J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic <p style="text-align: justify;">J-SHMIC: Journal of English for Academic (pISSN&nbsp; =&nbsp;<a href="http://issn.pdii.lipi.go.id/issn.cgi?daftar&amp;1402909829&amp;1&amp;&amp;2014">2356-2404</a>&nbsp;and eISSN&nbsp; =&nbsp;<a href="http://issn.pdii.lipi.go.id/issn.cgi?daftar&amp;1474280614&amp;1&amp;&amp;2016">2641-1446</a>&nbsp;) is a biannual journal that publishes original research, conceptual, and best practice articles in applied linguistics. It is published by Universitas Islam Riau (UIR) Press in&nbsp;<strong>February</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>August</strong>. This journal is indexed in&nbsp;<a href="https://sinta.ristekbrin.go.id/journals/detail?id=3632">SINTA (S4)</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://scholar.google.co.id/citations?user=RydkxrYAAAAJ&amp;hl=en">Google Scholar</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://garuda.ristekbrin.go.id/journal/view/14542">GARUDA</a>. All submitted manuscripts will be initially reviewed by editors and are then evaluated by&nbsp;<strong>two Reviewers</strong>&nbsp;through the&nbsp;<strong>double-blind review&nbsp;</strong>process.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="//public/site/images/jshmicjm/Sertifikat_Akreditasi_JSHMIC_Peringkat_5_001_compress1.png" alt=""><em><strong>Accredited by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, <a title="Sertifikat Akreditasi" href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y5IgHJVbu4-dcXdqeKPJhVHpVCLIzKg6/view?usp=sharing">No.36/E/KPT/2019</a>, 13 December 2019.</strong></em></p> UIR Press en-US J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2356-2404 An Analysis of Indonesian-Eglish Code Mixing Used in Social Media (TWITTER) https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/9036 <p><em>This study entitled An Analysis of Indonesian-English Code Mixing on Social Media was examined by the researcher (Twitter). The goal of this study is to determine the form and function of Indonesian-English code-mixing on Twitter. A descriptive qualitative method was used to perform this study. The data for this study employed the tweets of influential people on Twitter. The instrument utilized by this researcher was documentation. This study was carried out entirely online, primarily on Twitter. The influencers' tweets were screenshotted by the researcher. The data was then categorized as code-mixing by the researcher. The findings showed that there are six forms of code-mixing in Twitter, such as code-mixing of Word 53 data, code-mixing of Phrase 20 data, code-mixing of Hybrid 8 data, code-mixing of Word Reduplication 1 data, code-mixing of Idiom 7 data, code-mixing of Clause 25 data. The researcher found some relevant purposes of code-mixing in Twitter. They are need feeling motive, be more informative, make jokes, expressing their emotions.</em></p> Cindy Nabila Andi Idayani Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 1 12 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).9036 Analysing the Speaking and Writing Competence of an Indonesian Student in the USA: A Case Study https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/6633 <p>This case study is aimed to examine the communicative competence of an Indonesian student who is studying in one of the United States Universities. The evaluation of the communicative competence, such as speaking and writing, was based on the theory of Communicative Competence (CC) proposed by Celce-Murcia (2008). The spoken and written data given were from the IELTS test format.&nbsp; The spoken data was collected by face-to-face interview through the Skype application, while the written data was collected by sending the participant two models of the IELTS writing test, Academic and General Training model tests, through email. These data were analysed by transcribing the interview and written word-processed. It was found that the participant demonstrated strengths as well as limitation in communicative competence. It is suggested for the participant to take the opportunity to communicate with the native speakers as much as possible while he is staying in the United States.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Keywords: Communicative Competence (CC), Speaking, Writing</em></p> Delvia Roza Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-14 2022-02-14 9 1 13 27 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).6633 Exploring University Students’ Willingness to Communicate and Unwillingness to Communicate in EFL https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/8743 <p><em>This research investigates the contributive factors influencing students’ willingness to communicate (WTC) dan unwillingness to communicate (Un-WTC) in English as a foreign language in higher education in Indonesia. 10 first-year students which came from several non-English departments participated in the study and they represented the WTC and Un-WTC groups. Semi-structured observations and interviews were used to collect the data. The result reveals that there were two main factors contributing to their WTC and Un-WTC, namely individual dan external factors. The ideal L2 self, confidence, anxiety, and perceived communicative competence are among the individual factors, while teacher’s personality, types of activities and topics, classroom atmosphere subsumes to the external factors. These factors are interconnected and affect students’ WTC and Un-WTC in the classroom.</em></p> Fitri Susanti Ilyas Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 28 41 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).8743 Students’ Perceptions of Learning Platform: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Quipper School https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/9038 <p>Quipper School is an online learning platform which consists of two portals, namely Learn for students and Link for teachers This research aimed to investigates the students‟ perception on the advantages and disadvantages of Quipper School platform in learning English. This research was conducted at SMAN 3 Mandau, and the sample was 52 students of the eleventh grade. This research used quantitative research, and the instrument is questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of 20 questions, divided into 10 questions of the advantages and 10 questions of the disadvantages. The results of this study were processed quantitatively using the Likert scale formula. The finding revealed the index advantages of 1st statement to the 10th statement were about between 60%-75%. The result indicates that students completely agree with the 10 questions of the advantages of Quipper School‟s. Equally important, the researcher also found that the students were dominant disagree with the 9 questions and were agree of 1 question of disadvantages of Quipper School‟s with the index 52%-61%. In conclusion, the students of SMAN 3 Mandau dominant disagree with the disadvantages of Quipper School and they assumed that Quipper School is an online learning platform that suitable for teachers and students in the learning process, especially in learning English.