Meta Keumala
Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh

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Pre-Service English Teachers’ Perception towards Online Assessment Method Marisa Yoestara; Zaiyana Putri; Meta Keumala; Zahratul Idami
IJELR: International Journal of Education, Language, and Religion Vol 2, No 1 (2020): May
Publisher : Universitas Teuku Umar

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This study aims to figure out pre-service English teachers’ perception towards online testing system. In this study, the writers employed questionnaire to collect the data, and it was distributed to a total of 82 English Department students in Banda Aceh and Langsa City, Aceh. The questionnaire was developed based on a relevant previous study’s questionnaire, and in this study, the questionnaire itself was conducted in Google form consisted of 13 questions that asked about the university students’ perception about online test. Then all obtained data were analyzed by using percentage formula. The findings indicate that63% or 55 respondents have positive perception toward online assessment. On the other hand, the negative perception goes to the other 37% or 27 respondents.      
“Don't sweep the floor!” Verbal and nonverbal taboo in Nagan Raya, Aceh Veni Nella Syahputri; Meta Keumala; Endah Anisa Rahma; Zahratul Idami; Edy Saputra
Studies in English Language and Education Vol 6, No 2 (2019)
Publisher : Universitas Syiah Kuala

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In daily life, individuals occasionally use language to connect with other individuals, and they have their specific manner to pick the language variety which can affirm their character. This language can be in the form of verbal and nonverbal language. This research aimed at finding out the types of verbal and non-verbal taboo, along with the mythical and factual reasons underlying their usage. The method used was qualitatively based. The data collection was done through several interviews with the participants who are the native speakers of Acehnese in Nagan Raya. Later on, the data were recorded using an android device and in the analysis, the three-step analysis was employed. The process was data reduction, data display, and data verification. Then the results show that, first, nine swearing taboo words are occasionally used by the people there. The reason for using these words is generally to express anger and disappointment. Second, concerning the non-verbal taboo, there were 10 data obtained concerning non-verbal taboo, and the reason behind using these nonverbal taboo is to threat the youth to get them obedient so that they can carry out the day safely.