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They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.</p> risdiantofaizal@gmail.com (Faizal Risdianto) risdiantofaizal@gmail.com (Faizal Risdianto) Fri, 16 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.11 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Probing Socio-Pragmatic Skills of L2 Learners of Indonesian on Japanese Politeness https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/868 <p>This study explores how learners of Japanese as a foreign language in Indonesia comprehend and use Japanese politeness. Many linguists mentioned that socio-pragmatic skills can be developed in a classroom. &nbsp;This skill is essential for L2 learners to master communication in L2, such as how to build and express turn-taking, eye contact and give attention to the interlocutors. Therefore, this study aims to prove whether Indonesian learners of Japanese could use appropriate socio-pragmatic skills, focusing on Japanese politeness in a conversation setting. The subjects are 120 students from two universities whose level of Japanese skills is on the A2-B1 CERF level. We use the role-play method and set a one-on-one conversation/interview setting. Our findings demonstrate that most Indonesian students had difficulty comprehending the concept of ‘Tachiba’, meaning the place where one stands in a Japanese conversation. Most student participants could not yet grasp the social and interaction level. However, in some cases, Japanese politeness in context meaning is found.</p> Rina Supriatnaningsih, Lisda Nurjaleka, Silvia Nurhayati, Damai Yani, Yulia Windarti Copyright (c) 2024 Rina Supriatnaningsih, Lisda Nurjaleka, Silvia Nurhayati, Damai Yani, Yulia Windarti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/868 Mon, 18 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Indonesian Suburban Area EFL Teachers' Perspectives on Translanguaging https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/771 <p>Bilinguals and multilingual people use translanguaging, which is the technique of using different linguistic components or forms of independent languages to improve communication. When incorporated into teaching methods, translanguaging strategies enable educators to bridge linguistic gaps and support the learning of a foreign language. Despite the perceived advantages of translanguaging, variations in teachers' perceptions create ideological barriers, hindering students from fully embracing translanguaging. This study intends to investigate the perspectives of Indonesian teachers teaching in suburban areas on translanguaging in English language instruction in order to obtain a deeper knowledge of this subject. This study used semi-structured interviews using a qualitative research design to go deep into teachers’ insights on the topic. The result of the study shows that the participants had a generally positive perception on translanguaging and used a variety of translanguaging strategies in their teaching methods, such as the use of contextual cues, cooperation, student-centered approaches, and bidirectional translation. The result of this study also shows participants’ perspective on a crucial need to include translanguaging to support low proficiency level EFL students in their classrooms. In addition, the finding reveals teachers’ perspectives on ramifications of translanguaging when it is used in EFL classes. The findings can be valuable for education stakeholders, particularly in suburban areas, guiding design of lessons with translanguaging practices that cater to learners’ needs in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms.</p> Yupika Maryansyah, Syafryadin Syafryadin, Badeni Badeni, Eva Heli yenti Copyright (c) 2024 Yupika Maryansyah, Syafryadin Syafryadin, Badeni Badeni, Eva Heli yenti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/771 Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 International Posture and Intercultural Awareness: A Survey Study of Indonesian L2 Learners of English https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/781 <p>This study intended to investigate International Posture and Intercultural Awareness of Indonesian L2 learners of English who studied at English Language departments. It also sought to investigate the extent to which learners' International Posture influenced their Intercultural Awareness. It was conducted to fill the gap in the literature on the scarcity of studies on International Posture and Intercultural Awareness in Indonesia despite the likelihood of communication prospects in English with international people. To this end, it involved 73 participants studying in English Language Education departments at two universities in Java, Indonesia, in a survey. Through descriptive statistics on SPSS, the study found a quite high level of Intergroup Approach-Avoidance Tendencies (IAAT), the first dimension of International Posture. It also found a moderate-high level of Interest in International Vocation and Activities (IIVA), the second dimension of International Posture. Furthermore, the participants’ awareness of their own cultures and those of others was generally high though some of the participants' awareness of specific aspects of other cultures was reported to be low. Using multiple regression, the study found that generally, the participants’ International Posture significantly influenced their Intercultural Awareness, accounting for 22.3% of the total variance in Intercultural Awareness. However, from the beta coefficient analysis, it was found that only the participants’ IAAT significantly influenced their Intercultural Awareness in a positive direction. Their IIVA did not significantly influence it. The findings highlighted the need to nurture second/foreign language (L2) learners’ International Posture and conduct further investigation on the possible impacts of learners’ International Posture on learners’ ICC in general.