Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

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Modeling Academic Writing for University Students

Aunurrahman Aunurrahman, Fuad Abdul Hamied, Emi Emilia
A good piece of academic writing is achieved through hard work and dedication. The hard work and dedication require the academic writing basic knowledge mastery. Yet, this is not an easy task for university students. This conceptual paper proposes how to model academic writing for university students...

The Analysis of Teachers' Lesson Plan Through Behavioural Objectives Theory

Intan Septia Latifa
A lesson plan is a necessary product of lesson study, where teachers have the authority to formulate their statements. However, further investigation is necessary to ensure the criteria of lesson plan making are fulfilled. Therefore, this study is objected to analyze teachers' lesson plan through behavioural...

TBI in ESP class: the Advantages and Limitations

Ivonne Susan
English for general purposes (EGP) could not suit in all work field, community realize that English for specific purposes (ESP) is needed. As we know that ESP course is aimed to prepare the learners to execute specific task or set of tasks. Unfortunately, a research revealed that there was some problems...

Understanding the Basic of Kanji's Meaning Through Mnemonic Method Learning

Linna Meilia Rasiban
It is commonly assumed and claimed that learners with no prior knowledge of Chinese characters often find it more difficult to learn kanji than learners from character backgrounds (Ishida, 1986; Machida, 2000; Toyoda, 1995). It makes kanji being a burden or something dreaded by Indoneian JFL. According...

Developing Students' Reading Comprehension Skill through Reciprocal Teaching Strategy

Diana Oktavia, Dina Fitriana
Using strategy is beneficial to make reading easier, more effective, and more comprehensible. Dealing with the notion that students must be independent in reading brings up the inquiry of what strategy helps to develop reading comprehension skill. Through a quasi-experimental study involving test before...

Seventh Graders' Needs Analysis towards EFL Subject

Ghea Kyat Priyanka, Dewi Nur Asyiah, Novia Tri Febriani
This study was motivated by data revealing that decision making upon learning objectives were taken merely from curriculum and syllabus review, while students' preferences towards their needs in learning was neglected. Therefore, this study is aimed to find out students' needs in studying English as...

Listening to Students Voice:Students' Problems in Listening Comprehension

Friscilla Wulan Tersta, Alviaderi Novianti
Listening is the basic part in determining students' success in communication, but in reality the position of listening skill is neglected by some other institution. This makes the students cannot develop their listening skill effectively as the receptive skill which has a crucial part in language learning....

U-Shape Design in Teaching: EngagingNon-English Speaking Country Studentsin Learning English

Abdul Halim, Yetty Septiani Mustar
This qualitative study aims to present how U model seating arrangement affects the process of teaching and learning positively. This study also aims to uncover several activities which could be established when the U model seating arrangement is applied. This study was conducted at IAIN Kendari in 2016....

The Effect of Project-Based Learning on L2 Spoken Performance of Undergraduate Students in English for Business Class

Achmad Yudi Wahyudin
Project-based Learning (PBL) has become the central part in ESP practice in higher education. The present study tried to confirm the questions whether the students' foreign language (L2) oral performance in English for Business (EFB) Class is affected significantly after PBL is tailored. The study conducted...

Language and Interpersonal Values Education: Teachers' Roles and Perspectives on Students' Language Behaviour Education in Technology-Mediated Communication

Adi Suryani
Language which is intertwined with communication is the central aspect in interpersonal relationship. It contains the dimensions of values, culture and feeling/emotion which can foster or obstruct and damage social relationship. Thus, it is vital to insert language/communication attitude education within...

Assessing English Language Needs through the Lens of ESP - EFL Students' Perspectives

Anik Kusnawati
ESP students are one of stakeholder informants in needs analysis. This paper reports on ESP-EFL students' perspectives of their target and present English needs by seeking information about their reasons and decisions in determining those needs. Thematic analysis using a conceptual framework of target...

Controversy behind Applying EMI (English as the Medium of Instruction) among EFL Students

Anne Ratna S.
This study attempts to figure out the factors which lead to controversy towards applying the rule of English as the Medium of Instruction (henceforth EMI) among EFL students. The study also aims to investigate the perspectives of EFL freshmen and EFL lecturers towards applying EMI in EFL class. The researcher...

The Effects of ICT and Longhand Note-taking on Students' Comprehension

Clara Herlina Karjo
With the advent of technology nowadays, taking notes by hand seems old-fashioned to most students nowadays. Typing on ICT devices (such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets), on the other hand, is more preferable since it is more practical and can record more information. Note-taking (either by hand...