</p> Izen Diva Fauzul Etfita Sri Wahyuni Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 42 50 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).9038 Investigating Students’ Listening Skill Using Liveworksheet As An Outline Teaching Platform https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/8611 <p>ABSTRACT<br>The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education, so we need suitable media, especially for listening skills; one of the right platforms is liveworksheets. Liveworksheet provides many convenient features and a creative, innovative, and interactive platform in which there is an added interest for online learning to activities that show their listening skills ability. This study aimed to determine the students' listening skill ability and perspectives through liveworksheet platform. This study uses a quantitative method, and uses questionnaires also test survey instruments. The participants of this study were 52 students grade 2 at Ban KaengSriphum Junior High School, Loei, Thailand. The results showed that from the pre-test and post-test, liveworksheet can help student to their listening skill ability. Then, 50.9% of students strongly agree that listening lessons are essential, 43.4% strongly agree that the liveworksheet is an effective platform, 44.2% strongly agree that the platform needs to be maintained, 43.4 % strongly agree that liveworksheets are the expected media, and 39.6% of students strongly agree that liveworksheets are easy to reach media for listening skills. From these results, it can be said that liveworksheets platform can help students in listening skills ability.<br>Keywords: Students Perspective, Liveworksheet, Listening Skill Ability</p> Nurul Hidayah Slamet Asari Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 51 59 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).8611 The Correlation between Morphological Awareness and Vocabulary Mastery of The Fifth Semester Students of English Department of FKIP Universitas Riau https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/8617 <p><em>This research changed into meant to discover the. Correlation. between morphological. awareness. and. vocabulary., mastery. of the 5<sup>th</sup> &nbsp;semester. &nbsp;Students. of English, Department. of FKIP Universitas Riau. In this research, the research design was correlational design. Correlational is &nbsp;&nbsp;the types in. quantitative approach and the research, population was the, fifth semester. Students. of .English .Department of FKIP Universitas Riau. There are 39 students.from the 5th semester of English Department of FKIP Universitas Riau were selected and the sample was taken by using cluster random, sampling. The research instruments, of this study were morphological awareness test and vocabulary level, test. The data showed that 59.84 of frequency distribution mean score of morphological awareness were moderate level and 71.61 of frequency distribution mean score of vocabulary mastery were high vocabulary level. Additionally, the correlation coefficient was 0.601, which was on a scale from 0.00 - 1.00. The findings of this study indicated a positive, correlation between, two variables. According to this result, the correlation, between students' morphological, awareness and, their, vocabulary, mastery was classified as strong correlation. To facilitate students' understanding of the correlation, between, morphological awareness and vocabulary mastery, this, research would analyze the correlation between the two.</em></p> Nyayu Muharomah Arviyolla Syofia Delfi Dahnilsyah Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 60 72 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).8617 A Study of Perception of the Importance of English Language Skills among Indonesian Hotel Employees https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/8972 <p>Conducting classes for English as a Specific Purpose such as in hospitality and tourism requires thorough needs analysis that serves the needs all stakeholders. However, most studies investigate the perceptions of students of hospitality or tourism major, while the perceptions of hotel employees are rarely investigated. This study is aimed at investigating Indonesian hotel employees (n = 77) perceptions towards various aspects of English skills. No statistical differences were found on the 15-item questionnaire responses based on gender, current job level, hotel stars, and current job departments. However, the results showed that listening and speaking skills are perceived as the most important, while spoken grammar is considered as the least important.</p> Stefanus Prima Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 73 86 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).8972 Students’ Learning Engagement in an Online Academic Listening and Speaking Class https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/8536 <p class="Abstract" style="text-align: justify; text-indent: 0cm; margin: 12.0pt 0cm .0001pt 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;" lang="EN-GB">The sudden shift of learning from traditional to online learning is worth noting once again. Students' learning engagement has always been a complicated thing to research but is worth mentioning and important for the educational department, especially in EFL countries. Students' learning engagement in online learning itself is an indicator in which students have in learning to achieve their goals. Empirically, there have been various studies of learning English listening and speaking and/or student engagement, however inadequate investigative attempts have concentrated on student engagement in academic listening and speaking skills, notably in the Indonesian higher education context and also in online learning. For this reason, the current study strives to delineate how students engage in the online learning of the Academic Listening and Speaking course. Besides, it also focuses on the factors affecting students' engagement in such an online course. With using thematic analysis, this qualitative study concluded that the students do engage in this online course as (1) cognitively engaged by understanding teaching materials and activities in the online ALS course, (2) emotionally engaged by enjoying classroom learning activities, and (3) behaviourally engaged by participating in a discussion, developing problem-solving skills, and applying online learning norms in the classroom. In addition, there are factors affecting students' engagement, including (1) social engagement of student and teacher rapport, (2) collaborative engagement of peer support, and (3) learning passions for Academic Listening and Speaking course.</span></p> Vindi Novita Fuad Abdullah Dewi Rosmala Dea Silvani Arini Nurul Hidayati Copyright (c) 2022 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2022-02-27 2022-02-27 9 1 87 102 10.25299/jshmic.2022.vol9(1).8536