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Exploring lecturers’ experiences in developing EFL material at English Education Department in Three Different Universities Sahril Nur; Samsudin Samsudin; Syauqiyah Awaliyah Alfiani Nur; Waode Ade Sarasmita Uke
Journal of English Language Studies Vol 7, No 1 (2022): Available Online in March 2022
Publisher : English Department - University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.30870/jels.v7i1.13660

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This study aims at exploring the lectures’ way to develop EFL materials; strategies for developing EFL materials; and challenges in developing ELT Material. This study was conducted in English Education Department of three different universities namely STKIP Paracendekia Sumbawa, Makassar State University, and Halu Oleo University. In collecting the data, the researchers used narrative case study design. The instrument of this study was the researchers themselves. The result showed that firstly the lecturers who developed English material only implemented some steps in developing teaching material such exploring students’ need, contextualizing material, and use the material in teaching and learning process. In this case, the material developer disregarded some other steps such as material trials in small group and evaluation of teaching material. Secondly, the strategies used by the lecturers in developing teaching material is by using analysis, Imitation, and modification, determining the aim of developing teaching material, knowing the number of students and time duration is available, and team teaching. Lastly, in developing teaching materials, the lecturer found some challenges such as difficulties of finding text and sources based on local wisdom, appropriated material, changeable lesson plan, and cost and time
Exploring the cultural awareness of students majoring in English: a case study Andi Anto Patak; Sahril; Muhammad Basri Wello
International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI) Vol. 1 No. 4 (2018): December
Publisher : Center for Humanities and Innovation Studies

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.33750/ijhi.v1i4.25

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Cultural competence has become an important element in creating a positive academic atmosphere. This study is a case study on the case of Cross-Cultural Understanding course. The participants or research subjects of this study consisted of 48 (forty eight) diploma, 21 (twenty one) bachelor, 20 (twenty) master, and 8 (eight) doctorate program. This study found out that doctorate students are consistently perceived the cultural awareness. This study does not mean that the older the student the wiser their acceptance to different culture due to some of the diploma program show the highly perceived on cultural awareness. This study revealed that cultural awareness is reasonably allied to the level of education. The majority of diploma group are in a medium cultural awareness. Bachelor and master showed significantly that they are in the medium level of cultural awareness. This study recommends for further study to conduct a quantitative study to investigate the cultural awareness of the students before and after the course of Cross-Cultural Understanding and to examine the increase the students’ cultural awareness.  
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AT HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT: PORTRAITS AND PRACTICES Wello, Muh. Basri; Nur, Sahril; Azis, Astuti
International Journal of Language Education Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (560.749 KB) | DOI: 10.26858/ijole.v1i2.4310

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Intercultural communication focuses on the importance of understanding other’s language and cultural background in order to create appropriate and effective communication. This article reviews several studies on intercultural competence from five different countries. The objective of this review is to present research from different context, models of intercultural communication developed in those settings and pos­sible adaptive models to develop in Indonesian higher educational settings. Data were obtained from a careful review of international articles on the study of intercultural communication using inclusion and exclusion cri­teria. Result of the review reveals that culture is still the biggest issue that could block effective and relevant communication. For that reason, intercultural communication, (IC) positively contribute to the development of cultural sensitivity and is open for adaptation to work in different context. Suggestions on effective model of intercultural education at university level and applicable sample of collegial relationship among academics are also provided.
EXPLORING STUDENTS’ LEARNING STRATEGIES AND GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING Mahmud, Murni; Nur, Sahril
International Journal of Language Education Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (689.78 KB) | DOI: 10.26858/ijole.v2i1.4346

