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Elsya Journal
ISSN : 26847620     EISSN : 26849224     DOI : https://doi.org/10.31849
Core Subject : Education,
ELSYA Journal of English Language Studies (Theory and Application) is a triannual publication journal for all those involved in English Language Studies, whether as a second, additional, or foreign language, or as an international Lingua Franca. The Journal links the everyday concerns of practitioners with insights gained from relevant academic disciplines such as Linguistics, Literature, and Education in English context. ELSYA journal aims to provide a medium for informed discussion of the principles and practice which determine the ways in which English is taught, learnt and explored around the world. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among members of the profession worldwide.
Articles 75 Documents
Politeness in Thesis Consultation by WhatsApp: Do Lecturers and Students Apply Different Strategies? Pasaribu, Arsen Nahum; Saragih, Erikson; Gea, Agustinus
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM - Unilak)

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v4i1.6376

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The study of politeness in education setting interaction has increased in last decades. However, the investigation of politeness strategies in lecturer-student interaction using WhatsApp is relatively unexplored. Therefore, this study aims to explore politeness strategies used by a lecturer and students in virtual communication using WhatsApp during thesis consultation. The researcher applied a mixed method: qualitative and quantitative research to discover the politeness phenomena in WhatsApp interaction. The participants of the study were 10 undergraduate students of English Department, University of HKBP Nommensen, and a lecturer as their thesis consultant. The data of the study consist of 50 screenshots of WhatsApp chats thesis consultation. The results show that all four types of politeness strategies were found in lecture-students interaction. The politeness strategies used by the lecturer and students differ greatly. The lecturer dominantly employed bald on-record (30. 93%) with the most imperative sentences realization; on the other hand, the students tend to use positive politeness strategy (23.20%) with the most greetings realization. This demonstrates that lecturers keep their distance when communicating, whereas students attempt to “get closer” during the interaction. The different politeness strategy choices are caused by the different power and social status (position) factors between lecturers and students. The findings of this study also show that the politeness strategies chosen by lecturers and students are not always consistent with previous similar studies.
Factors Influencing the Use of ICT for English Language Learning of Indonesian EFL University Students Arif, Tubagus Zam Zam Al; Handayani, Reli
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM - Unilak)

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v4i1.6882

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This study examines the factors of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that influence the acceptance of ICT use for English language learning of EFL University Students. This study also addresses the possible obstacles that affect and limit the use of ICT by adding motivation and ICT skills as extended TAM variables. This area of research topic is unexplored in the Indonesian context, especially in higher education institution. An analysis of these factors can assist instructors to understand how students learn using ICT and in providing useful advice to them during the learning process. The quantitative method was applied in this study, which included 303 students' teachers of English Education at a state university in Jambi, Indonesia. The instrument used in collecting the data was an online questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed by using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with SmartPLS3 program to analyze the proposed hypotheses formed in order to meet the study objectives. The SEM result indicated that the factors of the technology acceptance model are the main factors affecting the ICT use. The study concluded that the influence of motivation and skills for ICT usage was mediated by three main TAM variables, namely perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, and attitudes.
The Six Characteristics of Andragogy and Future Research Directions in EFL: A Literature Review Purwati, Diana; Mardhiah, Ainol; Nurhasanah, Enung; Ramli, Ramli
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM - Unilak)

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v4i1.7473

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The way in which adults learn is distinctive to how children learn, hence Andragogy differs from Pedagogy and so do the implications. Although several studies have attempted to discuss the andragogy and its principles, only few studies investigate its implementation and the practical guidance on how to employ each characteristic in the teaching and learning process. To fill this void, this paper reviews the concept of andragogy and highlights its six characteristics: self-concept, experiences, readiness to learn, motivation, need to know, and problem-centred learning. Employing a narrative review of 18 journal articles from reputable international journals, the study’s findings suggest that the six characteristics/principles of andragogy are applicable in designing teaching and learning materials, teaching activities, and assignments enacted by teachers. Future research is encouraged to delve into the practice of the six characteristics of andragogy in the teaching of English as a foreign language. The differences between adults and children learning and directions for further research in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is also discussed at the end of study.
Demystifying the Hegemony of the English Language: Scrutiny of ‘Gak Bisa Bahasa Inggris!’ Advertisement within a Semiotics Lens Sugianto, Ahmad; Prasetyo, Ilham Agung; Aria, Dewi; Wahjuwibowo, Indiwan Seto
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 4 No. 2 (2022): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies (In-Press)
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v4i2.7582

