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Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL)
ISSN : 23019468     EISSN : 25026747     DOI : -
Core Subject : Education,
A Journal of First and Second Language Teaching and Learning
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PATTERNS OF DOMINANCE OF LANGUAGE VITALITIES AMONG MALAYSIAN STUDENTS IN PRIMARY NATIONAL-TYPE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS How, Soo Ying; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Chan, Swee Heng
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 6, No 2 (2017): Vol. 6 No. 2, January 2017
Publisher : Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v6i2.4913

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Multilingualism is embedded in the Malaysian Education Blueprint (2015-2025) as a stated goal towards nation building. The education system provides opportunity to learn Malay which is the national language, the mother tongue (Mandarin or Tamil) and the English language as part of formal schooling. In fact, Malaysian primary schools are classified into two major divisions. Students can opt to study in national schools in which the medium of instruction is Malay with the provision for the learning of English and a mother tongue. The other option allows students to enrol in national-type schools of which the medium of instruction is either Mandarin or Tamil, with English and Malay taught as academic subjects. At secondary level, the medium of instruction in national schools is Malay and students are provided the opportunity to learn their mother tongue and English. Other than in school, other social milieus also allow the use and practice of these languages. Given this linguistic environment, there exists a myriad of language experiences within and outside formal learning which together would influence the totality of language vitality. This paper investigates language vitality featured in this multilingual environment. It focuses on the vitality of the English language among students that appears to co-exist with the learning and use of other languages as they progress through the primary and secondary levels. The vitality is measured by the following indicators: language preference, choice, dominance, use, attitude and motivation and proficiency which were used to develop a questionnaire to obtain data on strength evaluation of these languages. The methodology encompasses random and convenient sampling to obtain representative responses from students with different levels of education and language experiences. The study reveals relative vitalities of languages used and highlights values attached to languages at different points of language exposure that coincide with chronological age.
Assessing Indonesian students’ competence in translating French texts of different types Setiadi, Riswanda
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 8, No 1 (2018): Vol. 8 No. 1, May 2018
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v8i1.11477

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This research is based on the fact that while learning a foreign language, translation ability is important for various purposes, yet not easy for the learners to acquire. This study was therefore aimed to: (1) identify the difficulties facing the students in translating different types of texts, especially descriptive, narrative and argumentative; (2) measure the student's ability to translate the text of three different types; and (4) provide feedback to the faculty about the students’ ability to translate descriptive text, narrative and argumentative texts in particular. For the purpose of this study, only non-fiction texts were provided for the students. And it is assumed that different text types require them to take different ways of translating. The subjects were 30 students of the Department of French Language Education, at a state education university in Bandung, who attended a French-Indonesian Translation class. Data collecting instrument used was a translation test consisting descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts to be translated from French into Indonesian. The findings showed that half of the students had difficulty translating the three types of text, particularly in paragraph cohesion and fairness criteria. But they were more able to translate narrative and argumentative texts than descriptive text due to text structure and characteristics as well as students’ lack of vocabulary acquisition. However, in general the students had a slightly sufficient ability to translate those three text types from French into Indonesian. Errors in translation were also identified in relation to their knowledge of both source and target languages.
Language, identity, and ideology: Analysing discourse in Aceh sharia law implementation Habiburrahim, H.; Rahmiati, Zainah; Muluk, Safrul; Akmal, Saiful; Aziz, Zulfadli A.
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23210

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The implementation of Sharia law in Aceh in 2001 has ignited various reactions from both national and international communities. Some argued that this Sharia law could have a detrimental effect on human rights issues. Others claimed that as a province populated by the Muslim majority, Aceh should be given an opportunity to legalise its own legal product, ensuring that Sharia law is part of Acehnese religious values. This paper is primarily concerned with analysing the texts taken from The Jakarta Post newspaper’s article regarding the formal implementation of the local Sharia law in Aceh. The article is examined by means of various tools in Discourse Analysis method, including social identity, speech acts and implicature, genres and register. The findings elucidate that the speech and discourse of the participants and their interpretation are highly influenced by identity and community ideology of the speakers.
The semantic roles of ‘kaku-joshi’ in Japanese textbooks Sutedi, Dedi
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23204

