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Journal Cover International Journal of Language Education
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   ISSN (Print) 2548-8457 - ISSN (Online) 2548-8465
   Published by Universitas Negeri Makassar Homepage  [6 journals]

    • Authors: Mr. Md. Azizul Haque
      Abstract: Despite the common diasporic origin English in Bangladesh is neither a native nor a second language, but a foreign language, in countries like India and Pakistan, English is used as the second language. The chronological history of English in Bangladesh has both political as well as social elements, which influence the learning of English at every level of education. In the mid-90s there was a growing demand from the educationists in the country to change the English curriculum as per ‘needs analysis’, and the curriculum is restructured aligning with the communication needs and the syllabus was largely transformed into a communicative one. Yet research explores that the needs are not served for the learners tend to by-pass the cognitive part of the language learning—thus failing to communicate properly. Now, in the second decade of the new millennium English curriculum along with other subjects has been made ‘creative’ at pre-tertiary level, but debates are still on to evaluate whether the system complies with the current practices prevailing within the institutional premises. The total picture thus presents a very confusing answer to the questions why all these efforts are being futile and why the English language teaching fails to touch the three main domains of learning—the cognitive, the affective and the psychomotor. The current study wants to explore whether such experiments with the curriculum and the dilemma of receiving or rejecting the idea of acculturation with largely an anti-colonial mindset hinder the desired performance of the language.
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1

    • Authors: Kisman Salija
      Abstract: The study dealt with the entity and process of essay writings both using and without using an outline. It aimed at finding out (1) the idea development quality of two essays by using outline, (2) the idea development quality of two essays without using outline, and (3) the significant difference of idea development quality of the two essays with and without using outlining strategy. The study was experimental with factorial and repeated measure design. The results showed that using outlining strategy was significantly better than without using it, and the comparison indicated the same results as classification both with and without outlines. It was strongly recommended that the pre-writing strategy was extremely pivotal to have good idea quality development. 
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1

    • Authors: Rosmaladewi Rosmaladewi, Amirullah Abduh
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore collaborative culture in three polytechnics in South Sulawesi. This study applied an interpretive qualitative case study of nine English lecturers using interviews, documents and observations. Drawing from Hargreaves and Fullan’s (2012) collaborative cultural concept, this study finds that contrived collegiality is more dominance rather than genuine collaborative learning culture. This finding suggests that collaborative culture is structured formally and bureaucratically. This impact on the way lecturers perform their teaching, norms and their values. 
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1

    • Authors: Iskandar Abdul Samad, Miftahul Jannah, Siti Sarah Fitriani
      Abstract: TOEFL has been used as a requirement for non-native English students to pursue further study overseas, to get an appropriate job and to graduate from university. Students often encounter difficulties completing TOEFL reading test. This quantitative study investigates the undergraduate students’ difficulties and their strategies in completing TOEFL reading comprehension test. The data was obtained by collecting students’ worksheets of the TOEFL test and distributing questionnaires related to test taking strategies used by the students. Thirty students of English Education Department of Syiah Kuala University were involved as participants. The results indicate five difficult reading aspects encountered by the students. In addition, their strategies to complete the reading comprehension section of the TOEFL test are also found. These findings are further discussed in this paper.
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1

    • Authors: Murni Mahmud
      Abstract: The use of literary work such as poetry, prose, or drama in English language teaching is recognized as powerful media to teach English language skills. This is commonly known as creative writing, which has recently become important subject in English language teaching. This study had examined the use of English poetry writing in English language teaching, particularly in teaching English writing skills. There are two main points of discussion in this paper, namely the analysis of the students’ ability to write poetry in English and the effectiveness of that poetry writing in teaching English writing skills. The study was conducted at the third semester students majoring in English Education at the State University of Makassar, Indonesia. To find data about students’ ability in poetry writing, a test was given and the results were analyzed descriptively. To find data about the effectiveness of poetry writing in teaching English writing skills, a quasi-experimental design with a t-test was employed. Findings reveal the students’ good ability in writing poetry in English. Aspects of poetry such as imagery, rhyme, rhythm, and sound devices can be seen in the poetry written by students. Poetry writing also has an effective function in teaching English, particularly in developing students’ writing skills. Poetry made by the students can invite more ideas to write. Students taught to write poetry in English and asked to develop writing based on that written poetry demonstrate better achievement than those who were not taught by poetry writing. 
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1

    • Authors: Sianna Sianna, Syawal Syawal
      Abstract: This research was aimed to investigate how significant the implementation of POEW model improved the students’ writing ability. It was conducted using a quasi-experimental method with two pretest-posttest group design. It was implemented to the third semester students of English department of Universitas Muhammadiyah Parepare in academic year 2016/2017. At first, the researcher implemented POEW model to treat the students in teaching writing. After that, they were tested to find out their ability after being treated through POEW model. Data were analyzed quantitatively using 21.0 version of SPSS program.The result indicated that the students who were treated through POEW model have significant improvement in their writing ability than the students who were not. It is found that the significant value (0.000) was lower than the probability value (0.05). This means that there was a significant difference between the students’ writing ability before and after being taught through POEW model where the students’ writing ability improved significantly in posttest (after being taught through POEW model). The mean score of posttest of the students in experimental class (72.40) was higher than the students in control class (62.46) which indicated that the students ability in the experimental class was better than the students in control class. The students ability in experimental class was improved from 61.24 to 72.40 while in control class only from 61.36 to 62.46. Besides that, the standar deviation in experimental class (7.832) was also lower than in control class (8.364) which indicated that the students ability in experimental class was slightly similar to control class 
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 1
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