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">2541-1446</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<a href="https://sinta.kemdikbud.go.id/journals/?q=j-shmic" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&nbsp;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> en-US <p>This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, search, or link to full-text articles in this journal without asking by giving appropriate credit, providing a link to the license, and indicating if changes were made. All of the remixes, transform, or build upon the material must distribute the contributions under the same license as the original.&nbsp;</p> j-smich@journal.uir.ac.id (Miranti Eka Putri) fauzuletfita@edu.uir.ac.id (Fauzul Etfita) Sun, 20 Aug 2023 08:55:55 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Developing Needs Analysis of Critical Literacy Models for Teaching EFL Reading Class https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/12831 <p><em>Critical literacy models have been integrated into learning process in the English-speaking countries such as Australia, New Zealand, America, England, and some Europian countriea. As matter of fact, the critical literacy model used particularly for teaching reading classess is rarely found, especially the model which fits with the characteristics of EFL students. This study aims to explore the needs analysis development of critical literacy model for teaching reading in EFL reading class. This research adapted the Four D model which consists of four steps; defining, designing, developing, and disseminating. The results revealed the following. First, in defining, the researcher conducted preliminary study in English Language Education Study Program in three universities in Yogyakarta which was meant to analyze the students’ problems in the real setting. Second, the researcher created the prototype of the needs analysis in accordance with the results of the preliminary study. Third, the researcher validated the needs analysis to the two experts and conducted field testing to evaluate the validity of the questionnaire. The results of the needs analysis validation process show that the questionnaire is feasible (87.5 %) to assess the students’ needs of critical literacy model. Furthermore, in order to evaluate the practicality of the questionnaire, the researcher conducted a preliminary field testing to 27 students of English Language Education Study Program in a private university in Yogyakarta. In conclusion, the results of the needs analysis become the basis to develop a critical literacy model which is used for teaching EFL reading classes.&nbsp;</em></p> Diyah Ayu Rizqiani, Syafriani Novitri Copyright (c) 2023 Diyah Ayu Rizqiani, Syafriani Novitri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/12831 Sun, 20 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Designing an English Coursebook for Senior Executive Administrative Assistants for English Department Students Based on Indonesian National Work Competency Standards (SKKNI) https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/12944 <p>Designing a comprehensive course book for English for Business is a challenging endeavor that requires a deep understanding of the unique linguistic and professional needs of learners. In the rapidly evolving landscape of international business communication, educators and instructional designers face a lot of obstacles that must be addressed in order to create a truly effective and relevant course book. This study aims to create a coursebook for an English for Business class based on SKKNI in the scheme of executive administrative assistants. The instructor must construct their own coursebook because SKKNI does not give references. Most studies, however, claimed that generating ESP content is challenging due to a lack of sources, assistance, and a national curriculum. Theoretically, this research is based on Borg and Gall's RnD steps, and just 5 steps have been chosen to conduct this research. The researchers conducted expert validation to evaluate the coursebook and administered a questionnaire to students. The coursebook was judged good (73%) by expert validators with some revisions and 79% by students with several features needing improvement in various categories such as typeface, illustration, and mistyped words.</p> Mochamad Imron Azami, Noni Mia Rahmawati Copyright (c) 2023 Mochamad Imron Azami, Noni Mia Rahmawati https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/12944 Sun, 27 Aug 2023 01:36:21 +0000 Students’ Perceptions and Attitudes towards the Utilization of Duolingo in EFL Learning https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13649 <p><em>Education sector in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century has continuously changed and relied more on technology. The evolution of the use of technology in education leads to the emergence of gamification. Duolingo is a language learning platform that provides free language courses through web and mobile apps that instills gamification aspects. The objective of this study is to investigate the students’ perceptions and attitudes towards the utilization of Duolingo in EFL learning. &nbsp;&nbsp;This descriptive study involved twenty students of a non-English education study program through purposive sampling technique. The criteria of selecting the participants were based on the participation in English Learning class and the active</em> <em>use Duolingo for English practice outside the course hours. &nbsp;&nbsp;The researchers employed a questionnaire and an interview to collect the data. The data of the questionnaire were analyzed quantitatively through simple percentage analysis of SPSS. Meanwhile, the data of the interview were analyzed qualitatively through Miles, et al. Model consisting of collection, classification, description, interpretation, and conclusion. The results revealed that the students provided positive feedbacks towards thirty statements of questionnaire and three questions of interview that representing their perceptions and attitudes towards the utilization of Duolingo in EFL learning. The students believed that learning English through Duolingo was easy, fun, engaging, and motivating. In short, the students had positive perceptions and attitudes towards the utilization of Duolingo in EFL learning.</em></p> Ira Irzawati, Agnes Felisya Unamo Copyright (c) 2023 Ira Irzawati, Agnes Felisya Unamo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13649 Thu, 31 Aug 2023 03:52:43 +0000 ESP Need Analysis of Computer and Network Engineering in Vocational High School https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13347 <p>A vocational school is an educational institution that focuses on providing students with practical skills and training for specific careers or professions. Unfortunately, the English lessons given to vocational schools still follow the same English as English in general high school which does not support their needs in their specific major resulted in gaps in English skill for vocational students. The gaps between secondary schools teaching English and vocational schools in terms of resources, curriculum, and even infrastructure. Examining the ESP of computer and network engineering in vocational high school was the aim of this study. As research tools for this study, a questionnaire about needs analysis, analysis of textbooks, and analysis of interviews were used. The findings indicated that in vocational schools, ESP teaching and learning based on the school program is needed by both students and teachers. The poor value of English language proficiency, particularly ESP in vocational schools, is due to a number of factors, including a lack of ESP for computer and network engineering starting from the content, such as textbooks, suitable school facilities, and even the competence of teachers to teach ESP.