Investigating the Quality of a Popular Classroom Assessment Instrument in Indonesia

Taufiq Effendi, Ichwan Suyudi
This paper reports a preliminary study on the quality of a multiple-choice test as a popular classroom assessment in Indonesia. An item response analysis was conducted to scrutinize four major kinds of quality: reliability, construct validity, item discrimination ability, and distractor plausibility....

The Effect of Applying the Talk-To-The-Text Strategy on Students' Reading Comprehension in Narrative Texts

Fadhila Yonata
This study investigates the effect of applying the talk-to-the-text strategy on students' reading comprehension of narrative text. By employing quasi-experimental research design, specifically pre- and post-tests design one, talk-to-the-text reading strategy was implemented as treatment in experimental...

The Effectiveness of CIRC Method and Comic-strip Media to English Writing Ability

Fenny Thresia
All university students are expected to be able to write in English. One way to achieve this purpose is through comic-strip media. This aims of this study to determine the effectiveness of the comic-strip media in improving English writing ability of mechanical engineering students. This research focus...

An Investigation of English-Mandarin-Malay Code Switching of A Singaporean Speaker

Gharizi Matiini
The use of Code switching is enormously popular in the countries with more than one language speakers. However, it is commonly used only by Bilingual Speakers in two languages. The present study aimed to investigate the code switching of a multilingual speaker in Singapore. Singapore is highly popular...

The Effect of Six Thinking Hats and Critical Thinking on Speaking Achievement

Ummu Hani, Ismail Petrus, Margaretha Dinar Sitinjak
The Six Thinking Hats (STH) is an interesting strategy, which requires students to think and discuss an issue from different points of view. The objectives of this study were to find out the students' speaking achievement after being taught by the STH, the interaction effect of STH and critical thinking...

English Reading Comprehension Strategies Employed by The Students of First-Year English Education Program

Eddy Haryanto, Amirul Mukminin, Akhmad Habibi, Urip Sulistiyo, Misbie Septi Peni
This study aimed to obtain deeper understanding and rich information about the reading comprehension strategies employed by the first year English education program students. The participants of this study were first year English education program students in Jambi University who got the highest scores...

The Use of English in Teaching Science and Mathematics at RSB Public Junior High School 1 Gorontalo

Hasanuddin Pate Mohammad, Sitti Roskina Mas
The competitiveness in education is one of the important issues for developing quality of education in Indonesia. The government of Indonesia has made a decision about the criteria of national standard school, planning for international standard school, and international standard school. The international...

Developing Authentic Assessment for Reading Competence

Hazairin Eko Prasetyo
The purpose of this paper is to describe how language teachers in Indonesia can independently develop an authentic assessment for measuring their students' reading competence. This is of a high priority in terms of two reasons: 1) in the era of globalisation, teachers can no longer rely on traditional...

Language Trajectory and Language Planning in Maintaining Indigenous Language of Lampung An Applied Sociolinguistics Study

Lina Septianasari
The heterogeneity of Lampung sets this province to be a multilingual province reflecting the plurality of Indonesia. Somehow, this condition affects the maintenance of indigenous language in Lampung. The aims of this research are to describe the language trajectory in multilingual areas of Lampung and...

Encouraging Students' Involvement in Drama Performance (A Case Study in an English Course in Bandung)

Elis Homsini Maolida, Liana Savitri
This study explores the implementation of various strategies to encourage students' involvement in drama performance. The present study employed a case study by observing the teachers' and students' process of drama preparation and performance. Teachers' and students' interview were also conducted to...

Learner's English Language Attitude in Madura: Raising Awareness of the Notion of Global English

Maulana Yusuf Aditya
A central issue of this paper is to study the attitude of learners toward English language. It also highlights the teachers' approach and methodology in teaching English and points out that it is necessary to raise learner's awareness toward English languge. This paper tries to find why so many learners...

An Analysis of Students' Sociocultural Competence in Delivering Suggestion Speech Act

Melati Melati, Nyimas Triyana S
This paper is aimed at describing English students' competence at Universitas Jambi in performing speech act of giving suggestion as one of speech acts studied in English subject. Discourse Completion Test (DCT) is used as data collection method and the taxonomy of suggestion linguistic realization strategies...

