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&nbsp;is biannual journal publishes manuscripts in printed and onlines versions in February and August.&nbsp;We accept original research, conceptual, and best practice articles related to&nbsp; the field of English language teaching and learning, educational technology in English language teaching context, applied linguistics and English literature. The journal&nbsp;is &nbsp;indexed by&nbsp;<a href="http://sinta2.ristekdikti.go.id/journals/detail?id=3632">SINTA (S4)</a>, <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&amp;user=RydkxrYAAAAJ">Google Scholar</a>, and <a href="http://garuda.ristekdikti.go.id/journal/view/14542">GARUDA</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><img src="//public/site/images/jshmicjm/Sertifikat_Akreditasi_JSHMIC_Peringkat_5_001_compress1.png" alt=""><em><strong>Accreditted by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia,&nbsp;<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 The Realization of Casual Conversation Features of EFL Learners https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4029 <p>This study was descriptive qualitative, which aimed at explaining the casual conversation features between two learners and its functions in terms of negotiation meaning, spontaneity, interpersonality, and interactivity. To obtained data, firstly, recording the conversation was done, continued by transcribing, coding, and the last was analyzing the findings. The findings showed this conversation was dominated by exchange information and idea between the speakers rather than exchanging feelings because logico-semantic appeared more dominant than interpersonal negotiation. In terms of spontaneity feature, it could be shown by the learners’ laughter during the conversation. Meanwhile, interpersonality features occurred were filled pauses, repetition, false start, and chunk. Then, interactivity features were turn-taking, back-channeling, and discourse markers. Also, those number of features and its functions implied in this casual conversation have an essential contribution. For instance, filled pauses can be used to take time to think of what is going to say. This study suggests that further research investigates how cultural and gender affect the speakers’ spoken features in monologue and dialogue speech, and also both formal and non-formal situations</p> Andi Tenry Lawangen Aspat Colle Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 1 11 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4029 Manager’s Leadership Style on Instructors’ Teaching Performance https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4416 <p>This study was aimed at finding out the leadership style used by the manager and how it corresponds to the instructors’ teaching performance. The samples were a manager and eight instructors of one of English courses selected by using purposeful sampling and maximal variation sampling as the strategy. To collect the data, questionnaires were used and an interview was conducted. The collected data were analyzed by using percentage analysis and descriptive analysis. The results of leadership style questionnaire show that the manager 76.7% believes that she applies both autocratic and democratic leadership style while the instructors 66.7% believe that their manager is a democratic. From the interview and open-ended questionnaire for instructors’ teaching performance, it can be explained that under the leadership of the manager, they have a good teaching performance.</p> Nurul Fitriyah Almunawaroh Dita Rizki Anggraini Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 12 19 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4416 Improving Student Learning Ability Through Communicative Language Learning Approach https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4468 <p>This study aims to find out how students' speaking skills are developed through the Communicative Language Teaching approach. The significance of this research is to provide information for readers, especially for Pamona people as native speakers of the language, about the tenses in the Pamona language. Researchers used the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) theory by Richard and Rodgers to develop students' speaking skills. The results of this study indicate that the objectives of this study have been achieved. The ability to speak English students successfully developed through the application of communicative language teaching approaches, through learning that triggers students to speak actively in the classroom through conversations as an exercise. In the first cycle all students attend the test. The results of the test in the first cycle were 12 students failed (33.3%) and 24 students (66.7%) passed. Achievement of the average grade of the class is also still low with a score of 65.8 grades C. Researchers then reflect on the learning process in this first cycle to be applied in the second cycle. In the second cycle, all students attend the test. The results of this test were 33 students (91.6%) successfully passed the test and 3 students (8.4%) failed. From the explanation of the results of the second cycle above, it appears that in this cycle the completeness criteria for class has been reached, in which 80% of the total number of students must achieve grades A, B or C or a value of more than 65. Students succeed in developing their English speaking skills because supported by teaching approaches that trigger students to speak and practice the functions of the language being learned.</p> Gitit I.P Wacana Ika Paramitha Lantu Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 20 32 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4468 An analysis on Learning Condition in Developing of Listening Comprehension Model by Using Social Media for English Students https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4645 <p>Learning a foreign language by using social media is getting important because it has great potential to support student-centered learning, as it is flexible, interactive, and content–rich in nature. This research was aimed to develop an English listening comprehension model by using Social Media You tube. A Research and Development methodology ADDIE was used: analyzing students’ and teachers’ needs, designing a new learning materials, Developing material, Implementing it in a group, and evaluating the existing learning materials, validating the learning materials by experts, revising learning materials, trying out the learning materials, and revising learning materials. It was found that the existing learning materials were not appropriate for the students’ characteristics and were not organized in a systematic way. Students and lecturers indicated that they appreciated enjoyable English language learning materials such as songs, stories and games using You Tube. Based on these findings a new model for developing materials was developed for English Listening Comprehension Program at the Islamic University of Riau.</p> Syofianis Ismail Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 33 42 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4645 Improving Students’ Speaking Skill by Using Guessing Game at Grade VIII A of SMP Negeri 1 Tanjung Pinang https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4476 <p><em>Students’ motivation in learning English as a Foreign language might be influenced by strategies used in the classroom. This article aims to find out to what extend guessing game improve students’ speaking skill and to find out the factors influence the students’ speaking skill. This is action research which the samples were taken from VIII A class consisted on 32 students at SMPN 1 Tanjungpinang. The instruments in this research were using test and observation.