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The Use of Smartphone in Improving the Students’ Speaking Skill Paiman Paiman; Audi Yundayani; Suciati Suciati
AL-ISHLAH: Jurnal Pendidikan Vol 14, No 1 (2022): AL-ISHLAH: Jurnal Pendidikan
Publisher : STAI Hubbulwathan Duri

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (403.01 KB) | DOI: 10.35445/alishlah.v14i1.597

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Technology has already had a significant impact on many aspects of life, including education. As a learning tool, the Smartphone has become indispensable for system implementation. The study's goal is to investigate how smartphones can assist students in improving their public speaking skills. The study employed classroom action research in three cycles. This study included 39 second-grade students from a junior high school in West Java. Interviews, observations, and questionnaires were used to collect qualitative data. Furthermore, quantitative data from speaking tests were obtained. According to the findings of this study, using a smartphone during a course activity can keep students' attention and interest. They also gained the confidence to speak up and actively participate in class. Furthermore, smartphones help students stay engaged while learning. The speaking test results revealed that the students' speaking abilities had improved. The mean score for students in cycle one was 70.4, 77.6 in cycle two, and 82.2 in cycle three. As a result, because smartphones are compatible with student characteristics, they can be used as a learning media to assist students in improving their speaking skills, broadening their knowledge, and developing their other English practice.
THE IMPACT OF PBWORKS APPLICATION ON VOCATIONAL STUDENTS’ COLLABORATIVE WRITING SKILL Audi Yundayani; Dian Kardijan; Rainy Dwi Apriliani
Jurnal Cakrawala Pendidikan Vol 39, No 3 (2020): CAKRAWALA PENDIDIKAN, VOL. 39, NO. 3, OCTOBER 2020
Publisher : LPMPP Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.21831/cp.v39i3.25077

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Writing skill is a productive language skills that should be mastered by vocational students. It has become a critical issue in the study of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and a challenging one in Indonesian context in the context of English as Foreign Language learning. This paper aims to investigate the impact of PBworks media application on vocational students’ collaborative writing skill. The research used the experimental approach. The respondents included 60 vocational students selected randomly and divided into two groups with 30 students in the control group and 30 students in the experimental group. The PBworks media was applied in the experimental group, while the control group received face-to-face writing class without incorporating learning media. The data were obtained by comparing student scores in the pre-test and two post-tests. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to obtain the result. It showed that there is a statistically significant difference between using PBworks and non-Pbworks media in regard to the students’ writing performance (p .05). Moreover, vocational students believe in the benefit of the PBworks media application in developing collaborative writing skill despite the disadvantages.
When solidarity and misery meet in the shadow of a massacre: Moral values reflected in the novel ‘Human Acts’ Audi Yundayani; Benedicta Lintang Larassaty; Bejo Sutrisno
EduLite: Journal of English Education, Literature and Culture Vol 6, No 1 (2021): February 2021
Publisher : Universitas Islam Sultan Agung

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (355.787 KB) | DOI: 10.30659/e.6.1.105-119

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The crisis that the world is in today has brought people together through the suffering they share. It leads to the presence of solidarity, which shows how people come hand in hand to help each other, showing that humanity exists even in difficult times. This paper seeks to analyze the portrayal of solidarity and suffering as part of the moral values of Han Kang's novel 'Human Acts,' which deals with the similar crisis that occurred in South Korea in 1980, known as the Gwangju Uprising. It applies descriptive qualitative research which concentrates directly and clearly on the aspects in the novel. It is learned that the characters in the novel convey the moral values most through the way in which they respect and care for one another and that the suffering shared between the characters is part of both their loss and their survival because of the solidarity they have built along the way. The moral values depicted in the novel ‘Human Acts’ are not merely fiction. It was realistically shown during the Gwangju Uprising and is now being shown in the current situation of the pandemic.
ENGLISH WRITING NEEDS FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES IN FORMAL HIGHER EDUCATION Audi Yundayani
Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL) Vol 2 No 01 (2017): JELL STIBA-IEC
Publisher : STIBA IEC JAKARTA

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.37110/jell.v2i01.11

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The study aimed to get the understanding about the learners’ needs of English writing skill for academic purposes in formal higher education. As a part of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) should play an important role in English teaching for non English program, specifically in higher formal education. This is a descriptive research that used observation, questionaire and interview. The data analysis and interpretation indicates that, 1) Learners’ proficiency in English writing for Academic Purposes in formal higher education is a must for use to enhance the learners’ academic performance. It is important for the lecturer to provide the suitable learning material and learning technique based on the requirement; 2) Learners’ English writing skill for academic purposes needs require ability in summarizing, paraphrasing, writing in academic genres like essays, reports and literature reviews, and writing in rhetorical-functional like explaining, defining and drawing conclusion
STUDENTS’ NEED OF ENGLISH SKILLS IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT STUDY PROGRAM Audi Yundayani; mariam brenda aprilialamongi
Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL) Vol 2 No 02 (2017): JELL STIBA-IEC
Publisher : STIBA IEC JAKARTA

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.37110/jell.v2i02.24

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The objective of the research is to find out students’ needs of English skills in Hotel Management Study Program. As a part of English as Specific Purposes (ESP), English comprehension should play an important role in Hotel Management study Program. This is a descriptive research that used observation, questionaire and interview. The data analysis and interpretation indicates that, 1)speaking skill is the major need of the hotel front officer, because oral communication is the most frequently used skill to communicate with the customers; 2) listening skill is required by students since speaking and listening are interrelated skills. It is important for the teacher to provide the suitable learning material and learning technique based on the requirement
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ORAL PRESENTATION PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE USE OF VISUAL MEDIA IN SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION Audi Yundayani; dian kardijan
Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL) Vol 3 No 02 (2018): JELL STIBA-IEC
Publisher : STIBA IEC JAKARTA

