Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

English Department Students’ Problems With Standardized English Proficiency Test

Authors
Wiwiet Eva Savitri, Ahmad Munir, Asrori, Nur Chakim
Corresponding Author
Wiwiet Eva Savitri
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.154How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Problem, factor, failure, standardized English test
Abstract

Most people think that standardized English test (SEPT) will never be a problem for English department students. Their almost every day encounter with English is seen as a benefit that makes them fluent English users. However, the fact is different. A preliminary study in an English Department in a university in Surabaya indicates that many students have problems with the university made SEPT. They fail many times in their efforts to meet the passing grade 527. As a follow up, this study tries to reveal the problems which are faced by the students in dealing with SEPT as well as to find out the factors that cause the problems and how they cope with these problems. Questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data for this study. The questionnaire was distributed to the students of English Department who have already taken standardized English test. The study reveals that in average, the students take the test three times and more before they are able to reach the passing grade. The study also reveals that many students have problems with grammar and vocabulary. The very-limited time allotment to do the test and the unfamiliarity of the test form are considered as the main factors that cause the failure. It can be concluded that English Department students also have problems in successfully doing SEPT.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.154How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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