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ASIAN TEFL; e-ISSN: 2503-2569, p-ISSN: 2527-5038; Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, a peer-reviewed journal, is an interdisciplinary publication of original research on ELTand Linguistics. The journal aims to provide a forum for scholarly understanding and promote the process of knowledge, values, and skills. The journal encompasses research articles, original research report, reviews, and scientific commentaries in Language Learning and linguistics.
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Politeness Strategies of the General Practitioners at Community Health Center in Semarang Kartini Rahayu; Muhammad Suryadi
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 4(2), 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (299.34 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v4i2.96

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Communication which occurs between general practitioners and patients is meant to meet the patient's medical needs. In carrying out communication, general practitioners and patients always pay attention to their speech in order to reduce the threat of the face of the hearer and to establish a good relationship. Based on this, this study examines the use of general practitioners' politeness strategies in community health centers and aims to describe the politeness strategies used by general practitioners in establishing communication with patients. This politeness strategy study is a qualitative descriptive research in which data were obtained through the observation method and then were analyzed. The results of data analysis showed that general practitioners used three Brown and Levinson’s politeness strategies, namely Bald on Record strategies, positive politeness strategies, and negative politeness strategies.
Teacher’s Strategy in Solving EFL Students’ Problems in Learning English Ariyanti Ariyanti; Widi Syahtia Pane; Umar Fauzan
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 4(2), 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (231.244 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v4i2.97

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Learning new language is never been so easy to master where there must be challenges that teachers face in classroom. The aim of this research is to investigate an English teacher in teaching English as a foreign language to junior high school students at Ma’had Tahfidzul Qur’an, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The matters to be investigated include barriers the teacher faced as well as her strategies to solve the problems. The result of semi-structured interview showed that the biggest challenge faced by the English teacher is the condition where the students are less-motivated in learning English. Several strategies are used by the teacher such as encourage the students through verbal motivation as well as provide joyful activities such as conducted different kind of games to build positive mood and interest of students in leaning a new language. The use of proper teaching strategies is demanded in order to have English learning become students’ habit. Therefore, implication of language teaching methodologies is also discussed in this research.
Swearwords in Subtitling: A Case Study on Students’ Translation Project Raden Arief Nugroho; Rahmanti Asmarani
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 4(2), 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (368.157 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v4i2.105

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Despite their consideration as impolite remarks in communication, swearwords play an inseparable part from linguistics repertoire. As defined by Aijmer (2002:12), swearwords “[express] the speaker’s attitude towards the situation spoken about, his assumptions, his intentions, his emotions”. Carrying ‘negative’ label makes swearwords the centre of attention. Interestingly, movies that have turned into public entertainment sphere blooms the use of swearwords. The statement is supported by Azzaro (2005:1) who states that “television is often blamed for the circulation of once forbidden expression, and films in particular get the blame.” To add fuel to the fire, Cressman et al (2009) has also noted a rising frequency of swearwords usages in Hollywood movies. With the increasing number of Hollywood movies in Indonesia, English swearwords phenomena cannot be neglected. However, deleting or even softening swearwords will put the artistic touch of cinematography at stake. In this context, translators, especially subtitle translators, play an important role in dealing with swearwords phenomenon. As to introduce translation students to this complex matter, the writer gave them a subtitling task of swearwords. Twenty students consisting of twelve males and eight females were involved in this project and ‘8 Miles’ movie was used as the translation task. Surprisingly, both male and female students did not try to soften or delete the use of swearwords. Most of the English swearwords were adopted into Indonesian swearwords.
Are Synonyms Always Synonymous? A Corpus-assisted Approach to Announce, Declare, and State Ike Susanti Effendi; Riska Amalia; Sakinah Asa Lalita
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 5(1), 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (491.804 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v5i1.110

