and interview. The results show that there are three main parts in implementing PBL which consist of plan, action, and evaluation. Moreover, the students felt motivated in writing through PBL. ????
Investigating Pre-Service English Teacher in Using Language in the Classroom Pahlevi, Muhammad Reza; Ridwan, Iwan
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 2 (2018): ELT in Focus
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This study aims at investigating the ways Pre-service English Teacher (PET) uses English in the classroom. Observation data described how PET used English in one of Junior High School in Karawang. The results showed there were three findings emerged. Firstly, the use of English was practiced in stimulating students at the pre-lesson stage. Secondly, the PET tended to use Indonesian in main lesson. Finally, in the post-lesson stage English was used more dominantly but Indonesian is more dominant in the reflection stage.
Learner Autonomy Desirability and Feasibility in Indonesian EFL Classrooms: University Students’ Voices Yulianto, Slamet Wahyudi
ELT in Focus Vol 2, No 1 (2019): ELT in Focus
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For its promises in helping learners to develop their language proficiency, independent learning skill, thinking skill, and collaborative skill, numerous research and practices have been conducted regarding the promotion of Learning Autonomy (LA) in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. However, the majority of research focuses only on the teachers? viewpoint. This paper aims to reveal the students? voices towards LA, especially its? desirability and feasibility in the context of EFL classroom in Indonesia. This case study was carried out in one private university in Subang. 44 students were purposively selected as the participants. The data were collected through distributing questionnaires and conducting interviews. It is revealed that most of participants perceive LA as both desirable and feasible. However, they still find that it is not easy to develop their LA without adequate support from their teachers. It can be concluded that the students are willing to develop their LA. It is suggested that there should be more teacher training regarding the promotion of LA in the Indonesian EFL context.
Incorporating Paragraph Punch into EFL Writing Class Pujiawati, Nia
ELT in Focus Vol 1, No 1 (2018): ELT in Focus
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The research was aimed at examining the effectiveness of Paragraph Punch in developing students? writing paragraph fluency. Classroom action research was implemented to address the research questions. Relating to participants, it involved thirty students of English Department, University of Singaperbangsa Karawang, who had enrolled in Writing for General Communication and have experience in using software. The data from the students in Cycle 1 and 2 were analyzed using the theory of writing skills developed by Lyer and a theory of the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph proposed by Oshima and Hogue for evidence of how Paragraph Punch affected their skill in paragraph composition. The study indicated that the software effectively enhance the students? writing ability both in the process and learning products. Thus, it is recommended for English Teacher to use Paragraph Punch as alternative way to improve the teaching quality.

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