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Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching)
ISSN : 25280287     EISSN : 27148858     DOI : 10.22303
Core Subject : Education,
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) is a scientific journal which published by English Education Study Program, University of Potensi Utama Medan. MELT Journal published twice a year in June and December. This journal is the forum for academics and researchers to share the research results in the field of English Language Teaching and Learning and Linguistics.
Articles 77 Documents
COGNITIVE LEARNING STYLES THE IMPACT OF FLIPPED CLASSROOM ON READING COMPREHENSION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT Winda Syafitri
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 1, No 1 (2016): MELT Juni 2016
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (387.778 KB) | DOI: 10.22303/melt.1.1.2016.17-33

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This study was intended to investigate the impact of flipped classroom on reading comprehension of high school students with different cognitive learning styles. This research was quasi-experimental with a factorial design 2x2 using pre-test and post-test. The population of study was the tenth graders of SMA Negeri 1 Malang. Then, X MIA-8 and X MIA-3 were chosen as samples by using simple random sampling. In collecting the data, reading comprehension test, questionnaire of students’ cognitive learning styles, opinionnaire and observation sheets were used as the instruments. After analyzing the data, the major findings are that there is no significant difference between students’ reading comprehension taught in the flipped classroom and those taught in the traditional classroom, that field-independent students have better reading comprehension than field-dependent students, an
THE MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS OF ADVERTISING TAGLINE "TOLAK ANGIN SIDOMUNCUL” THROUGH SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL LINGUISTICS APPROACH Juliana Juliana; Santi Arafah
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 3, No 2 (2018): MELT December 2018
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (292.465 KB) | DOI: 10.22303/melt.3.2.2018.127-137

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Tagline is one way to attract the customer attention to remember the products with the catch-up phrase. An ad tagline can create a new image of its brand and also provide a persuasive effect that affects the audience behavior. The effectiveness of an advertisement is very important to analyze. This research uses qualitative methods to analyze the use of multimodal linguistics in looking at the effectiveness of Tolak Angin Sidomuncul ad. Mutlitodal elements are analyzed in Tolak Angin Sidomuncul ad applying systemic functional linguistics (SFL) in analyzing the multimodal elements such as linguistic, visual, audio, gestural, and spastial elements. The results of this research showed that the use of multimodal elements in Tolak Angin Sidomuncul Ads are interconnected each other to convey the meaning and message which aims to attract the attention of audience to buy Tolak Angin Sidomuncul products.
ATTITUDES, PROBLEMS, AND FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE OF E-LEARNING (LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) AT IAIN ANTASARI Raida Asfihana; Yansyah Yansyah
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 1, No 1 (2016): MELT Juni 2016
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The demand for integrating e-learning with face-to-face classroom is not merely a recommendation but now it becomes a necessary to be applied by higher education institutions. IAIN Antasari as one of higher institutions in South Kalimantan applied Learning Management System (LMS) to answer this demand. This research then tried to map the lecturers’ attitudes, problems, and individual factors of the lecturers that influences their attitudes toward this e-learning application.  This study used cross sectional survey design by inviting 35 lecturers as the samples. Questionnaire and interview were utilized to gather the data. The findings showed that most of lecturers at IAIN Antasari had positive attitudes toward the application of the LMS. However, it also found that those lecturers had some barriers to apply the LMS, including their insufficient skills and knowledge, lack of facilities, lack of practice in the LMS training, lack of support from the head of faculty, lack of time for preparing the LMS materials, and negative influence from their colleagues. Regarding the factors influencing the lecturers attitudes for using the LMS, there was only ages variable which statistically significantly influencing.
THE APPLICATION OF PICTURE WORD INDUCTIVE MODEL (PWIM) TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT Jernih D Sinurat
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 2, No 2 (2017): MELT December 2017
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (529.489 KB) | DOI: 10.22303/melt.2.2.2017.111-125

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This study attempted to investigate the application of picture word inductive model (PWIM) to improve students’ achievements in writing descriptive text. The  purpose  of the study  is  to  find  out  whether  PWIM  can  improve  students’  achievement  in  writing  descriptive.  This study was conducted by applying classroom action research. The  subject  of  this  study  was  the  first  year  students  ( X/A)  of  SMA  Swasta Gajah Mada Medan. The data of this research were obtained in two cycles. The instrument used for collecting data was quantitative and qualitative. Based on the writing test result, the students’ score kept improving every test.  The findings indicate that the using of PWIM as a media of learning improved students’ writing achievement. The students’ score significant improvement, the mean of second cycle i.e. 80.28 is higher that the mean of the first cycle i.e. 70.86. Based on diary notes, questionnaire sheet, observation sheet and interview, it was found that teaching learning process ran well. The conclusion is that the using of PWIM as a media of learning improves students’ writing Achievement.
THE EFFECT OF LEXICAL INFERENCING STRATEGIES ON STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION Juliana Juliana
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 1, No 2 (2016): MELT Desember 2016
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (433.224 KB) | DOI: 10.22303/melt.1.2.2016.126-143