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The study on (near) synonymous word has been of intriguing topic in the recent decades. Scholars have investigated them from diverse perspectives including but not limited to semantics, grammar, and language teaching. However, few of them examine synonymous verbs. This study endeavors to scrutinize ‘announce’, ‘declare’, and ‘state’ by employing descriptive qualitative approach and British National Corpus as data source. Besides, it also attempts to shed pivotal light the pedagogical implication of corpus linguistics to the teaching of word or vocabulary and meaning in use. Sketch Engine is used as instrument analysis by which collocation and concordance analysis were employed to elucidate word combination and contexts to produce meaning. The findings demonstrate that ‘announce’, ‘declare’, and ‘state’ could not be used rudimentary interchangeably since they carry out (slightly) different meaning depending on collocate word and grammatical pattern. This study also corroborated the notion that corpus linguistics plays significant role in foreign language teaching since it offers authentic materials and contextual clue for language use.
The Application of Functional Theory: Indonesian Presidential Debate Wahyuningsih Wahyuningsih; Deli Nirmala
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 5(1), 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (227.401 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v5i1.111

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Functional theory is a one of theories that are common used on the research of political debates in American campaign discourse. In the present article, Indonesian presidential debate is analyzed from the perspective of functional theory. The goal of this study is to analyze language function produced by candidates and to evaluate the applicability of functional theory in analyzing Indonesian presidential debate. The authors employ qualitative method in analyzing data. Supporting instruments in analyzing data were functional theory and political discourse analysis (PDA). PDA used in interpreting language function in political context. While, functional theory provides three functions, namely: attacks, defends, and acclaims. The finding shows that two different axioms are found. The first is the use of attack more than defense; it is line with the prediction of functional theory that has been tested in American political debate. Second, the use of acclaims less than attack, it differs in a way from the prediction of functional theory. Fundamentally, functional theory can be used as an instrument in analysis political debates in Indonesia even though the findings were not exactly consistence with the prediction. Thereby, the theory needs to be developed discursively.
Quantifying student satisfaction with technology-enhanced textbooks in the Japanese university context Daniel James Mills; Daniel Olsson
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 5(1), 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (295.804 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v5i1.113

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Thirty-three students used their personal mobile devices to access digital media in a paper-based textbook containing Quick Response (QR) codes. The students worked in small groups with minimal intervention from the course instructor to participate in activities and complete assignments. Information regarding student satisfaction with the course, as well as their perceptions of the benefits and disadvantages of the instructional method employed, were gathered through a questionnaire and a reflective writing activity. The results indicated that overall satisfaction was high (M = 3.38), especially regarding the role of the instructor (M = 3.35) and interaction (M = 3.35). However, participants indicated a lower level of satisfaction with the materials (M = 2.89). Further inquiry revealed that dissatisfaction with the course materials was due to the lack of a stable Wi-Fi connection at the university rather than the design or content of the textbooks.
ESL Reading Accuracy: The Inside Story Rafizah Mohd Rawian; Ahmad Azman Mokhtar
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, Vol 1 (2), 2016
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (163.839 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v1i2.18