The Analysis of Soekarno's Speech on Nation Foundation: Demystifying the Ideology of Pancasila Using Foucauldian Methods

Martina Mulyani, Vina Nurviyani
Pancasila, as a nation foundation of Indonesia, is well known throughout the country. In order to know Pancasila in detail, it is significant toidentify the founder of Pancasila, Soekarno, the first president of Indonesia. This paper is aimed to demystify Soekarno's speech that marked the birth of the...

The Implementation of Routine Conversation Technique to Improve Students' Speaking Ability in EFL Classroom

Murysid Mursyid
This paper is aimed at describing English students' competence at Universitas Jambi in performing speech act of giving suggestion as one of speech acts studied in English subject. Discourse Completion Test (DCT) is used as data collection method and the taxonomy of suggestion linguistic realization strategies...

Engaging Literary Competencethrough Critical Literacy in an EFL Setting

Muzakki Afifuddin
In the process of developing students' literary competence especially in the aspect of the ability to respond appropriately to all literature in a target language, students' literacy in the target language becomes a challenge that teacher must face. This paper then proposes the initiation of literary...

The Pre-School Teachers' Understanding on Early Literacy: Implementation and Obstacles in Teaching-Learning Activities

Nia Kurniawati
Early literacy plays a key role in enabling the kind of early learning experiences that research shows are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates, and enhanced productivity in adult life (Strickland & Riley-Ayers, 2006). This case study focused on pre-school...

Prosodic Problems in Children with Autism

Tri Wahyu Retno Ningsih, F.X. Rahyono, Lilie Mundalifah Roosman
Prosodic gives a lot of information relevant to understanding of spoken messages. In addition, prosodic in signaling understanding in language interaction. The aim of this study was to point out, the possible recurring patterns in the pitch contours of children in autism. This project was the development...

Students' Perceptions on DeFleur Communication Model in Sprechfertigkeit Teaching for High School Students

Syukur Saud, Wahyu Kurniati Asri
German language is one of the most difficult foreign languages taught in Indonesian high schools. Teaching German effectively can be determined by the way teachers communicate with students. This research aims to explore the students' perceptions on the application of Defleur communication model in teaching...

The Effectiveness of ScaffoldingStrategy in EFL reading comprehension

Sri Wachyunni
The aim of this article is to examine the effectiveness of scaffolding in improving reading comprehension skills in an EFL reading context. An experimental design was applied in this article. Participants of this study were 60 students of English Education at Jambi University. The students in the experimental...

The Comparative Analysis of Feminism Thought In Poems of Maya Angelou and Audre Lordre

Agung Suhadi, Kiagus Baluqiah, Yupika Mariansyah
This paper explores the construction of feminist thought as portrayed in selected poems of black female writers, Maya Angelou and Audre Lordre. Both writers reveal themes of powerless female protagonists (black African American Women) who undergo mental conflicts as a result of the hegemonic culture...

Assessment (Teaching Report Portfolio) of English for Young Learners Courses

Dian Susyla, Ria Angraini
The aim of this research was to find out and describe about the weaknesses and strengths of the portfolio assessment of EYL courses made by English students of Muhammadiyah University of Bengkulu. This research was designed by using descriptive method. The object of this research was eighteen portfolio...

Study on Action Research: Improving Speaking Competence in English Language Through Roles in a Drama

Rita Sutjiati, Tri Wahyu Retno Ningsih, Suci Budiwaty
The purpose of the study is to obtain emperical data on the improved competence in English language through the roles in a drama. This research is an action research, meaning, an activity to improve performance between the lecturer and the student. An action research has different characteristics such...

An Acoustic Analysis of Indonesian Formant Using Visartico

Ichwan Suyudi, Debyo Saptono
The aims of the research are to design an application of Indonesian phonetic, that is a vocal tract animation and to test this application on the Indonesian non-native speaker. This research is indicated to the experiment of Indonesian phonological description by controlled and measured phonetic experiments....

Teachers' Knowledge of English Young Learners In the Indonesian Context

Syahrial Karea
Teachers' knowledge of the characteristics of their students, including English language young learners is important in supporting successful learning. This paper discussesteachers' knowledge of English learners in Jambi city of Indonesia. Thirteen secondary-trained EFL teachers teaching English to children...

Teaching Model of Deradicalization through Multicultural and Local Wisdom Literacies

Tedi Rohadi
Indonesia has been a country with multi-ethnics, cultures, and religions. These diversities become its own wealth and treasures as well as dangers. The differences will create dynamic and meaningful human lives. On the other hand, they posit potential radicalization and conflicts that will explode anytime...

