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Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) is an open access academic, scholarly peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. The Journal is scheduled for publication biannually, in March and September, with the first issue to appear in March 2011. This Journal has been indexed on DOAJ since 2016 and accredited “Sinta 3” as a scientific journal under the Directorate General of Research Enhancement and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education since 2017.
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Promoting mobile collaborative language learning in Islamic higher education Yudhiantara, Rully Agung; Nuryantini, Ade Yeti
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 9, No 1 (2019): March 2019
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (745.683 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v9i1.961

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This study sought to explore students’ experience in using Instagram to participate in mobile collaborative language learning (MCLL). The contents they produced and shared, as well as their interaction and collaboration, were analyzed. The participants of this study were 110 students in an English education department, in three different classes,who all had taken a translation coursetheir third semester. Online tasks were assigned to students and they were required to produce, share, interact and collaborate to accomplish tasks. This study applied a qualitative method with case study research design using observation, focus group discussion and content analysis. Data were analyzed through stages namely categorization, reduction and interpretation. Results showed that the students were able to participate in MCLL using Instagram. They produced and shared contents that met the requirement of MCLL. The contents included English sentences for structural collaboration in terms of subject-verb agreement and English sentences for word meaning collaborations. They interacted with their peers by writing feedback and comments on the uploaded content. They collaborated with their peers by providing multiple interactions to accomplish tasks in MCLL like writing structural analysis, word meaning, paraphrasing sentences, and sentence translation.
TEACHING ENGLISH USING A GENRE PEDAGOGY TO ISLAMIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Aunurrahman, Aunurrahman; Hikmayanti, Any; Yuliana, Yuliana
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 10, No 1 (2020): March 2020
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v10i1.1625

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This descriptive qualitative study aims to find out how a genre pedagogy is used to teaching the English language. A class consisted of thirty-six students of a public Islamic junior high school was selected purposefully as participants. The data collection involved participant observation, field notes, and documents, in this case, the students' works. The participant observations were conducted in four meetings. During the observations, this study collected the students? works purposefully. The data analysis used two techniques, namely the thematic analysis to analyze the field notes and functional grammar framework to analyze the students? independent construction texts. The findings of the study reveal that the students could practice daily life texts in pairs and write a daily life text independently, critically, and creatively as they managed to work on their own and to use specific information, expressions, and contexts in their texts as demanded by the government and the 21st century. This could be achieved as the researcher applied genre pedagogy teaching procedures, explicit teaching, and scaffolding to ensure the students could do the work effectively. This study suggests teachers apply genre-pedagogy teaching procedures and principles to ensure the students could learn English better.
THE ENGLISH TEACHERS’ CHALLENGES IN TOEFL PREPARATION FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Akmal, Saiful; Risdaneva, Risdaneva; Habiburrahim, Habiburrahim; Sari, Maulina
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 10, No 1 (2020): March 2020
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v10i1.1627

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This descriptive qualitative study was aimed at discovering English language teachers? challenges in teaching TOEFL preparation for senior high school students. The data were collected by using an in-depth interview with six experienced and qualified English language teachers teaching TOEFL in the three-state and private senior high schools in Aceh province, Indonesia. Open, axial, and selective coding techniques were used to analyze the data from in-depth interviews. The results show that teachers faced some challenges during teaching TOEFL preparation for senior high school students including students? different language proficiency, their lack of vocabulary mastery, their fatigue, their passive attitude, class size, and time limitation. The findings recommend the further idea to organize a more organized preparation TOEFL program for high school students that can be integrated into the existing curriculum, and thus it will no longer be viewed merely as an extracurricular program.
LANGUAGE INPUT, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, AND MOTIVATION OF A SUCCESSFUL EFL LEARNER Nugroho, Arif; Zamzami, M. Rizal Akbar; Ukhrowiyah, Nur Farah
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 10, No 1 (2020): March 2020
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v10i1.1511

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The present study involved one EFL learner who was regarded as successful, not only of understanding second language acquisition theories but also of demonstrating exceptional language skills thus far. An in-depth semi-structured interview was administered with three key objectives: to identify features of language inputs that enable her to develop English skills; to investigate her situation of the learning environment; and to reveal her motivation in learning the language. The participant was a successful EFL learner who was determined by excellent TOEFL score and performed an outstanding achievement in English proven by the academic transcript. The data were gathered by means of semi-structured interview and analyzed through transcription process, coding, and drawing the conclusion. The results indicated that joining an intensive class and integrating English in her daily activities had primarily contributed to her language skill improvement. While the physical environment slightly provided a conducive environment for learning English, her academic environment was steadily supporting her. In addition to the importance of English in her future, the participant was successful in keeping her motivation to learn the language. These findings could contribute to a better understanding of how Indonesian EFL learners successfully acquire a foreign language.
LINE APPLICATION: AN ALTERNATIVE TOOL TO DEVELOP WRITING ABILITIES Jumariati, Jumariati; Febriyanti, Emma Rosana
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 10, No 1 (2020): March 2020
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v10i1.1566

