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English Language in Focus (ELIF)
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Core Subject : Education,
ELIF Journal is a peer-reviewed journal conceptually concerned on an interdisciplinary field of English Applied Linguistics whether as a second, additional, or foreign language or as an international Lingua Franca. It aims to provide informed-discussion media with relevance to a real-world issue.
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Metaphor Analysis on Students’ English Poems Irpan Ali Rahman
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.1-8

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This study aims to know the students’ ability in using a metaphor for their English poems writing. Through the poem, the poet uses the metaphor to sharpen the ideas as the media to express the feeling, thought and life experience. In this case, love poems were written by the fifth-semester students using metaphor. This study uses a qualitative method to gain a description of the metaphor analysis in students’ English love poems. In research findings, the writer found that the students use several kinds of metaphor in semantic perspective and the mystical love metaphor represented in their poems.
Indonesian Islamic Children’s Literature: the Lexical Choices in the Religious Teachings Laily Martin
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.23-34

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The study discusses Islamic religious teachings presented in the Indonesian Islamic children’s literature through the uses of the lexical choices. The discussion covers the religious concepts and practices. For the purpose, the data were taken from five sample children story books of Seri Kalimat thoyyibah which is written by and translated by an Indonesians. The lexical choices presenting the Islamic religious teachings were analyzed by implementing the corpus method and using semantic theories of semantic field and relations. The analysis was also seen from the perspective of the characters’ age by referring to the idea of children psycholinguistic development. The findings show that the lexical choices presenting the concepts of Islamic teachings are mostly unsuited the age of the children characters, as well as the children target readers. This raises concern on the stories comprehensibility. On the other hand, the verb choices describing Islamic practices are friendlier to children readers.
Systemic Functional Genre on Students’ Reading Literacy Lidiyatul Izzah; Muhamad Sofian Hadi
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.35-44

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In the context of higher education, IT’s popularity and transparency has increased students’ higher awareness of writing in different evolving forms. It is undeniable that publishing scientific research is now seen more as success determinant in academic careers. Along with this demand, students need to deepen their advanced literacy and academic language skills to achieve good scientific writing. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of Systemic Functional Genre approach in students’ reading literacy. A quantitative method of quasi-experimental design was carried out in this study. There were two groups involved: the experimental group (EG) and the control group (CG). During the implementation, both groups experienced in the different treatments. The population selected in this study was the second-semester learners of English Department, Muhammadiyah University of Jakarta. In selecting the sample, the researchers purposively choose two groups (n=60 students). To collect the data, the researchers implemented a reading test. Based on the research finding, the study indicated that the SFG-based Approach had a significant positive impact on improving the students’ reading literacy.
Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Teaching English for Students of Primary School Teacher Education Department Muhamad Sofian Hadi; Lidiyatul Izzah
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.45-54

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One of the learning models that can be implemented in increasing the students ability in English language is using Problem Based Learning (PBL). Problem Based Learning is a learning model that focuses on giving the solution for students in learning process. PBL provides the chance for students to find their problem and also creating the alternative solution to deal with their problems in English language learning. The aims of this study, by using PBL can increase the students’ ability in mastering English language. The participant of this study chosen from primary school teacher education department (PGSD) faculty of educational sciences, Muhammadiyah University of Jakarta. There several consideration in choosing the department as the object of this study. First, the student of this department lack of interest in joining the English subject, the learning process becomes ineffective. Second, as the future candidate of teacher for elementary school students, they need to concern with the ability of English language. Third, the average ability of students in mastering English is weak. The method used for this study based on qualitative/interpretive paradigm. This method concern on viewing the focus and problems of this study in a comprehensive way. The finding, based on the result of the study it can be shown that the students ability in English language increased as the researcher targeted from the beginning. And the learning process becomes more active after the use of Problem Based Learning. So, it can be concluded that the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) can increase the students’ ability in mastering English Language.
Using Graphic Organizer to Improve Students’ Speaking skill Rifqi Mahdi Saindra; Mutiarani Mutiarani
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.55-64

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether Graphic Organizer has a significant effect on students' ability to speak. This study used the VIII.F students of Al-Azhar 12 Junior High School Rawamangun as the research sample. This class consists of 22 students. To choose the sample, the writer used a simple random sampling technique. From the population. The method used in this study was quantitative and the design used was a pre-experimental study with the technique of one group pre and post-test design. The instrument used in this study was oral tests. Then for that reason, the writer used the Weighting Table from Adam and Frith so that the measurement could be more accurate. The result of this research explains that students’ pre-test score is 72,36 and the post-test score is 81,45. The result of statistical hypothesis found out that the level of significance is higher than 0.000 < 0.005. This means H0 (Null Hypothesis) is rejected and H1 (Alternative Hypothesis) is accepted. Which means using the media Graphic Organizer is effective to improve students’ speaking skill.
Teaching English to Young Learners in Indonesia (Pros and Cons) Tatu Zakiyatun Nufus
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.65-70

