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SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning)
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Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning (SALTeL) is a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of Language Teaching. The journal is published online twice a year. The scope of SALTeL includes the following fields: theory and practice in language teaching and learning, teaching a second or foreign language, language teachers’ training, and education.
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Articles 42 Documents
Politeness Strategies and Gender Differences in the Speech Act of Rejection among the Malays in Malaysia Che Ismail, Nur Asyrani binti
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 1, No 1: January 2018
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Men and women utilise language to serve various purposes. Making rejection falls as one of the functions through which gender differences in the language may be identified. Research seems to suggest that men and women construct and incorporate politeness differently while performing speech acts of rejection. Therefore, this study aims to identify the positive and the negative politeness strategies that both genders use in making a rejection and also to compare, to what extent politeness strategies of males differ from those of females in making rejection. This study employs the framework of Brown and Levinson’s Model of Politeness (1987) where it is realised through a set of questionnaire involving nine different situations and is formulated based on an oral Discourse Completion Task. The oral DCT is tested on 50 male and 50 female students of International Islamic University Malaysia. As a whole, males use more positive and negative politeness strategies than females when making rejections. While in a broader context, both genders are generally explanative and apologetic when making rejections. Therefore, this study is able to suggest better ways for society members in the future on how to make appropriate rejections to each other.
English Conversation Teaching by Pairwork Technique for The First Year English Majored Students Dalimunte, Muhammad
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 1, No 2: July 2018
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This research applied Classroom Action Research (CAR) to know if Pair-work technique is appropriate used to teach English Conversation. This research was conducted in two cycles of teaching learning activities, it was attained that the students’ ability at speaking could be increased which found the students’ test scores from pre-cycle (before doing treatment) to the second cycle (after the treatment done) increased. In the pre-test denoted that 78.1% (25 students of 32 research subjects) got scores below 70, in the post-test of cycle one was attained 90,6% (29 students of 32 research subjects) got scores 70 up and in the cycle two- post test 93,75% of the students got scores 70 up. This strategy could also drive the students actively taking part in the classroom
Students Voices: A Qualitative Study On Teachers’ Written Feedback Among Fourth Year University Students Bahri, Syamsul
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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The objectives of this study is to find student’s voices on teachers’ written feedback. The qualitative study investigates the student’s voices on teachers’ written feedback of their essays and comments that benefit students’ future improvement as writers. It explores sixty-one English Department students’ opinions on the written feedback of their writing teachers at Ar-Raniry State University of Islamic Studies, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.  The findings indicate that writing teachers provide various kinds of feedback on students’ essays and they valued positive teachers’ feedback on all aspects of writing such as grammar, mechanics, content and organisation. Teachers’ negative comments were also considered useful for students’ learning because they can help students to improve their critical thinking and writing skills. In addition, for student future improvement, teachers’ feedbacks do contribute to learning and that teachers’ feedback on grammar and organisation are more preferable than those on content and mechanics. It is suggested that feedback which highlights strengths and weaknesses of students’ work can facilitate students to learn and make better future learning.
Non Equivalence at Scientific Terms in Mathematics Bilingual Textbook Tarigan, Fatin Nadifa; Juliana, Juliana
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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This study entails the translation of scientific terms from English into Indonesian. The objectives of this study are to investigate the problem of non-equivalence at word level found in mathematics bilingual textbook and to investigate the translation strategies used. This study was conducted by using descriptive qualitative design. The data of this study were 89 words and phrases containing scientific terms. The data were collected through documentary technique. The technique of data analysis was interactive model. The finding of this study revealed that there were five problems of non-equivalence at scientific terms found in mathematics bilingual textbook. They were the source language concept is not lexicalized in the target language, the source language word is semantically complex, the source and target language make distinction in meaning, the target language lacks hyponym,  and difference in form. To solve the problems of non equivalence, it was found that four translation strategies proposed by Baker were applicable.
Language Maintenance at the Javanese Family in Bukit Malintang District Ningsih, Sudarti Rahayu; Harahap, Lenni Marlina
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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This research was intended to investigate the types, the factors, and the reasons of language maintenance. Research design in this study was in case study approach by using descriptive qualitative method. The data were the intensity of using utterances of Javanese language in transcript of the interview to the Javanese early family in language maintenance. The data source of this research was intermarriage Javanese family. Techniques of collecting the data in this research were observation, interview and documentation. Data were analysed by using Miles, Huberman, and Saldana’s theory with the processes of data condensation, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification. Result of the research showed that the language maintenance was based on active language maintenance type.  Factor of language maintenance was the loyalty to maintain its language although it face. The reason of language maintenance was to keep ethnic identity. Meanwhile, it did not happen to their fourth child, the child could not maintain Javanese language, he just know that Javanese language as their language should be known as the history.