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This study tried to reveal the potential use of LINE application in developing students? writing abilities through blended learning. It employed a quasi-experimental design which involved thirty-nine students of the advanced writing course. The experimental group was taught by using process and product approach combined with LINE application with teacher?s and classmates? feedbacks while the control group was taught by using a conventional method without LINE application. The data were the result of students? writings collected by using a writing test and scoring rubric as the instruments. The analysis of the students? scores was carried out by employing the independent sample t-test. The finding showed that there was a significant effect of the use of LINE application on the students? writing abilities. Furthermore, the differences were found in the components of vocabulary, grammar, organization, content, and mechanics. The study concluded that LINE application was a potential tool to develop students? abilities in writing provided that it was combined with teachers? and classmates? feedback which facilitated students? writing improvement.
INTERACTIVE GAME “KAHOOT!” AS THE MEDIA OF STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY ASSESSMENT Hadijah, Hadijah; Pratolo, Bambang Widi; Rondiyah, Rondiyah
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 10, No 1 (2020): March 2020
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v10i1.1670

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This research aims to investigate students? perspectives on using the interactive game ?Kahoot!? as the media of vocabulary test at one of the public senior high schools in Yogyakarta Indonesia. It was a qualitative research with five voluntarily participating students as the participants. An in-depth semi-structured interview was applied as the data collection technique. The theme-based analysis was used in this study. The finding shows that first, Kahoot! is more practical for a vocabulary test. Second, the game can attract the students? attention to the test. Third, it helps the students to be more active in the classroom and the last, the game makes the students more enthusiastic in doing the test. However, this research also found some negative sides of using Kahoot!; first, the students become less confident with their score, especially when they get lower scores than other students because the scores were displayed on the leader board in Kahoot! application; second, some students had a lack of knowledge in using the application; and the last, the time was limited. This study implies that the use of Kahoot! in EFL classroom can be an alternative for teachers to teach vocabulary and provide fun learning activities for the students.
IMPLEMENTATION OF INTENSIVE-EXTENSIVE READING STRATEGY TO IMPROVE READING COMPREHENSION Miftah, M. Zaini
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 3, No 1 (2013): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (289.166 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v3i1.59

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The study is aimed at developing the Intensive-Extensive Reading Strategy (IERS) to improve the students’ reading comprehension. The study employed Collaborative Classroom Action Research. The subjects of the study were 32 students of the second semester of English Education Study Program of STAIN Palangka Raya in the 2010/2011 academic year. The data were gained from reading comprehension test, observation, field notes and questionnaire. The findings show that the implementation of IERS with the appropriate procedures developed can improve the students’ reading comprehension. It is indicated by the improvements of the percentage of the students achieving the score greater than or equal to C (60-69), and of the percentage of their involvement in the reading activities during the implementation of IERS in Cycles I and II. Consequently, the improvement of the students’ reading comprehension can be reached but it should follow the appropriate procedures of the implementation of IERS having been developed.Keywords: intensive-extensive reading strategy, reading comprehension, improvement
READING THEORIES AND READING COMPREHENSION Ngabut, Maria Novary
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 5, No 1 (2015): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (62.504 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v5i1.89

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In this article several reading theories in their relations to reading comprehension teachers and lecturers of English need to know are reviewed. At the theory level, three other Models of Reading, namely Bottom-Up, Top-Down, and Interactive are previously discussed to the Schema Theory. In reviewing the reading comprehension, the history of reading instruction, types and purposes of reading, and cognitive reading skills are discussed. Finally, it reviews six variables involved in the comprehension of English texts.Keywords: models of reading, schema theory, comprehension, background knowledge
THE REALIZATION OF E-BOOKS FOR TEACHING AS REFLECTED BY EFL TEACHERS OF ISLAMIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (MTs) Priajana, Nana; Baehaqi, Luqman
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 2, No 1 (2012): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (1448.958 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v2i1.50

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This study was aimed at processing empirical data to know the realization e-book program in EFL teaching and learning process as reflected by English teachers of Islamic Junior High School (MTs) in Indonesia. It is a descriptive research of which the approach is a cross sectional survey. The result of this study was expected to be the basis for the government to re-evaluate the implementation of the national project of School Electronic Books (BSE). Based on the result of data analysis, the program of e-books should be revised as considering several factors affecting its insufficient use by the EFL teachers of MTs. The use of E-book in teaching and learning in Indonesia EFL classroom had been beyond the teachers’ outlook. It revealed that e-book and its advantages were not well recognized by many teachers of MTs in Indonesia because of lack awareness of rapid growth of technology and information in this case the use of internet.Keywords: e-book, teaching and learning, program, implementation
THE ROLE OF AWARENESS IN SECOND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT Fahriany, Fahriany
Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Vol 4, No 1 (2014): JEFL
Publisher : IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (154.666 KB) | DOI: 10.23971/jefl.v4i1.73

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Cognitive psychology and cognitive science appear to agree that attention to stimuli is needed for long-term memory storage and that little, if any, learning can take place without attention. One strand of psycholinguistic research that has drawn quite a lot of interest, both from a theoretical and empirical perspective, is the role awareness plays in second language acquisition (SLA). To promote a further understanding of the role of awareness may potentially contribute to L2 development. This article will  briefly describe current theoretical approaches to the role of awareness in language learning,  review recent studies that have employed verbal reports to investigate the effects of awareness on L2 development, and  provide, based on the review, some awareness-raising pedagogical tasks for the L2 classroom setting.Keywords: attention, awareness, detection, feedback, L2 development

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