Enhancing Students’ English Achievement through Communicative Language Teaching: An Experimental Study

Enhancing Students’ English Achievement through Communicative Language Teaching: An Experimental Study Ika Hidayanti University of Islam Malang, Indonesia E-mail address: hidayanti_ika@yahoo.com Abstract. This experimental study investigates whether or not there is significant difference in the English achievement between students who are taught by communicative language teaching and students who are taught by conventional teaching. There were eighty four social and science students who were enrolled in this study as an experimental group and control group. Bofore the treatment, pretest was given to know the students initial difference, and posttest used to measure their English achivement. The test items were made in [...]

L1 and L2 Writing Strategies in Indonesian Context

L1 and L2 Writing Strategies in Indonesian Context *Atik Umamah and **Kurniasih University of Islam Malang *atik.umamah@yahoo.com and **kurniasih_suherman@yahoo.com   ABSTRACT It is an undeniable fact that writing strategy has a very potential role in language learning both in L1 as well as L2 context to facilitate and bridge students with the complexity of accomplishing writing task. This has been confirmed by a great body of studies in EFL context which has been carried out all over the world. In L1 setting especially in Indonesia, research on strategies of learning Indonesian writing has not been a major concern and a growing [...]

Cultural Literacy: A Lesson from International Students’ Culture Shock

Cultural Literacy: A Lesson from International Students’ Culture Shock Kurniasih University of Islam Malang Abstract  Living and studying overseas create bunch of unforgettable moments to remember. Living in a new environment force people to learn, understand, and adjust its culture. The writer is interested to conduct this study due to her experience studying in a The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad-India. During her study, of course, she mingled with local students and International students. Therefore, this article attempts to this investigate the students’ attitude towards the challenge and culture shock they experienced during their study. The subjects of this study [...]

Young ESL Learners’ Knowledge of Spelling Consonant Clusters: A Case Study

Young ESL Learners’ Knowledge of Spelling Consonant Clusters: A Case Study Kurniasih University of Islam Malang   Abstract This present study examines spelling knowledge of consonant clusters of Grade II and III and their current stage of spelling development. The subjects of this study are second and third graders of Andhra MahilaSabha, LabSchool, OsmaniaUniversity, Hyderabad-India. Thirty words have been chosen for this study and were divided into five words categories, such as onset, coda, doublet, silent letters, and rhyming words. Production task was used in data collection. The study found that third graders are always better than second graders. Grade III [...]

EFL Writing Anxiety: Level, Types, and Causes

EFL Writing Anxiety: Level, Types, and Causes  Kurniasih, S.Pd., M.A Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Islamic University of Malang  kurniasih_suheman@yahoo.com  Abstract This study attempts to investigate the writing anxiety among EFL learners. To be more specific, the researcher wants to measure the EFL learners’ writing anxiety level, figure out types of writing anxiety (i.e., Cognitive Anxiety, Somatic Anxiety, Avoidance Behavior), and elaborate the causes of writing anxiety. The research subjects were 44 students who registered for Writing III in English department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Islamic University of Malang. Two different questionnaires were used to collect data; SLWAI [...]

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