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Accuracy  has received countless and endless attention from language researchers due to its role in language learning. As such, a study is conducted to discover and understand the possible influence of accuracy in second language learning specifically in reading. Its findings will reveal whether accuracy does actually affect reading or vice versa. Simultaneously, the findings will then expose the extent of the possible influence as well as the aspects that may be affected. Its respondents are students who are taking  Basic English Language course. Purposeful random sampling technique is used to single out the respondents in terms of their (1) gender and (2) academic semester. An in-depth interview protocol is used to gather data from the selected respondents. An interview checklist is used to ensure the smoothness of the data gathering. An interview guide is prepared beforehand to ensure all important issues are explored. The interview questions are prepared in two versions: English and Malay language.
The Secondary School Students’ Usage of English Learning Websites to Self-Correct Writing Errors Alia Nur Dodgson Bt Tariq; Masdinah Alauyah Md. Yusof
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, Vol 1 (1), 2016
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Corrective feedback (CF) is an inevitable teaching strategy carried out by educators, especially in an English Language classroom. Past studies have shown that corrective feedback is effective; however, indirect corrective feedback seems to have a variety of issues that has caused it to be unsuccessful. Some studies found that one of the setbacks of indirect corrective feedback is students are still having difficulties in dealing with and learning from the indirect corrective feedback itself. Students could not rectify their errors as they do not have sufficient linguistic knowledge to facilitate them, especially when they have to deal with complex linguistic errors all by themselves. Hence, this research was carried out to address this problem via the utilization of the English Language learning websites as the reference materials for the students to deal with complex linguistic errors. It was hoped that the students would be able to deal with indirect corrective feedback and successfully self-correct their errors. The qualitative research approach was employed in this research, where participants recorded their usage of the English Language learning websites in a logbook. Five randomly selected participants were interviewed to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of their experience, feedback and comments. The results showed that there were positive reactions and comments which indicated that the use of the English Language learning websites has been successful in assisting the participants in dealing with indirect corrective feedback and in doing self-correction. However, there were also negative reactions to be taken into account. Thus, this presentation will highlight some insights from the research.
Introducing Global Issues in A Language Classroom: Knowing Other Cultures by Analysing Multimodal Texts from NGOs María Martínez Lirola
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, VOL 3(1), 2018
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (249.399 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v1i1.37

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This article shows the importance of teaching with texts from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in which women from other cultures are represented in order to bring global issues in a language classroom and to deepen in the visual representation of women from other cultures so that students develop their gender perspective. Our main objectives with the research presented in this paper are to introduce students to visual grammar and to work with texts that allow students at tertiary level develop critical thinking and respect for cultural diversity, which will contribute to the introduction of global issues into the classroom. Kress and van Leewen (2006) model of visual grammar was introduced in an English language course at University level so that students could read and analyse multimodal texts. Having done this, students were asked to analyse the texts in groups in order to observe the importance of visuals in the construction of meaning and the way in which the women represented appeared portrayed. The analysis using visual grammar shows that the texts under analysis portray a positive image of African women, which breaks the traditional stereotypes of these women being weak, dependent and marginalised. In addition, this research will show that teaching global issues using multimodal texts from the NGO Intermón Oxfam will help students understand how the discourse used by NGOs creates meaning through different visual and linguistic choices. 
Morphological Description of Noun Formation Process: Case of Suffixation and Prefixation in Iguta Language Mohammed Ahmad Ado; Siti Jamila Bidin
ASIAN TEFL Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics ASIAN TEFL: Journal of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, Vol 2(1), 2017
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (305.442 KB) | DOI: 10.21462/asiantefl.v2i1.26

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This paper dwells on a concise morphological description of Noun formation process involved in Iguta language (a minority endangered language in the north central, Nigeria). To this end, the paper explores the suffixation and prefixation processes involved in the formation of nouns of Iguta language. Ado’s (2017) 455 Iguta wordlists was employed as secondary data and was qualitatively used as instrument for the analyses in this paper. Ado’s 455 Iguta wordlists is primarily based on the standard dialect (i.e., Andirgiza) spoken by its native speakers in five selected towns in Jos North local government of the Plateau state, Nigeria. Hand analysis strategy and a thematic analytical process were used in developing insights on the language data during the analysis. The findings revealed ‘-char, -di and –e’ morphs as suffixes to inflect while  ‘t-, ti-, ha-, a-, an-, m-, i-, ma-, si-, ndu-, s-, tu-, tun-, tumu- morphs as  prefixes to either inflect or derive nouns. It is also observed that most singular nouns in Iguta are inflected to produce the plural forms using ti- or tu- prefixes especially when the pattern of the singular words begin with a vowel morpheme or phoneme. In accordance with the findings, it is suggested that prefixes and suffixes are part of the affixation process used in noun formation of Iguta language. In conclusion, the study has contributed in descriptive linguistics in terms inflectional or derivational suffixation and prefixation process used to build nouns in Iguta language. This paper may assist professional teachers and linguists in understanding the suffixations and prefixations existing in Iguta language.