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The main objective of this paper is to explore the learning strategies of male and female students and to discuss those strategies in relation to gender differences. This research was conducted in one senior high school in Makassar, Indonesia. The number of respondents was 71 students taken randomly by using Slovin formula among 250 students. The study used quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative data were collected by using a questionnaire of SILL whereas the qualitative data were taken by using interview. The learning strategies were discussed based on Oxford?s learning strategies (1990) whereas the notion of gender differences in relation to learning strategies was discussed in the framework of gender differences in communication proposed by Lakoff (1975, 1976) and (Tannen, 1990, 1994). Findings from the questionnaire show that female students use cognitive, compensation, and affective strategy more often compared to male students while male students use memory, metacognitive, and social strategy more often compared to female students. Findings from the interview show that female and male students chose different learning strategies. In addition, those learning strategies were influenced by the notion of gender differences in communication. These findings significantly give beneficial inputs to the process of English language teaching in order to create effective teaching and classroom interaction. It also provides significant contribution to the study on language and gender in communication in a setting of education and language teaching.
A Systematic Review on Integrating MALL in English Language Teaching Sahril Nur; Ranta Butarbutar; Sri Yulianti Ardiningtyas; Andi Haeriati Alimuddin
ELT Worldwide: Journal of English Language Teaching Vol 9, No 1 (2022)
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26858/eltww.v9i1.30409

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The use of technology in language learning has been going on for a long time. Many technological characteristics are currently utilized in language learning as a result of the rapid growth of technology. MALL is one of them. This study aims to review integrating MALL in English language teaching (ELT). The study employed a systematic review checklist as a method. Findings suggest that MALL has a good impact on students' English language development, which leads to positive outcomes, according to the overall findings. Parents, teachers, and students expressed an interest in promoting MALL in ELT. Teachers were enthusiastic about MALL and felt that it could be utilized to teach English. MALL also had a positive influence in educational contexts, with students enthusiastic about utilizing it in English classes. They also believe that MALL provides them with numerous benefits when performing their tasks. Due to the challenges teachers and students encounter in applying and using MALL in ELT, such as psychological, pedagogical, and technical limits, stakeholders are expected to develop solutions and policies to achieve effective technology-oriented learning in ELT.  Keywords: Systematic review, MALL, ELT
The Impact of Differentiated Instruction on Students’ Performance in Critical Reading Sahril Sahril; Auliyanti S N; Muh. Safar Nur
Eralingua: Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Asing dan Sastra Vol 5, No 1 (2021): ERALINGUA
Publisher : Makassar State University

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26858/eralingua.v5i1.18937

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Abstract.  This research shows the importance of reading in various settings in critical reading learning. This research involves a study to improve two classes' experience and two students of Universitas Negeri Makassar in their critical reading class about their reading level during one semester by implementing a differentiated instruction model. The results showed a positive effect that differentiated instruction in critical reading learning on students' reading interest and reading level. Differentiated Instruction learning model by chances for students having an in-depth view of the target language, learning to look at their abilities in new ways, increasing their self-confidence, and using English to communicate and achieve authentic communication as an EFL learning goal. It is assumed that most participants see the Differentiated Instruction learning model as an effective means of facilitating communication and understanding in Critical Reading lecture.Keywords: Critical Reading, Differentiated Instruction Model
Teachers’ Reflective Practice and Challenges in an Indonesian EFL Secondary School Classroom La Sunra, La Sunra -; Haryanto, Haryanto; Nur, Sahril
International Journal of Language Education Vol. 4, No. 2, 2020
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26858/ijole.v4i2.13893

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This study investigated the EFL teachers’ perception and practices of reflection in teaching. The study was conducted through qualitative method by purposive sampling technique. The data were collected through semi-structured interview, and documentation from seven EFL Junior High School teachers in Makassar. The results of the study showed that the EFL teachers perceived reflective practice mainly as an evaluative process to their teaching experience. They all believed that reflective practice was one of the effective teacher characteristics and useful for increasing the quality of teaching and learning. Their reflections were mostly at descriptive and dialogic level. Inadequate knowledge and workload were identified by the EFL teachers as the challenges to reflection.
Applying Video for Writing Descriptive Text in Senior High School in the Covid-19 Pandemic Transition Maru, Mister Gidion; Nur, Sahril; Lengkoan, Fergina
International Journal of Language Education Vol. 4, No. 3, 2020
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26858/ijole.v4i3.14901