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This study was conducted to investigate the effect of lexical inferencing strategies on students’ reading comprehension. This study was aimed was to find out whether the use of lexical inferencing strategies had effect on students’ reading comprehension. The population of this study was 90 Informatics Engineering students of Potensi Utama University in the fifth semester of 2014-2015 academic year. A placement test was given to 90 students to select 60 similar English proficiency level students. The instruments used for collecting data were written test and spoken test. These tests were conducted to identify students’ reading comprehension performance toward lexical inferencing strategies. These data were analysed by applying an experimental research design involving pre-test and post-test which were administered for control and experimental groups. The control group was taught by using conventional method, while the experimental group was treated by using lexical inferencing strategies. The results of the test showed that the use of the lexical inferencing strategies had significantly affected to students’ reading comprehension performance. Hence, it was concluded that lexical inferencing strategies was recommended to improve the students’ reading comprehension performance.
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ABILITY THROUGH VIDEO MAKING Winda Syafitri
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 2, No 1 (2017): MELT June 2017
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (347.566 KB) | DOI: 10.22303/melt.2.1.2017.48-58

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English class is one of main sources of students to learn English as a second language in Indonesia. There might be a problem in English language teaching. This study aims at solving the low achievement of students’ speaking ability in University of Potensi Utama through video making activity. It applied Classroom Action Research (CAR) as the research design. The subject of this research was SI (System Information)-B day class who was sitting in the first semester which consisted of 24 students. The research was conducted in two cycles. The instrument for collecting the data were speaking test, observation sheet, and questionnaire sheet. Based on the analysis, students’ speaking achievement is improved in every test which are pre-test (61.7), post-test in cycle I (68.80) and post-test in cycle II (80.1). Based on the observation sheet and questionnaires, it was found that the teaching learning process ran well and the students were more active, motivated and enthusiastic. It was concluded that making video activity can improve the students’ speaking achievement.
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING SKILL IN HAVING JOB INTERVIEW USING ROLE PLAY METHOD AT STMIK ASIA MALANG Tri Wahyuni
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 2, No 2 (2017): MELT December 2017
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (353.557 KB) | DOI: 10.22303/melt.2.2.2017.144-156

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The demand of the working world requires students to master the English language orally and in writing become another challenge to improve students' ability in using English. For some years, English lecturers have found that the students' ability to speak English is still far from the average. Therefore, the researcher here is interested to conduct a classroom action research with the aim to improve the students’ ability to speak English by using role play method. Role play method is an alternative effort to improve speaking skill in which students are expected to be more active in using English with a more pleasant atmosphere. By applying this method, the students must act as a job seeker who is doing a job interview and an interviewer.
STUDENTS’ ERRORS IN USING MODALS Enni Maisaroh
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 3, No 2 (2018): MELT December 2018
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This study deals with the students’ errors in using modals of Can, May and Must. There were 25 students chosen as the sample who were asked to write compositions containing the modals. There were errors found in the writings which were categorized into 10 types according to the use of the modals. Type 1 (modal + simple infinitive to) is the dominant errors while Type 5 ( modal + pronoun) is the fewest. In all, there were 52 errors made in 192 modals used. Therefore, the percentage of the errors is 27%. This implies that the students could use the modals quite well. The second most difficult in the compositions is Must (34.92%) while according to their responses in the questionnaire the most difficult modal verb is May (48%) the causes of the errors were that the students lacked the knowledge of the uses; They seldom, practiced the use of the modals in compositions , and applied translation approach to use the modals in their writings. It is suggested that they be taught the pattern modal + simple infinitive to because this is the most common error.
DESIGNING THE SYLLABUS OF ENGLISH FOR TOURISM SUBJECT BASED ON THE INDONESIAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK Ashari P Swondo
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 1, No 2 (2016): MELT Desember 2016
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The increasing development of the tourism industry in Indonesia, especially in North Sumatera has an impact on the growing need for qualified human resources in the field of tourism. Someone who works in the field of tourism businesses is required to have competence in English to be able to communicate with guests both orally and literally in accordance with the level of qualifications. Therefore, the syllabus used in the teaching and learning of English in the field of tourism must be designed for the achievement of competence which is based on the Indonesian Qualification Framework Standard. The purposes of this paper are to present a theoretical discussion on the teaching and learning of English in the field of Tourism and the second is to provide a proposed syllabus which can be used as a reference in the implementation of the training, curriculum development and the preparation of modules in producing and developing the human resources that are competent and professional in the field of tourism.
THE EFFECT OF MISCUE ANALYSIS AND INTERACTIVE COMPENSATORY MODEL ON IMPROVING STUDENTS INFERENTIAL READING COMPREHENSION Dina Irmayanti Harahap
Journal MELT (Medium for English Language Teaching) Vol 1, No 1 (2016): MELT Juni 2016
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The objectives of this study were to investigate whether (1) Achievement in