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Reviewing the Maintenance of Acehnese Language from the Language Policy and Planning Perspectives Refanja Rahmatillah; Veni Nella Syahputri; Endah Anisa Rahma; Rizki Fajrita
IJELR: International Journal of Education, Language, and Religion Vol 3, No 2 (2021): November
Publisher : Universitas Teuku Umar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.35308/ijelr.v3i2.4529


For over the last decade, the number of Acehnese speakers has continuously declined. The obstruction of Acehnese transfer from one generation to the next generation is believed to contribute to this condition. This paper addresses the role of language policy and planning to overcome the mentioned problem. The situation of Acehnese use and the studies related to this topic are reviewed to conclude the suggestions for the improvement of Acehnese language policy and planning. The results of the review indicate that the Acehnese language policy and planning is not well prepared, specifically related to corpus planning which affects Acehnese teaching in school. In addition, the local government does not optimally support the efforts of using Acehnese in public.
Analyzing Factors Affecting the Effectiveness of Peer Assessment in EFL Teaching Refanja Rahmatillah; Rizki Fajrita
Indonesian Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education Volume 2, No 2 (2022) July - December
Publisher : Pencerah

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.58835/ijtte.v2i2.124


The use of peer assessment in EFL teaching is increasing due to the focus shift from teacher-centered to student-centered approach. However, factors such as attitudes, motivation, language proficiency and relationship bias are believed to contribute to the effectiveness of peer assessment. This paper aims to analyze how the factors affect the effectiveness of peer assessment implementation in EFL teaching. The method used to analyze is a literature review by examining fifteen prior studies of peer assessment use in EFL context. It is found that there are three factors that affect the effectiveness of peer assessment implementation in EFL setting, which are students’ attitude and motivation, students’ English proficiency, and students’ relationship-bias. All these three factors can be interfered with teacher supports such as by describing the benefits of peer assessment to students, pairing the students with same-level of English proficiency, and applying anonymous evaluation. It is suggested that these three factors need to be carefully considered by teachers in EFL context in order to achieve the success of peer assessment implementation.
Understanding the implementation of an at-home language test: A case of an online version of TOEFL-PBT Refanja Rahmatillah; Rizki Fajrita; Endah Anisa Rahma
Englisia: Journal of Language, Education, and Humanities Vol 10, No 2 (2023)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.22373/ej.v10i2.15899


An at-home test is a unique mode of language test delivery as a result of mass-gathering prohibition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uniqueness, little is known about how to effectively implement an at-home test. This study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the test by exploring the execution of the online version of TOEFL-PBT in the Language Center of Syiah Kuala University. Four test administrators were interviewed to share their experiences and opinions related to considerations for implementing an at-home proficiency test, which includes technological resources, security, and validity concerns. The data were then analyzed descriptively. The results of this study revealed that the Language Center used Safe Exam Browser to deliver the test and Zoom to supervise the test-takers in real time. The proctors could stop the test and privately investigate the test takers using the Zoom Breakout feature. The validity of the test was claimed not to be a concern since the test provider used the same form of questions as the offline version. In addition, the Language Center expressed exhaustion in carrying out the online test, thus suggesting the development of a less complicated procedure of an at-home test.