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Case particles are an important Japanese language learning aspect that the learners should have learned since the beginner level, yet there are still many who still do not grasp the meaning and function of each particle. This is because in the instructional process, the elaboration of such articles is confined to the external structure, while the inner structure (semantic roles) is rather neglected in the textbooks. This study seeks to explain each semantic role of the particles 'kaku-joshi' contained in Japanese language teaching materials starting from elementary to secondary levels used in Indonesia. The method used is descriptive, with textual analysis employed as a data analysis technique. Findings reveal that all Japanese case particles have appeared in elementary level textbooks, namely particles GA, WO, NI, DE, TO, E, KARA, MADE, and YORI which are used to follow arguments or syntactic functions in the form of subject, object, complement, and adjunct. However, not all semantic roles appear in the textbook; 14 semantic roles are evidently not present. The findings of this study can be used as reference material for Japanese instructors in the teaching of Japanese case particles, so that the differences among the particles will be clearer and more easily understood by Japanese language learners in Indonesia.
Thai hotel undergraduate interns’ awareness and attitudes towards English as a lingua franca Suebwongsuwan, Waraporn; Nomnian, Singhanat
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23221

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The study examines twenty-eight Thai undergraduate hotel interns’ attitudes towards the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF) in terms of its varieties of spoken English. Drawing upon the questionnaire, semi-structured interview, and verbal-guise test based on the eleven recorded voices whose accents obtained were from native and non-native speakers, the findings reveal that the students reflected the most positive attitudes towards American and Hong Kong accents while the Korean one was rated rather negatively. However, the students were well aware of the lingua franca status of their spoken English; and thus, the non-native accents were tentatively accepted. This study suggests that Thai leaners’ awareness and positive attitude towards varieties of English must be promoted in both English classes and on-the-job training. English teachers and trainers of hotel staff should also be aware of the significance of exposure to accents and introduce undergraduate interns to varieties of English in order to enhance mutual intelligibility for effective ELF communication at work.
Integrative and instrumental but low investment: The English learning motivation of Indonesian senior high school students Muslim, Ahmad Bukhori; Hamied, Fuad Abdul; Sukyadi, Didi
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23199

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Considered important for global competitiveness like ASEAN Economic Society, the English proficiency of Indonesian students is unfortunately not satisfactory yet. This condition is, one of which, due to low teachers’ professionalism and students’ motivation for English learning. The motivation of students may become weak because they have not found ways to identify, drive and sustain it. Of the various studies on motivation and challenges in EFL practice in the Indonesian context, research specifically addressing how learners find motivation triggers synergized into project-based learning for sustainable and continuous English learning is still limited. This survey and interview study investigates the motivation of Senior High School (SHS) students in West Java province of Indonesia on English learning and how to drive their motivation through a collaborative project as mandated by the 2013 National Curriculum. Results of questionnaires, interviews and document analysis show that despite having integrative and instrumental motivation to learn English, the participating SHS students show low investment as indicated by low learning enthusiasm in the classroom and poor English performance. This low motivation is also related to some socioeconomic status such as school geographical location, classroom learning situation, and parental supports. The study recommends students’ involvement in a cooperative learning project which can direct and energize their English learning motivation so that they can have increased motivation, good English proficiency and become global citizens with high competitiveness.
Tertiary English students’ attitude towards intercultural language learning Morganna, Ruly; Sumardi, S.; Tarjana, Sri Samiati
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23216