</em></p> Nirwaty Nirwaty Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 43 56 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4476 The Influences of Audio Visual Media And Vocabulary Mastery towards English Learning Achievement of EFL Students https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/3905 <p>This study was an attempt to determine the impact of interaction between teaching media and vocabulary mastery towards students’ learning achievement in colleges of education at Jambi University. This is a quasi-experimental study with nonequivalent control and experimental group design. Based on the test for normality, homogeneity, and analysis of variance to the data students’ achievement score of experiment class can be concluded that, there are significant differences of learners’ achievement between before and after treatment in experimental class using audio-visual media. Then, there are significant differences between the learners’ vocabulary mastery on their learning achievement. The result of this study showed; 1. There is a significant effect between teaching media toward learners’ achievement. Test result obtained that p-value 0,015 (&lt;0,05) 2. Vocabulary mastery gave the significant effect to the learners’ achievement. Test result obtained that p-value for vocabulary mastery is 0,000 (&lt;0,05). 3. There is no interaction influence between the teaching media and vocabulary mastery towards learners’ achievement. Test result retrieved that p-value is 0,948 (&gt;0,05).</p> Tubagus Zam Zam Al Arif Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 57 65 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).3905 Students’ Perception of Autonomous Learning Activities https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4599 <p>Autonomous learning activity is an approach and process in which individual take responsibility for their learning. The method of this research is quantitative, sample took in Senior High School 1 Ma. Jambi. This study is aimed to investigate the students’ perception of their autonomous learning activities. The results of this study show that, in general, students’ learning autonomy is still in the medium level, but in details, in some particular aspects, it is at the low level. Significances arising from this study are: knowing students’ perception of their learning autonomy is able to assist EFL teachers, material and curriculum developers, and administrators to construct supporting programs and materials to foster students’ learning autonomy. Besides, by conducting such research, it can significantly contribute the ideas of how learning autonomy in EFL context is encouraged. English as a foreign language in Indonesia and its magnitude in this globalization era urgently needs to have more exposure in term of opportunities in autonomous activities, so that students’ awareness of their learning responsibility is achieved.</p> Firman Khaidir Friscilla Wulan Tersta Rengki Afria Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 66 76 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4599 YouTube Channel: An Alternative Social Media to Enhance EFL Students’ Speaking Skill https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4141 <p>The aim of this study is to know wether there is or not significant effect of using YouTube channel to students’ speaking skill. The use of YouTube channel can make easier for students to receive lessons, motivate students in learning, so what is the purpose of education can be achieved well. YouTube encourages positive learning attitude if it is incorporated in classroom teaching to supplement language learning especially speaking. The design of this study is experimental research that was conducted at English language study program of Universitas Islam Riau. The sample consist of 48 students from the first semester. After applying YouTube channel in learning, the results of the study showed a significant improvement. Based on the data of SPSS, the value of sig. (2-tailed) was 0,000 which is not greater than the probability value of 0.05. (0.000 &lt; 0.05). It can be concluded that Ho is rejected and H1 is accepted, means that there is significant effect of using YouTube channel towards students’ speaking skill.</p> Muhammad Ilyas Miranti Eka Putri Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 77 87 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4141 Using Mind Mapping Strategy to Improve 8th Graders’ Abilities to Summarize and Retell Stories https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4166 <p>This research aimed at investigating whether or not there were significant differences in summarizing and retelling achievements between the eighth graders who were exposed with Mind Mapping strategy and those who were not. The population was the eighth graders of one of the Junior High Schools in Palembang. Sixty students were taken as the sample and were put into control and experimental groups. Both control and experimental groups were given pre and post tests, but only the experimental group was given the exposure of Mind Mapping strategy. To collect the data, writing and speaking tests were given and then analyzed by using paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. The results showed that there were significant improvements in the students’ summarizing and retelling achievements in the experimental group after the treatment given. There were also significant improvements in summarizing and retelling achievements between the experimental and control groups.</p> Carbiriena Solusia Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 88 101 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4166 Sentence Composition: Language Map of Beginner Writers https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/4173 <p><em>This research was initiated to study the pattern of sentences written by students who were considered as beginner in their writing work. The further aim upon the study was to see what majority of the group approaches in developing their sentences in regards of their linguistic process as well as their idea organization. In respond to its initial drives, this study was approached in qualitative manner. There were 30 papers were examined and analyzed to synthesize the working approaches by the writers at common system and the attention was brought the individual sentence character and ideas organization throughout sentences and paragraphs. The findings suggest that the sentences were relatively good on language part but once the writing topics require their opinion and existing information, it started to decrease its quality. In such of writing, overgeneralized ideas and illogical structures are common. Therefore, since the writers were beginners, this research suggests supporting system that help the writers cope with their language barriers through introducing language on more complex language forms and together with practices. In addition to this, to support writers as the task environment increases reading materials are essential to help them build a more thoughtful writing piece. </em></p> Shalawati Shalawati Sitti Hadijah Copyright (c) 2020 J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic 2020-02-29 2020-02-29 7 1 102 113 10.25299/jshmic.2020.vol7(1).4173