</p> Tri Nurhasanah, Eri Kurniawan Copyright (c) 2023 tri nurhasanah, eri kurniawan https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13347 Thu, 31 Aug 2023 03:54:59 +0000 The Effect of Using Think Pair Share to Improve Students’ Reading Skills https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13544 <p>Reading is an active process of getting information and understanding from printed text media. Reading is one of the most important skills in language learning. Reading has challenges for many students; most students find it difficult to understand the topic of the text. Then, students are also passive in class. So, they couldn’t answer the question properly. Therefore, the teachers are expected to use a learning model that can overcome the problems in reading. This research aims to find out the effectiveness of Think Pair Share to improve students’ reading skills. This study was conducted at tenth grade students of MA Shofa Marwah which consist of 36 students. This research was quantitative research using quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test design. The data were collected through test in the form of multiple choice test. The mean score of the students in the experimental group was 88 while the mean score of the students in the control group was 72.19. The T-Test analysis showed that Sig. (2-tailed) was 0.000 which was less than 0.05 and the T-Test was more than T-table (8.514 &gt; 2.04). The result indicated that the use of Think Pair Share was effective toward students’ reading achievement.</p> Santi Rosalia, Olyvia Revalita Candraloka Copyright (c) 2023 Santi Rosalia, Olyvia Revalita Candraloka https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13544 Thu, 31 Aug 2023 14:08:47 +0000 The Development of English Learning Video on Recount Text to Enhance Students’ Reading Comprehension Skill. https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13239 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td width="442"> <p><em>In</em> <em>this age of technology, teachers must make learning materials exciting and beneficial to students. Some apps like Canva can help teachers create various English learning materials. Based on the researcher's observations, The researcher found several problems with students reading. This study aimed to investigate the development of an English learning video on recount text to improve the reading comprehension skills of tenth-grade students of SMA 5 Pekanbaru. The researcher used a model called Research and Development. The sampled class is grade X.7, The number of students in this study is 34. From the Researcher findings there was showed an improvement from the score of the t-test. The total score of the t-test was 33.42%. Based on the p-value was 0.000 &lt; 0.05. Therefore, there was a development of applying video toward students reading comprehension of recount text at the tenth-grade students of SMA 5 Pekanbaru.</em></p> <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Syarifah Balqis Umamah aljufri, Ardiya Ardiya, Siti Niah Copyright (c) 2023 syarifah balqis umamah aljufri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/13239 Thu, 31 Aug 2023 14:12:59 +0000 Students’ Perception of Using Podcasts to Improve Listening Skills at the 3rd Semester Students of English Department at Universitas Bandar Lampung https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/11177 <p>The process of developing listening skills involves capturing the speaker's words, grasping their intended message, and encompassing the roles of both speaker and listener, along with the auditory aspect. This study aims to investigate how students perceive the use of podcasts for enhancing listening skills among 3rd semester students in the English Department of Universitas Bandar Lampung. Employing qualitative methods, the research was conducted with a participant group of 34 students from the university's English Department. Data collection encompassed surveys and interviews involving 5 students. The collected data was analyzed by merging insights from both the surveys and interviews. The findings demonstrate noticeable enhancements in students' listening skills through the integration of podcasts as a learning medium. Consequently, students' viewpoints regarding podcast utilization for improving listening skills exhibited advancements in effectiveness and distinctiveness. Students expressed appreciation for the captivating and informative nature of this learning medium.</p> Yanuar Dwi Prastyo, Ajeng Dianingsih, Siti Farhana Copyright (c) 2023 Ajeng Dianingsih, Yanuar Dwi Prastyo, Siti Farhana https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/11177 Thu, 31 Aug 2023 16:56:05 +0000 Quickly Understanding of Needs and Issues of Undergraduate University Students in Listening Comprehension: A Need Analysis to develop Assisted-Social Media Learning Material https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/14190 <p>Using social media in teaching listening requires creativity and modification in order to be suitable for learning. The aim of this research is to identify the learners' need for developing assisted-social media learning material in listening comprehension course at the Islamic University of Riau, Indonesia. The study involved undergraduate students taking listening comprehension subject who were selected through cluster random sampling. Along with the students, 5 lecturers were also involved. The instruments used in this study were questionnaire, interviews guide, and observation sheet. The questionnaire was centered on two main categories: Target need analysis and learning need analysis, drawing on the theoretical framework of Hutchinson and Waters (1987). Both analysis results revealed that the challenges faced by students while learning listening comprehension with the help of social media have a notable influence, mainly because of the discrepancy between the anticipated methods of learning and the actual internal factors that drive students to acquire effective listening skills. This situation is likely to contribute to the enhancement of their speaking abilities to meet their specific goals. As a result, meeting these goals requires additional support in terms of psychological, motivational, and material aspects. Overall, these findings provide valuable insights for designing and developing a tailor-made English learning material assisted by social media that meets the specific needs of the learners in the future particularly in listening comprehension course.</p> Syofianis Ismail, Erna Nawir Copyright (c) 2023 Syofianis Ismail, Erna Nawir https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://journal.uir.ac.id/index.php/jshmic/article/view/14190 Thu, 31 Aug 2023 17:05:11 +0000