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Due to its overarching status and power, the English language has dominated and influenced nearly in various means of communication, and one of which is instantiated in advertisements. However, studies concerning the hegemony of the English language represented in an advertisement were found to be under-explored. Thereby, the present study aimed to scrutinise the domination and power of the English language, particularly in Indonesia, represented in one of the advertisements, which is a remake video of a viral video from 2017 to date, entitled ‘Gak Bisa Bahasa Inggris!’ from a Youtube Channel named Pahamy. Semiotic analysis was employed to analyse the advertisement. The findings revealed only five out of eight types of syntagma found comprising descriptive syntagma, bracket syntagma, episodic syntagma, autonomous shot, and scene. The present study concluded that it seemed not possible to have the eight syntagmatic types in a very short advertisement video, and some signs found in the advertisement could be used to shed light on the hegemony of the English language in Indonesia, which might result in either positive or negative effect; hence, any thoughtful consideration and action through multilingual education was advocated to solve or at least mitigate this issue.
Psychological Analysis of Fatih’s Character-Building in Egosentris: A Novel by Syahid Muhammad Nursafira, Mutia Sari; Putri, Wella Cisilya; Yunira, Sandra; Gari, Nelia; Hamuddin, Budianto
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (801.483 KB) | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v1i1.2461

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As current era necessitates access to information technology, people of all ages are exposed to the prevalent online hate speech. This literature analysis aims to analyse the psychological characterisation of Fatih, one of the characters in Syahid Muhammad’s novel Egosentris, to address how current social media interactions negatively affects one’s mental health. This article described characterisation and psychological conflict using the literary psychology approach based on Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory, in line with the characterisation theory proposed by Nurgiyantoro (2007). Psychoanalytic theory is a staple theory of human personality that is often used in the world of literature, which is divided into three structures of human nature, i.e., id, ego, and superego. The analysis involved several steps, such as categorisation, tabulation, interpretation, inference, and validity of the data. The results of the study revealed that Fatih's personality in the Egosentris novel is kind, honest, sensitive, critical, and caring. Though in some situations, Fatih's character was found to employ some negative characters such as being stubborn, spiteful and bad-tempered. This present article also found the psychological conflict experienced by Fatih includes emotions such as anger, anxiety, fear, regret, pressure, and resentment. These kinds of psychological conflict have changed his personality to be an inclusive person. The study reflects the outcomes of psychological analysis on Fatih’s character to raise public awareness about regarding importance of noticing people’s mental health and to diminish the spread of hate comments and harmful speech to others.
Kahoot Application in English Language Teaching (ELT) Context: An Alternative Learning Strategy Putri, Nunung Susilo
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (745.155 KB) | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v1i1.2488

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This research was designed in descriptive qualitative research. Data were collected from several related works of literature on the application of Kahoot online application in English classrooms. This present study has taken pointers from previous studies that have proven the effectiveness of using video as a learning medium for students, especially in EFL classes. Also, it not only gives students pleasure to learn but also can make students more active and comfortable in the learning process. Besides, the teacher, as a model, must also know how to deliver excellent material using Kahoot online application. Moreover, before using this online application as a medium for teaching, teachers must have a step by step plan of what the teacher must do during teaching and learning. This result has been proven around the globe by many scholars that teaching English using media such as Kahoot is one effective strategy that makes students enjoy the teaching and learning process.
Sociolinguistic Influence in the Use of English as a Second Language (ESL) Classroom: Seeing from Onovughe's (2012) Perspective: Hasanah, Lana; Pradina, Siska; Hadita, Almira; Putri, Wella Cisilya
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, Universitas Lancang Kuning (LPPM - Unilak)

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (713.69 KB) | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v1i1.2538

