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Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies
ISSN : 24772879     EISSN : 23565012     DOI : -
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Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies (ADJES), with registered number ISSN 2477-2879 (online), 2356-5012 (print), is a journal which is published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. This journal is published twice a year in March and September. We accept mainly research-based articles related to English Language Teaching, Literature, and Linguistics.
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LECTURERS’ STRATEGIES IN TEACHING TOEFL TO NON-ENGLISH DEPARMENT STUDENTS AT STATE COLLEGE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES (STAIN) CURUP Noviyenty, Leffi
ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies) Vol 6, No 1 (2019): March
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v6i1.8914

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AbstractThe objectives of this research are to find out the strategies, the reason the lecturers use the strategies, the way they implement the strategies and the problems they faced in implementing the strategies.  The data is collected though deep interview and observation.    The findings shows that the strategies used are: Teaching the usage not the rules, helping the students with the four skills, teaching the students the strategies in doing the TOEFL, using appropriate material, note taking, doing the preparation and using students? psychic abilities.  The reason the English lecturers use the strategies are to build the students self confident, to train the students using the time effectively, to minimize tthe students weaknesses and strengthen their power in order to get good score, to make the students find their own strategies in doing the test as fast as they can, and to train the students do self correction by note taking. While the implementation of  strategies perform in variety ways.  Some problems are also found such as the students have low motivation on TOEFL, very limited background on TOEFL, rarely read English text outclass and the students have bad score in English Subject. 
TRANSLATION STRATEGIES OF CULTURE-SPECIFIC TERMS IN THE TOURISM TEXT “WISATA KULINER DI KOTA BATIK” Arifin, Zainal
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v6i1.8676

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The study aims to analyze and describe the translation strategies of culture-specific-words in the Indonesian tourism text Wisata Kuliner di Kota Batik into English Culinary Tour in the City of Batik. It used a descriptive-qualitative. The data were the specific-culture words, terms, or expressions in the text Wisata Kuliner di Kota Batik and its translation text Culinary Tour in the City of Batik. The data sources comprised the document and informants. The document was the tourism text of the GARUDA magazine, published by indomultimedia, Augustus 1st, 2010. The informants were the experts in translation linguistics. The data collection used a content analysis, in-depth interview, and questionnaires. The data validity employed a technique of data or source triangulation and peer debriefing. The data analysis applied an interactive model: data reduction, data display, and conclusion/verification. The results of the study showed that the translation strategies of the culture-specific words, terms, or expressions were as follows: 1) translation by cultural substitution, 2) translation by loanword with explanation, 3) translation by adoption with explanation, and 4) translation by loanword. 
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KEY WORDS-PICTORIAL AND AFTER READING CARD METHODS IN ENGLISH VOCABULARY MASTERY Lianto, Devi Kurnia; Puspita, Dayu Retno
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v6i1.12681

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This study aims to determine the differences in English vocabulary skills of students using the Keywords-Pictorial learning method with students who use the After Reading Card Game learning method. This study used a quasi-experimental research method with the study of Nonequivalent Control Group Design. The population subjects in this study were all of the fifth grade students of MI Al-Istiqomah, Tangerang City, which numbered 50 students, taking a sample of 25 students in the first experimental class and 25 students in the second experimental class. The technique of collecting data using test questions instruments describing vocabulary skills consists of 20 valid and realistic questions. Based on the results of the study, testing the posttest hypothesis from the results of the t-test obtained tcount = 29.05 and table = 2.02, it can be concluded that there are significant differences between the posttest grade values of the first experimental class and the second experimental class. This can be interpreted that the English vocabulary abilities of students using the After Reading Card Game learning method are higher with students who use the Keywords-Pictorial learning method. Keywords: Keywords-Pictorial method; After Reading Card Game, mastery of vocabulary
CHALLENGES IN TEACHING INTEGRATED-LISTENING SKILL IN THE UNIVERSITY Fauzi, Adin
ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies) Vol 6, No 1 (2019): March
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v6i1.12506

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This research describes challenges encountered by EFL instructor in teaching integrated-listening skill in the university. To deal with this issue, a qualitative approach notably a basic interpretive study was deployed as the research design. Conducted in a private university in Blitar, East Java, this study took 23 students enrolled in Advanced Listening course as the participants. The data were collected through observation, interview, and document analysis. The result revealed that EFL instructor experienced some challenges in teaching integrated-listening skill to university students. The challenges included difficulties in locating appropriate materials, the students? low level of English proficiency, and the students? problematic attitude. Those problems hindered the students? ability in both speaking and writing activities as a follow-up to listening activity. Current gap in listening-related study is recognized, and suggestions for both practitioners and future researchers are proposed. 
Procedures for Developing Bilingual Children Storybook Based on Caring Character Adityas, M Tolkhah
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (402.765 KB) | DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v6i1.12669

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This study reveals the procedures for developing bilingual children storybook based on caring character for elementary school students. This is a research and development with descriptive qualitative as data analysis technique. The process of developing bilingual children storybook consists of five stages of development procedures, namely 1) preliminary studies including analysis of students’ needs, characteristics, potential, and problems, 2) planning including literature review and formulating learning objectives, 3) initial product development including determining themes, plot, illustrations, story elements, and expert validation, 4) preliminary field testing, and 5) product revision. The bilingual children storybook based on caring values has been validated by media, material, and pedagogical experts and declared appropriate for use. According to media experts and material experts, the product is categorized "good", while to pedagogical experts, it is categorized "very good". The book has been tested on the second graders of elementary school, and the students perceive it very well. 
In Search of Creative EFL Teachers: A Perspective of Best Classroom Practices Suwartono, Tono; Oktavia, Nina Fivi
ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies) Vol 6, No 1 (2019): March
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Teaching is to create environment for students to learn. However, there are classrooms in which the students only sit and listen to the teacher. They are required to memorize words and grammar rules and the learners become reluctant and not motivated to learn. Therefore, creative teachers with certain qualities are needed to cope with this problem. This paper discusses a few important aspects of creative EFL teaching, delivers examples of classroom practices, and shares personal views related with the topic, notably the idea of creativity in ELT, in light of the author?s own teaching experience, research career and teacher training, as well as workshop-tours. It gives purposeful teaching techniques, ideas of how to create interesting classroom activities and how to use authentic material and resources, also how to optimize effective teaching aids /media.
Need Analysis of English for Mechanical Engineering Pertiwi, Dewanti Ratna; Kusumaningrum, Maria Asumpta Deny
ADJES (Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies) Vol 6, No 1 (2019): March
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To conduct an ESP instructional program, it is important to analyze the current situation of the students and the objectives of the program. This study explored the need analysis of English for mechanical engineering at Adisutjipto college of technology, Yogyakarta. This department offers aircraft maintenance, manufacture and material, and energy conversion majors that require the English instruction covers the needs of those concentrations. The data were collected from the students, lecturers, tracer study, and academic affair officers by distributing questionnaire, interviewing, and observing the classroom activities. The finding showed that the compositions of the three concentrations and should involve aerospace engineering materials, the presentation of the materials should focus on the language skills development based, the teaching technique should involve classroom and digital instructions and the instruction should be outcome based education (OBE).   Keywords: need analysis, ESP, mechanical, aerospace, engineering

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