</p> Adaninggar Septi Subekti, Erna Andriyanti, Basikin Basikin Copyright (c) 2024 Adaninggar Septi Subekti, Erna Andriyanti, Basikin Basikin https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/781 Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 English Language Attrition Levels and Language Maintenance Efforts among Indonesian Non-English Department Students https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/853 <p><em>In the EFL context, the primary linguistic environment for learners is a formal classroom in which they receive input, feedback, and opportunities to practice with teachers and other learners. However, as learners graduate from schools, they might no longer have access to such an environment and thus be deprived of the main intake to support acquisition and retention, which makes them susceptible to language attrition. This study </em><em>aims to </em><em>explore the levels of attrition experienced by 165 multilingual non-English department students 30 months after graduating from their secondary schools, the possible factors associated with attrition, and the predictive power of </em><em>some</em> <em>language maintenance efforts (LMEs) on </em><em>English </em><em>attrition. The participants took standardized English tests, that is, Test 1 and Test 2 administered within a 24-month interval and responded to a questionnaire about LMEs. A paired t-test was used to establish a link between attrition level and the identified factors. A multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to determine the predictive power of LMEs for attrition. The results show that learners with different proficiency levels experience different levels of attrition. Factors like attitude and motivation showed different degrees of correlation with attrition. A negative correlation was found in the three dimensions of LMEs: entertainment, literacy activity, and academic activity. Contrary to popular literature on first- and second-language attrition, the dimension of social interaction has a very low predictive power for foreign-language attrition.</em></p> Yunita Uswatun Khasanah, Utami Widiati, Sintha Tresnadewi, Anik Nunuk Wulyani Copyright (c) 2024 Utami Widiati, Yunita Uswatun Khasanah, Sintha Tresnadewi, Anik Nunuk Wulyani https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/853 Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Unveiling the Lecturers’ and Students' Needs in English for Public Administration Program: Essential Vocabulary Topics, Instructional Methods, and Learning Challenges https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/1632 <p>The lack of attention given in scholarly research to the particular requirements of Public Administration has resulted in a knowledge deficit to suit students' interests in this discipline. Prior research has predominantly examined the quantitative dimensions of vocabulary acquisition while neglecting to adequately consider the qualitative aspects, including comprehension and language use, in a contextually appropriate manner. This study aims to fill in these knowledge deficits by investigating vocabulary themes or topics related to Public Administration, evaluating existing instructional approaches and challenges, and suggesting enhancements to bolster students' English language proficiency in Public Administration. The study employs a qualitative methodology, including an open-ended questionnaire and in-depth interviews with four lecturers and 100 first-year students from three universities in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The findings revealed that the English for Public Administration curriculum requires a diverse vocabulary of topics from administration, management, and governance to more nuanced areas such as economics, finance, taxation, social and ethics, technology and digitalization, leadership, and regulation and law. Various teaching and assessment strategies regarding instructional methods, including interactive and collaborative methods, technology integration, and contextual learning, suggest the importance of engaging students with diverse and practically relevant content to prepare them for the multifarious nature of public sector roles. Students, however, found some challenges in the complexity of the Public Administration vocabulary, highlighting the need for tailoring educational strategies, such as project-based learning and vocabulary reinforcement techniques, to overcome these obstacles. The study's findings have substantial implications for policymakers, curriculum developers, and lecturers specializing in public administration education.</p> Misnawati Misnawati, Haryanto Atmowardoyo, Iskandar Sulaiman, Yusriadi Yusriadi, Abdul Rahman Copyright (c) 2024 Misnawati https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/1632 Thu, 02 May 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Attitude and Political Ideology of 2024 Indonesian Presidential Candidates Reported in Jakartapost.com https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/1686 <p class="IIABSTRAK">This research examines the evaluation of attitudes in 5 articles from Jakartapost.com regarding the electoral debate of presidential candidates. As a mass media outlet targeting readers both domestically and internationally, Jakartapost.com is required to maintain neutrality in reporting on presidential debates. Therefore, the research aims to understand the attitudes and political ideology of 2024 Indonesian presidential candidates reported by Jakartapost.com. The news was analyzed using the appraisal system proposed by Martin and White (2005), categorizing attitudes into affect, judgment, and appreciation. This research utilized qualitative methods with embedded case study and Spradley’s analysis to identify cultural patterns and themes within the data. The results showed that attitudes consisted of 39.7% negative and 24.6% positive judgments, 16.4% negative and 8.2% positive appreciations, and 9.6% negative and 1.4% positive affects. The appraisal system can identify political ideologies of the three presidential candidates. Anis Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo express conflicting attitudes towards the current government, indicating their role as opposition and socialist populism, while Prabowo Subianto aligns himself with the current government known as technocratic populism. Journalists tend to assess Prabowo more positively compared to other candidates, suggesting a bias towards supporting him in the 2024 election.</p> Yopi Thahara, Ahmad Yusuf Firdaus, Firqo Amelia, Sufil Lailiyah, Nine Febrie Novitasari, Dwi Taurina Mila, Rahajeng Hauwwa Khissoga Copyright (c) 2024 Yopi Thahara, Ahmad Yusuf Firdaus, Firqo Amelia, Sufil Lailiyah, Nine Febrie Novitasari, Dwi Taurina Mila, and Rahajeng Hauwwa Khissoga https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/1686 Thu, 06 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A Qualitative Analysis of WhatsApp Integration on Speaking Vocabulary Development https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/994 <p>The use of mobile devices is common in the development of language learning, and it has remarkable effects on fostering language instruction. The present study is a qualitative attempt to determine the learners’ attitudes on integrating m-learning in developing the vocabulary of speaking performance. The study used a qualitative research method to attain the data. 25 EFL learners were the participants of the study. Semi-Structured interviews were used to gather the learners’ responses. The findings suggest that learners endorsed the m-learning app to develop vocabulary learning for speaking performance. More specifically, the analysis of the data exhibited that the use of WhatsApp deemed usleful in the retention of vocabualry for spoken proficiency.