The Implementation of Social Media to Develop Students’ Writing Skill on Digital Marketing Natsir, Muhammad; Suswati, Rita; Damanik, Sisila Fitriany; Pane, Isli Iriani Indiah; Lubis, Fauziah Khairani
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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Digital marketing has become a new way to exchange things, starting from information to selling things. UniversitasNegeri Medan (UNIMED) as one of the educational university tries to engage to this digital world. Since the currentfacility of multimedia laboratorybased on Computer Assisted Language learning (CALL), the implementation of e-learning has been developed. Through English for Spesific Purposes (ESP), the students learn further on e-world. The aim of this research is to find out the students’ ability in writing an advertisement using social media.  This research used a development research approach (R & D) that adopts a model developed by Borg & Gall and the questionnares were analyzed by Linkert Scale formula. The research activities wasin the second semester consist of 30 english literature students carried out pre- and post-test, expert validation, and final product. The result shown: 1) social media like Instagram can be developed as the writing material; 2) students’ ability in writing using social media can be implemented in e-marketing to design an advertisement. Furthermore, it’s suggested to do more research on digital marketing to offer a wider opportunies to students in deciding the best job in the future.
Enhancing the EFL Students’ Achievement in Writing Descriptive Text through Think-Pair-Share Sanjaya, Dedi; Agustina, Lia
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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The purpose of tis study was to investigate English as Foreign Language (EFL) students’ achievement in writing skill (descriptive text) through Think Pair Share method. Therefore, the action research design was implemented to match with the purpose of the study. The techniques of collecting the data were writing test, observation, questionnaire, and interview. The result of the study shows that the students’ achievement sustainably improved from the first evaluation, which was 65,50 to second evaluation, which was 75,09 and to the third evaluation, which was 85,50. The score continuously improved from the first evaluation to the third evaluation. Observation result shows that the students gave their good attitudes and responses during teaching and learning process by applying the application of TPS (Think Pair Share) method. Questionnaire and interview report shows that students agreed that the application of TPS (Think Pair Share) method had helped them in writing descriptive text. In conclusion, the application of TPS method significantly improved students’ achievement in writing descriptive text
Text Readability: A Snapshot Rawian, Rafizah Mohd
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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Selecting suitable reading materials are taxing and challenging for many English instructors. Text readability analysis can be used to automate the process of reading material selection and also the assessment of reading ability for language learners. Readability formulas have been broadly used in determining text difficulty based on learners’ grade level. Based on mathematical calculations, a readability formula examines certain features of a text in order to provide best rough approximations as an indication of difficulty. This paper reflects some aspects and issues of readability analysis.
The Use of Euphemism in Karonese Language Langkat Surbakti, Agustina Br; Tresiany, Yeni Winda
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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This research was conducted to identify the function of euphemism used in Karonese Laguage Langkat. This research applied qualitative descriptive approach. The qualitative data were taken from interview in karonese people at villange bahorok, langkat. The instrument for collecting the data through interview. The result of the analysis from interview the data taken from the respondents show that euphemism used in Karonese language divided in some categories such pronoun, adjective, verb, and noun. The use of Euphemism in Karonese language is not only for the words, but also in some phrases. In express the euphemism, karonese culture used Euphemism to communication.  And the last one is karonese people usually use Euphemism to express the euphemism in situation or condition. The content of social values in the mourning tradition of karonese’s culture has function to motivate, advice, amuse, and strengthen the condolences family. And in educational function that can be as the reflection for the people about the importance of this tradition for readers especially young generation.
Local Characteristics Content: An Analysis of ELT Textbook for Young Learners Ginting, Siti Aisah
SALTeL Journal (Southeast Asia Language Teaching and Learning) Vol 2, No 1: January 2019
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The purpose of this study was to analyse the media used in ELT textbook for beginners based on local characteristics of students by showing the data from analysed textbook, which is inappropriate for the the young learners in Indonesia, and this media made the teaching learning process ineffective and inefficient. Descriptive research design was applied in this study. The technique for collecting the data was quantitative approach. There were three (3) textbooks commonly used in primary level grade 4 in Indonesia. Those three were analyzed based on the local characteristics of students using demographic analysis. The result shows that only 5.6% of the media was related to local characteristics of students since the rest were to related general and foreign characteristic which reached 49% and 45.4% respectively. Therefore, the reason why the Englishlearners in Indonesia particularly on primary level grade 4 could not reach the standard of English Learning was because the media was 94.4% not related to the local characteristics of students.