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.37110/jell.v3i02.55

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Oral presentation as a part of academic speaking is required by the students in university level. However, students having problem in perform it due to lack of self confidence and lack of ideas to be presented. The aim of the research is to improve students’ oral presentation performance by using visual media in small group discussion at STKIP Kusumanegara. The research method is a action research to show visual media using in solving students’ oral presentation problem. Techniques for data collection are through observation, speaking test, interview, and documentation. The result of the research shows significant improvement in student’ oral presentation performance. Through small group discussion, visual media using can support students to emerge several ideas during the oral presentation. Due to media support, students are being able to overcome their speaking anxiety. By the end, the result showed that visual media using through small group discussion can be an alternative way to improve students’ oral presentation performance
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF CANVA ON STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS Audi Yundayani; Susilawati Susilawati; Chairunnisa Chairunnisa
English Review: Journal of English Education Vol 7, No 2 (2019)
Publisher : University of Kuningan

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.25134/erjee.v7i2.1800

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A growing number of language teaching studies have started to consider the role of technology in teaching writing. Moreover, recent work in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class has highlighted the importance of introducing visual media in an effort to help students improve their writing skills. The present study aims at investigating the effect of Canva on students’ writing skills. To this end, forty-four Indonesian EFL students were selected and assigned randomly to two writing classes, namely control and experimental groups. Before the treatment, both groups had a pre-test. During the sessions of instruction, both classes were taught by adopting Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach. However, in the experimental group, in order to help students to explore their writing ideas, they were asked to use Canva as media of writing. After the treatment, both groups had a post-test. Then, the number of writing errors made by students from both groups were compared using ANCOVA. The results showed that students in the experimental group had a significantly lower number of writing errors compared to the control group, which confirmed the positive effect of Canva in improving students’ writing skills.
Promoting Students’ Critical Thinking in Writing Persuasive Text through Explicit Direct Instruction (Edi) Susilawati Susilawati; Audi Yundayani; Chairunnisa Chairunnisa
Journal of English Language Studies Vol 4, No 2 (2019): Available Online in September 2019
Publisher : English Department - University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.30870/jels.v4i2.5879

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Critical thinking is regarded as a critical issue to solve. Students should be equipped by critical thinking due to its pivotal position in developing students’ language competence. However, this issue remains unsolved for many obstacles occurring at classroom learning. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is claimed as one of the methods contributing to successful critical thinking development. The present research aimed at portraying how EDI directed students to enhance their critical thinking and EDI implementation in writing persuasive essay. The present research employed qualitative approach with case study method. The subjects involved in this research were 20 of 3rd-year students of a private college in East Jakarta. The instruments used to collect the data were observation, interview, and document analysis. The findings of the research indicated that: 1) EDI assisted the students with the promotion of their critical thinking in the argument analysis by the reinforcement provided by re-teaching and CFU with T-APPLE concept, and 2) EDI was implemented based on the seven components of its lesson design and in conjunction with a variety of learning strategies. To these extents, EDI implementation in writing class has  specifically enlighten one of critical writing dimensions. Research on EDI effectiveness quantitatively is adjured.
Task-based material design for academic purposes: Learners' English writing skill improvement Audi Yundayani; Lidwina Sri Ardiasih
Studies in English Language and Education Vol 8, No 1 (2021)
Publisher : Universitas Syiah Kuala

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24815/siele.v8i1.18169

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English Writing for Academic Purposes (EWAP) seems daunting for higher education students in the Indonesian context. Genuinely, the ability of EWAP is one of the study skills required in the academic field. Preliminary research has shown that EWAP materials have not been identified based on students’ needs. This study focuses on the students’ need analysis of the EWAP materials, including confirming the quality of the task-based material design that enhances the students’ skills of the EWAP. The study used the educational research and development method, involving non-English learners from a private college in Indonesia. Researchers used the test, the semi-structured interview, and the questionnaire as instruments. The observation was also carried out to describe implementing the task-based material design of the EWAP. The results indicate that students need task-based material as an authentic EWAP material that focuses on learning to communicate through interaction. It also gives them the ability to focus not just on the use of languages but also on the learning process itself. The task-based EWAP materials have a significant influence on the development of students’ writing skills. As a result, this approach is well suited to foster a learning desire to write in a context-approximately as a means of expressing their intentions. Besides, the study’s findings show that students were very enthusiastic about engaging in the learning process.
PRESENT SITUATION ANALYSIS: STUDENTS’ EARLY CHARACTERISTICS IN WRITING FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES Audi Yundayani
English Review: Journal of English Education Vol 6, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : University of Kuningan

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.25134/erjee.v6i2.1262

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Present situation analysis is considered to be the umbrella that embraces students’ lacks in language proficiencies. The aims of this study were to (1) find out current students’ writing competence level; (2) identify students’ entry behaviors and characteristics; (3) identify students’ perception concerning with writing skill for academic purposes at non-English education study programs of STKIP Kusuma Negara Jakarta. The descriptive inquiry was used in identifying students’ present situation. The respondents were non-English education study programs students of STKIP Kusuma Negara Jakarta in the academic year 2016-2017 and English lecturers. Non-English education study programs students of STKIP Kusuma Negara Jakarta had low-level writing competence for academic purposes, in the area of academic styles and genres based on their disciplines. Their previous experience in studying English was different with college requirement. They were not interested in studying writing for an academic purpose due to it was difficult and made them confusing. Most of them never practiced and learned it seriously but they realized the importance of having competence in writing for academic purposes, especially related with the learning process in the university level.Keywords: present situation analysis, writing for academic purposes, descriptive inquiry