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The emergence of the Covid-19 as the global pandemic with its social and physical distancing consequence has affected educational practices. This paper reports the expereince of carrying out a study on applying youtube video for writing of descriptive text in EFL Class. The purpose of this research was to find out whether the videos can develop students’ ability in writing descriptive text or not.  The study took place in the time before and during the covid-19 emergence. As quantitative research, this study applied pre-experimental design. The participant of this research was the 1st year students of one of the prominence senior high schools in Manado, Indonesia. They were 26 students of language class. The results indicated that the mean score of the post-test is significantly higher that of the pre-test. This points out that the use of YouTube video in teaching the writing of descriptive text is effective. However, the emergence of Covid-19 pandemic influenced the implementation of intervention that later affected students’ achievement. The result of this study is not fully in line with the outcome of the previous studies which hypothetically resulted in two to four gains of scores. In addition, it implies that the use of YouTube video in this pandemic transition period seems to be helpful mostly to low level students as they displayed higher gains. Besides, this study denotes the challenges for teachers and students in the Covid-19 pandemic era namely the competence in online learning, and the internet connectivity access and learning mode system.
Non-Native English Lecturers' Motivational Practices in a Tertiary Educational Environment Nur, Sahril; Hardini, Tri Indri; Patak, Andi Anto
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics Vol 11, No 2 (2021): Vol. 11, No. 2, September 2021
Publisher : Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v11i2.32852

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To fill in the gap on how tertiary educational environment’s non-native English lecturers in Indonesia use all motivational activities, this qualitative case study examined how they think about motivational strategies in the classroom, how they put the knowledge into effect, and how EFL students think about their lecturers' motivational strategies. This study focused on a single embedded design in which participants from a single organization were divided into two major clusters. Interviews with five non-native English lecturers and thirteen English Literature students, observation, and field notes were utilised. The participants believed that there are two types of motivation: natural and nurtured, with nurturing motivation receiving more attention. The instructor element is central to motivation, according to participants in both clusters. Both participants stressed the importance of getting a figure to obey. This understanding was positively reflected in practices where lecturers developed, produced, and sustained motivational teaching strategies in the classroom, demonstrating dominance. Sharing non-native English lecturers' success stories, contextualizing, and encouraging were among the study's specific activities. Motivation is essential for learning, but the type and techniques used can differ depending on the situation. These results indicate that a proper and replicable Motivational Teaching Practices (MTP) paradigm necessitated national or regional adaptations due to contextual factors. However, MTP components relevant to English Literature students were ignored by lecturers. Realising MTP’s importance may lead to successfully achieving learning outcomes in higher educational settings.
Writing in a Foreign Language: The Rhetorical and Argument Styles in Research Article Drafts by Nonnative Speakers of English in Linguistics and Language Education Arsyad, Safnil; Nur, Sahril; Nasihin, Ahmat; Syahrial, Syahrial; Adnan, Zifirdaus
International Journal of Language Education Vol. 5, No. 3, 2021
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Makassar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.26858/ijole.v5i3.19506

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Unlike for lecturers in Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science, and Agriculture and Biology Sciences, for Indonesian lecturers in Social Sciences and Humanities including in Linguistics and Language Education (LLE), publishing research articles in reputable or indexed international journals is very difficult. The possible cause of the difficulty is their unfamiliarity with the correct and appropriate use of rhetorical style in their articles as expected by international journal readers. This study is aimed at investigating the rhetorical of research article (RA) drafts written in English by Indonesian lecturers in Applied Linguistic and English Language Education in five different universities in Indonesia (i.e., Bengkulu University, Padang State University, Atmajaya Catholic University, Mataram University, and Makassar State University). A corpus of 20 English RA drafts was analyzed on their rhetorical and linguistic quality using a genre-based method. The results show that the majority of the RA drafts have addressed important moves in each section of the articles but in terms of the argument quality still needs improvement. This implies that the Indonesian university lecturers in LLE need to be familiar with and able to argue well in their article drafts as it is expected by international readers.