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Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies
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ISSN (Print) 2356-5012
Published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Homepage  [18 journals]
  • Blended Learning to Improve the Students’ Vocabulary Mastery for
           Mechanical Engineering Purposes At STT Adisutjipto Yogyakarta

    • Authors: Dewanti Ratna Pertiwi
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: The study was conducted to improve the low vocabulary mastery of technical terms appeared in English for mechanical engineering purposes at STT Adisutjipto. The students are required to master the technical terms of the three offered concentrations; energy conversion, aircraft maintenance, and manufacture. A blended learning was chosen to improve the students’ vocabulary mastery through an action research study. It was divided into two cycles and the data were collected through the journal log, observation sheet, questionnaire, test, and interview. The result indicated that the students enjoyed and improved their vocabulary mastery. The blended learning was seen effectively improving the vocabulary mastery.
      PubDate: 2018-03-31
      DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v5i1.8639
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2018)
  • Lesson Study: What Do Pre-Service Teachers Tell'

    • Authors: Soviyah Soviyah
      Pages: 12 - 19
      Abstract: Education topics and talks on pre-service teacher training program and Lesson Study have individually been discussed and appeared in many journals among disciplines. However, the empirical studies on the issue about the connection between them and how they can relate and benefit one another are limited and rarely done. This study aims at investigating pre-service English teachers’ perspectives towards Lesson Study, particularly in terms of their knowledge, experience, and plan for it. This study involved seventeen pre-service teachers (PST) in a teacher education faculty in Indonesia who participated as the research subject. Empirical data were collected through interview and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). Data analysis used a descriptive qualitative method. Results of the study showed that: (1) In terms of knowledge about Lesson Study, all PSTs have good knowledge about Lesson Study. In addition, they also show positive response towards Lesson Study, (2) In terms of experience with Lesson Study, most of the PSTs have had experiences with Lesson Study activities. The experiences mostly occurred when they were being directly involved in Lesson Study activities as students, (3) In terms of the plan to do Lesson Study, the majority of the PSTs are planning to take and do Lesson Study in the future, especially when they become real teachers at schools. 
      PubDate: 2018-03-31
      DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v5i1.8917
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2018)
  • Qualifying Teachers’ of English for Specific Purposes to Meet the
           Global Challenges

    • Authors: Paulus Widiatmoko, Andreas Winardi
      Pages: 20 - 24
      Abstract: As institutions of higher education prepare graduates to strive for the more competitive job market, teachers of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) play a pivotal role to nurture and facilitate students’ English competence for career advancement. It is commonly hypothesized that ESP teachers require more than that of general English instructors are capable of in language teaching-related pedagogy. However, limited numbers of such studies have been conducted in Indonesia as a potentially developing country in the world. This quantitative study aims to portray ESP teachers' perceived qualifications, benefits of the program instruction, and its relevance to meet the challenges of the globalization. Initial findings of this study reveal that almost all of the respondents acknowledged the necessity of ESP teachers to demonstrate capacity in educational principle, language learning theory, Linguistics competence, material and media design, classroom management, intercultural understanding, language assessment, and classroom-based research inquiry. It is perceived that successful ESP teaching is significantly required for graduates to excel the job market, increase professionalism at work, and facilitate the nation competitive edge. Furthermore, ESP programs are considered relevant to meet the present and future challenges of globalization. More elaborative findings will be obtained, specifically addressing difference-variance of perceptions according to respondents’ education background and teaching experience.
      PubDate: 2018-03-31
      DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v5i1.8892
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2018)
  • The Effects of Self-Efficacy on Motivation of Reading English Academic

    • Authors: Fuad Hasyim
      Pages: 25 - 34
      Abstract: The motivation of reading the academic text, especially in the English language, has been a problem for students of higher education. Whereas, reading ability is one of the important factors of students’ successful learning. This research aims to analyze the role of student’s self-efficacy in the level of motivation to read the textbooks in the English Language. This research applied quantitative approach. The population of this research is the whole students majoring in Management, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Islam Indonesia, that take Basic Academic Reading course in the first semester. The research’s primary data was collected by closed questionnaire, and supported by structured interviews (by 90% response rate). Meanwhile, the sampling technique used is purposive random sampling, and data analysis method used is Pearson Product Moment’s correlative coefficient. The result of this research revealed that students’ Self-Efficacy (SE) has a significant positive influence on their Motivation in Interest Aspect (MI), Motivation in Dedication Aspect (MD), and Motivation in Self-confidence Aspect (MC).
      PubDate: 2018-03-31
      DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v5i1.8597
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2018)
  • Functional English Design for Domestic Migrant Workers

    • Authors: Hermayawati Hermayawati
      Pages: 35 - 43
      Abstract: This paper aimed at: (1) describing the content of Functional English Design (FED) materials and (2) describing the appropriateness of the FEDas the English training materials for the migrant workers' candidates (MWC). This study used ADDIE (Analysing, Designing, Developing, Implementing and Evaluating) model involving totally 200 MWC in the 4 PPTKIS (namely authorized private boards in which duties serves the Indonesian workers' placement and protection abroad).The data were taken from the documentation, the trainees’ English training achievements using the FED and peer-debriefing. The gathered data was analyzed using: Content Analysis and Mean-difference computation of the trainees' test results descriptively. This study found: (1) the content of the FEDthat developed“Imparting and seeking factual information” with “Minimum–adequate language Functions” was matched with the trainees needs and (2) the FED was appropriate to use as an alternative English materials since it was designed based on the result of needs analysis beside the test result in significant improvement i.e. the Mean Difference of the oral pre and post-test was 2.25 within the scoring standard scale of 0-10, while the Md of the written pre-post-test was 13.35 within the scoring standard scale of 0-100. Besides, the peers debriefing stated that the FED was recommended for use in the 4 investigated PPTKIS.
      PubDate: 2018-03-01
      DOI: 10.26555/adjes.v5i1.8860
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2018)
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