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This paper aims to provide a brief overview and review of the research conducted by Onovughe (2012) under the title Sociolinguistic Input and English as Second Language Classrooms published by the Canadian Center for Science and Education. This article also intended to provide a brief review of the sociolinguistic influences of the use of the second most significant language in the class. Using qualitative descriptive analysis, this study managed to see that OGO’s research used survey within a population of all middle school students in the Akure Ondo Regional Government, Nigeria (n = 240 students). Of the five existing hypotheses, the findings revealed that parents’ occupation is a significant sociolinguistic influence on the use of English among middle school students, followed by gender, age, religion, and classes. This current paper evaluated how Onovughe’s research is represented in his article. Results reveal the strengeths, weaknesses, and the flaws of the article.
An Article Review on “Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction in a First-Year Course: An Instructor’s Self-Study” Budiarti, Vira; Syafitri, Yona Dwi Tirta; Derin, Tatum
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (727.007 KB) | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v1i1.2543

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This study aims to provide insight for others who wish to do a self-study, discussing emerging themes related to student learning and strategy instruction at the post-secondary level. This study reviews a research article written by Parr & Woloshyn (2013), entitled “Reading Comprehension Strategies Instruction in a First-Year Course: An Instructor's Self-Study.” Results of the review include observations on how the related article doesn't adequately deliver objectives but is excellent at analyzing the previous literature, and the design of the research will make readers understand generally. The contents of this article are valid with all references used accurately. It concisely discussed reading comprehension and strategy instruction. Also, it used a robust theoretical framework that provides an opportunity to reflect the challenges and limitations associated with the application of explicit strategy instruction. Ultimately, this present study looks at independent learning instruction as a strategy in delivering a repertoire of evidence-based understanding strategies designed to introduce students to the conventions of reading and writing academics. This study especially entices educators, because this study can be a benchmark for lecturers to provide reading comprehension strategy in a first years course, especially reading skill.
The Ignored Skill in EFL Context “Listening”: A Review of Selected Article by Omar Gokhan Ulum Yunira, Sandra
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (738.695 KB) | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v1i1.2564

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This paper aimed at reviewing the selected article entitled “The ignored Skill in EFL Context” written by Omer Gokhan Ulum. This study sees Ulum’s article as a unique study and essential to explore the difficulties of listening comprehension faced by students of the first-year university with elementary level English. Ulum’s research involved 50 EFL students from three different classes. The data was accumulated by interview and a set of questions. The outcome of the study showed that EFL students find it hard to understand the listening when people speak with numerous and uncommon accents. Also, the students do not have the skill to understand the meanings of words which are not pronounced accurately. This present study concluded that the students’ inability to quickly memorize the words or sentences that they have just overheard is highly likely to be the reason why the listening skill is considered as an ‘annoyance’ for the EFL students in the study. These results may help EFL teachers in boosting students’ listening comprehension skills. As an outcome, this present paper may say that Ulum’s article can be replicable onto similar research topics, especially on the methodology section.
Psycholinguistic Correlates of Progress in Literature at Russian Vocational Training School: A Snap Shot From Selected Paper Sapitri, Putri Adrian
Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (658.184 KB) | DOI: 10.31849/elsya.v1i1.2616

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This article aims to present a little snapshot from the author's perspective as a review article paper. The research article written by Nuriakhmetov entitled “Psycholinguistic Correlates of progress in Literature of Students of Russian Vocational Training School” was selected to be the object of this study’s exploration. David Publishing published Nuriakhmetov’s article in 2012 in their Journal of Psychological Research Volume 2 Issue 12. This present article used descriptive qualitative analysis to bring about comprehension to the readers' minds. This article has seen literacy as a person's ability to handle their potential and develop their skills in processing and understanding information while carrying out reading and writing activities. This study explores how the relationship between the nature of students with each other and the ability of students with the transfer of professional disciplines including Literature, English, Russian, and Bashkir according to Nuriakhmetov’s article. The article seems to have a clear flow on how to explain these two types of education and make this journal easy to understand. Therefore, the present study sees Nuriakhmetov’s article to be replicable for similar studies in the future.