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Teaching English for young learners in Indonesia still invites the controversies among the educators and psycholinguists that concern on learners’ development in thinking and communication. Because teaching English for young learners in Indonesia seems to force them in knowing the rule and forms of the sentence. In addition, some of the teachers who teach English for young learners have not the appropriate educational background that can teach the younger as well as the objective wish. Actually, there is not any regulation or decisions that obligate the school to teach English to young learners. It only depends on the school itself. In this paper, the writer would like to describe the teaching English to young learners in Indonesia in the side of its implementation and also the pros and cons based on the second language acquisition experts. 
Islamic Values in the Context of English Learning and Teaching Zaitun Zaitun; Siska Kusuma Wardani
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.70-80

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The aim of this research is to describe the Islamic values in the process of teaching English. This research was conducted at SD Labschool FIP UMJ for about 3 months starting from June 2018 until August 2018. This study focuses on English teaching and learning process at 4th graders. The study applied a qualitative descriptive research method which used observation and documents as the instruments in collecting the data. The writers observed both the school and 4th grade class and used the syllabus, lesson plan and English textbook as the documents. The analysis of the data showed that the Islamic values had been being well-built in the area of the school together with the school activities. While in the class observation the writer found that the Islamic values were not being applied yet in the process of teaching and learning English, besides, it was also found that syllabus, lesson plan, and textbook did not insert any Islamic values at all either in the content of the materials or in the teaching and learning activities. Thus this research study concludes that the Islamic values did not fully exist yet in the process of teaching English to the 4th graders of SD Labschool FIP UMJ.
The Effectiveness of Morphological Analysis Technique in Teaching Vocabulary Ismalianing Eviyuliwati; Dillan Kibar Dzikrika; Bahrul Hasibuan
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 1 (2018): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.1.9-22

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of Morphological Analysis technique in teaching vocabulary at SMPN 13 Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten. The design of the study was quasi-experimental. The samples were 76 students of the 8th grade who were taken randomly using purposive random sampling. The samples were classified into two groups: 39 students in the experimental group and 37 in the control one. The data collected through a pretest and a posttest which had been proved valid and reliable by ANATES. In between, the teaching of 20 prefixes and 20 suffixes were done in both groups but with a higher frequency of occurrence in the experimental class. The finding showed that the experimental group got a higher mean score than the control one, and the statistical calculation found that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of the two groups. It indicated that the morphological analysis technique is effective to teach vocabulary to the 8th-grade students of SMPN 13 Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten.
The Use of Song in Teaching English for Junior High School Student Muhamad Sofian Hadi
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 2 (2019): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.2.107-112

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The aim of this study is to investigate in detail the use of song in teaching English for Junior High School student. This study is action researches conducted at Dharma Karya UT Junior High School class VII with participant number are 25 students. Data obtained from the result of test in each cycle. The findings showed that the learning process using song makes the students become more active in their interaction, it is showed by their participation level during the teaching is increased. Another finding also revealed that there is a significant improvement in the student’s English language skills using song from preliminary to cycle II stage in the research process. The average score of students at the preliminary stage is only 60 then it increased to 68 in the first cycle and increased significantly in cycle II with the amount of 80. It can be concluded that action research is done by using song in teaching English for Junior High School significantly helps the students in increasing their English language skills. This study recommends the continuation of using various teaching media and tools for Junior High School student in order to improve their English language skills.
Exploring Grammar through Small Group Interaction Technique on Pre-Intermediate Structure Course Nurbianta Nurbianta; Rahmat Rahmat; Ashri Shollina
English Language in Focus (ELIF) Vol 1, No 2 (2019): English Language in Focus (ELIF)
Publisher : English Department, Faculty of Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.24853/elif.1.2.113-120

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The main purpose of this study is to investigate the students’ ability on structure course at the third semester of STIT Muhammadiyah, Tanjung Redeb. Teaching and learning process in mastering the grammatical of English was conducted through Small Group Interaction technique. So, the teacher and students collaborate in exploring various grammatical of English materials. By using small group interaction, it has shown the students’ performance in learning grammar achievement.