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The nature of English as the world lingua franca and the nature of Indonesian students who are multicultural call for the application of Intercultural language learning (ILL) approach in English education in Indonesia. However, the complexities of ILL seem to demand English teachers’ positive attitude towards ILL even since they became tertiary English students so that ILL could be ideally implemented in the classroom. This study was conducted to delve into tertiary English students’ attitude towards ILL and to confirm their English teaching practices according to the perspective of ILL principles. Tertiary students taking English Education major at a State University in central Java were chosen to be the participants. Interview, questionnaire, and observation were deployed to garner the data. The findings demonstrated that most of the tertiary English students had a positive attitude towards ILL. Their judgments exhibited a positive tendency to accept and support ILL ideologies and principles. Their positive tendency covered three dimensions: affection (76.13%), cognition (75.08%), and behavior (75.16%). Observations showed that their English teaching practices tended to confirm their positive attitude towards ILL. They were able to apply three ILL principles consisting of active construction, making connection, and interaction. Other studies are expected to address ILL implementation in the formal English classrooms at Indonesian schools so that detailed merits and challenges as well as solutions with respect to ILL implementation can be revealed.
Investigating metacognitive knowledge in reading comprehension: The case of Indonesian undergraduate students Hamiddin, H.; Saukah, Ali
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23211

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Myriad studies have conveyed that metacognition is a key to successful reading comprehension in language classes. However, these studies focus on metacognitive strategies, metacognitive awareness, and metacognitive skills in ESL reading contexts. Anchored by the lack of empirical works on the EFL reading situation, this study investigated the metacognitive knowledge of Indonesian undergraduate students in their reading classes. Data were obtained through in-depth interviews with four successful and four less successful EFL students. The results of this study portrayed that successful readers encompass more metacognitive knowledge, awareness, motivation, and behavior if compared to the less successful readers. It is also evidence that students with good cognition, habit, and attitude in reading activities are more successful in their EFL reading, and their cognition, habit, and attitude serve as essential elements in constructing their metacognitive knowledge. Suggestions are also discussed at the end of this paper.
REVEALING LECTURER’S PARALINGUISTIC ATTRIBUTION: HOW THE VISUAL MANNER CONTRIBUTES TO STUDENTS’ NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS Sumekto, Didik Rinan; Setyawati, Heny
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23206

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Classroom-based communication requires an appropriate contribution from lecturer?s perspectives to address students? non-cognitive skills. This study examines the paralinguistic attribution contributions deriving from lecturer?s visual manner. Of 504 pre-service English teachers, 120 freshmen participated in this study. Data collection used the questionnaire through a random sampling selection from lecturer?s writing instruction. Data analysis used the multiple regression analyses with the significance level (p-value) of .05. The findings exhibited that lecturer?s paralinguistic attributions, namely: articulation (t = 1.073; p = .286), sonority (t = 2.896; p = .005), loudness (t = 3.433; p = .001), facial expression and lips setting (t = 1.097; p = .275), and gesture (t = 2.323; p = .022) contributed a significant influence towards the writing class instruction positively. The effectiveness of the paralinguistic attributions contributed 45.5% from overall findings shown in this study, in which the regression analysis statistically addressed that F = 19.017, R² = .455, and p .05. This study concludes the existence of the paralinguistic attributions accommodates freshmen?s learning maturation in lecturer?s instructional modes.
Engaging in reflective practice via vlogs: Experience of Malaysian ESL pre-service teachers Ong, Wei Ann; Swanto, Suyansah; Alsaqqaf, Asmaa
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 9, No 3 (2020): Vol. 9, No. 3, January 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v9i3.23222

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Reflective practice serves as a vital area of teacher education and the impetus for professional development among pre-service teachers. Past research has lamented the lack of critical thought of the reflection made by pre-service teachers during their teaching practice. This paper presents a qualitative investigation into the use of video blogs (vlogs), which are mediated online. The participants of the study comprised 13 pre-service ESL teachers studying in an Institute of Teacher Education. The data for this study was gathered via the analysis of the vlogs and the focus group interview. Results indicate that the respondents expressed mixed reactions to the approach, where some have enjoyed the experience while some feared of being judged and feeling awkward seeing themselves in vlogs. Most respondents have centered their reflections on issues they encountered during lessons, but one has shown the ability to reflect on issues beyond the classroom setting. The outcome of the study implied the need for pre-service teachers to be given additional coaching on the ‘how’ aspect of reflection. In addition, there is a need to address technical issues faced by respondents in using vlogs, as this can impede the reflecting experience and frequency of vlogs and comments posted by the participants.

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