</p> Raja Muhammad Ishtiaq Khan, Alaa Alahmadi, Noor Raha Mohd Radzuan , Muhammad Shahbaz Copyright (c) 2024 Dr. Raja Muhammad Ishtiaq Khan, Alaa Alahmadi, Noor Raha Mohd Radzuan , Muhammad Shahbaz https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/994 Thu, 06 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A Corpus-Based Lexical Coverage of Coursebooks in Nigeria: A Case Study https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/836 <p>Since vocabulary is one of the most important components of reading comprehension, the relationship between the two has been studied in great detail. The significance of this relationship lies in the fact that learners' vocabulary size and the degree of coverage of the word families of the intended content are closely correlated with their ability to understand the context and the text. This study examined the lexical coverage of a corpus of 6,802,300 words from the first-year course books of the National Open University of Nigeria. With Anthony's AntWordProfiler software, we analyzed the lexical coverage of the corpus using the Lexical Frequency Profiling approach. The current study used Nation's (2012) BNC/COCA to determine the necessary vocabulary size for course book comprehension. The corpus study revealed that in order to reach 95% and 98% of the entire course book corpus, respectively, 5000 and 11000 word-families were required. However, vocabulary size needed for comprehension of each disciplinary field varied greatly, with the hard sciences having a significantly higher lexical demand as compared to the other fields. This means that students need a larger vocabulary to interact with and understand the course books, especially in the hard sciences. It therefore recommended that materials writers and instructors consider the specific disciplinary vocabulary needs in course books. Similarly, due to disciplinary differences, more specific instructions and glossaries are needed for first-year university students to have a better understanding of course books, especially hard science course books. The study demonstrated the significance of corpus-based approaches in the analysis of language learning materials. Overall, the study underlined the importance of sufficient vocabulary for reading comprehension.</p> Hamisu Hamisu Haruna, Azza Jauhar Ahmad Tajuddin, Ibrahim Bashir Copyright (c) 2024 Hamisu Hamisu Haruna, Azza Jauhar Ahmad Tajuddin, Ibrahim Bashir https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/836 Thu, 06 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Unraveling Gender-related differences in Compliment exchanges: the case of Hijazi Speakers https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/653 <p>This study examined the socio-pragmatic aspects of complimenting behavior among Hijazi speakers of Al Taif City, Saudi Arabia. &nbsp;The study explored the effect of gender on complimenting behavior, in an attempt to foster the shortage of literature addressing issues related to complimenting behavior in Arabic societies, particularly Hijazi case. Trained investigators collected the naturally accruing data through spontaneous compliments and compliment responses via ethnographic fieldwork. Unlike similar previous studies, Hijazi men and women were found to offer nearly a similar number of compliments regardless of gender. However, a probable difference in the syntactic patterns of each gender was reported where males surpassed females in their use of implicit compliments lacking positive semantic carriers. Regardless of gender, the interlocutors were more inclined to agree with the compliments than disagree, and acceptance was the most opted-for agreement response strategy. The rapidly growing Western influence seemed to have an influence on complimenting behavior. The findings of this study were likely to fill a certain gap in the documentation of complimenting behavior among Saudi men and women, a society that has shown indications of being somewhat less conservative than before. This study can be extended to other cultures and replicated with inclusion of other sociocultural factors such as age and relationship.</p> Raya Saad Alosaimi, Dr. Aied Mutlaq Alenizi Copyright (c) 2024 Raya Saad Alosaimi, Dr.Aied Mutlaq Alenizi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/653 Thu, 06 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 CALL Design Processes in the Indonesian and Australian Universities: Practical Advice on Co-Design Capabilities in the Post-digital Futures https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/1702 <p>This paper discusses the authors’ personal reflective notes in designing Computer Assisted-Language Learning (CALL) task design for English language teaching for the students in both Indonesian and Australian universities. The multiple case study was employed to see the different TPACK competence, and also social, economic, and geographical backgrounds of both universities. The authors brought together their teacher design practices at the classroom level and their roles in a team design aimed to analyse the design processes using two fields of study perspectives: Learning Design and CALL. Therefore, the classroom observation and reflection teaching journal were used as data to answer a specific case of CALL task design which focused on viewing the CALL task and learning design of English language university teachers, a model drawn on the field of Learning Design, developed by Mustikasari et al. (2022). The cross-case analysis of both universities found out that the University Culture of Leadership Commitment and students’ partner were suggested to escalate the English learning quality and value in post digital world.</p> Dewi Wahyu Mustikasari, Lyla Anggerwina Kusuma Copyright (c) 2024 Dewi Wahyu Mustikasari, Lyla Anggerwina Kusuma https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://ejournal.uinsalatiga.ac.id/index.php/register/article/view/1702 Thu, 13 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000