Why It Took so Long to Complete Undergraduate Thesis at English Department:

Yulhenli Thabran, Nunung Fajaryani
In this study, we seek to explore issues surrounding thesis writing process and completion among English department students. It has been years that students in our department spend relatively longer in completing bachelor thesis. It takes them minimum two semesters or even more to complete their thesis....

Dominant Maxim violations in 'Behind the Lawyer Profession' of Hitam Putih Talk Show

Junnilalita Aisya Virgin, Citra Putri Utami
Maxims are often violated in TV talk show programs, including Hitam Putih. This study is to find out the dominant maxim violations and their causes in the first segment of Behind the Lawyer Profession in Hitam Putih talk show. The source data in this qualitative study is the transcription of a conversation...

Audio only or Video?: Multimodality for Listening Comprehension

Menik Winiharti, Clara Herlina
Listening plays a vital role in EFL classes. With the advance of technology nowadays, teachers can use more than one means - namely multimodality - as a tool of instruction. This study is aimed to discover whether audio or video modality is more beneficial for EFL students in listening comprehension....

Empowering Students from 'Racism' in Assessment Practices of English Test Proficiency through Genre-Based Pedagogies

Yulizar Komarawan
This paper demonstrates that genre-based pedagogy can contribute to the improvement of students' English skill especially argumentative writing skills which are needed in assessment practices of English test proficiency such as IELTS. To reach the goal of the study, a qualitative research design was...

Teachers' Difficulties and Strategies in Developing Narrative Texts as Learning Materials for Young Adolescent Regarding to Theme System

Sri Setyarini, M. A. Ling, Fanissa Narita
This study entitled Teachers' Difficulties and Strategies in Developing Narrative Texts as Learning Materials for Young Adolescent aims to, 1) find out how the English teachers developed Narrative texts regarding to Theme system; 2) identify what difficulties faced by the teacher in developing the texts;...

"I Spoke Bahasa Indonesia to My Children so They Would Not Repeat My Experience at School": Why Parents Choose to Talk a Particular Language to Their Children at Home

Abdul Rahman
Family is the first social institution that introduces language to children. This family will lay foundation of their children's language competence. In a family, parents will indirectly teach their children how and when using the language. They will teach the name of objects, how to deliver their intention...

Using Movie to Improve Students' Narrative Writing Skill

Firman Aziz, Fithry Fathiyyaturrizqi
Since KTSP to 2013 Curriculum, students are expected to be able to write in many genres of writing text, including narrative text. In fact, most of EFL students often faced some difficulties in writing English text because they think that they were not be able to select proper words, use correct grammars,...

The Phonetics of Bahasa Indonesia Speech Errors in Kelas Internasional TV Series

Eva Nurul Candra, Asti Ramadhani E Lestari
Research urgency on analysing "Kelas International" TV series explores an increasingly urgent question to be researched in linguistic term: How does "Kelas International" TV series describe the difficulties in learning Bahasa Indonesia i.e. pronunciation? The design of this study is a descriptive qualitative....

Integrating Writing Modes into Speaking Tasks

Maria Hidayati, Nova Ariani
Writing and speaking serve similar purposes in terms of communicating our needs, establishing and maintaining social relationships. Both skills need to be generated by the learners, yet the medium used to convey the message is different. Bailey (2006) refers the medium used to convey the message to modality...

The Use of Genre-Based Approach to Teaching Students' Writing Skill of Hortatory Exposition Text in Bahasa Indonesia

Asep Nurjamin, Lucky R Nurjamin
Nowadays, Genre-based approach (GBA) has become a popular approach in teaching English, particularly in writing. As instance, the interest to use this approach in other languages emerges as well as its success in English language teaching. However, in fact, the use of this approach in teaching other...

Directive Speech Acts Performed in Khutbah (Islamic Friday Sermon)

Cipto Wardoyo
Khutbah is the primary formal occasion for public preaching in the Islamic tradition. Khutbat al-jum'ah or Friday sermon is delivered in the mosque weekly on Friday. The Friday prayer is one of the symbols of Islam, one of the most important aspects of the worship performed on Jumu'ah day is the deliverance...

Students' Critical Thinking in Writing an English Exposition Text (A Case Study in a Private University in West Java)

Dedeh Rohayati
This study was aimed to investigate elements of critical thinking demonstrated by students in their writing an English exposition text. Further, it was intended to find out students' opinion about critical thinking reflected in their essays. A qualitative research design, particularly a case study, was...