EBONY: Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony <div style="border: 3px #B08E00 Dashed; padding: 10px; background-color: #ffe300; text-align: left;"> <ol> <li><strong>Journal Title</strong>: <a href="https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/homepage-about" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Journal of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature</a><br /><strong>Initials</strong>: EBONY</li> <li><strong>Frequency</strong>: January and July </li> <li><strong>ISSN (Print):</strong> <a href="https://issn.brin.go.id/terbit/detail/20210606311250651" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2797-4537</a></li> <li><strong>ISSN (Online):</strong> <a href="https://issn.brin.go.id/terbit/detail/20211219261732622" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2809-4980</a> </li> <li><strong>Language: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language" target="_blank" rel="noopener">English</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Editor in Chief</strong>: <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=id&amp;user=gVBtmOUAAAAJ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Iwan Fauzi, MA</a></li> <li><strong>DOI</strong>: <span class="id"><a href="#bottom">10.37304/ebony</a></span></li> <li><strong>Publisher</strong>: The Study Program of English Education of Palangka Raya University </li> <li><a href="https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Other Journals</strong></a></li> </ol> </div> <p>The <strong><em>Ebony</em></strong> <strong><em>Journal</em></strong> is a scholarly journal in English that is expected to be a gateway for research publications in the fields of English Language teaching, linguistics, and literature. <strong><em>Ebony</em></strong> is the name of a tree with philosophical characteristics of strong, leafy, green and sustainable with its trunk which can shade anything under it. These characteristics with three leaves are what to be taken to unify the variety of research resulted from English language pedagogy, linguistics, and literature under the auspices of <strong><em>Ebony</em></strong>. Hence, teachers, lecturers, researchers in fields of teaching English, linguistics, and literature can unite themselves under <strong><em>Ebony</em></strong> to publish their research and non-research articles in one scholarly framework community.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>Ebony</em> </strong>is an open access of English language journal published biannually in <strong>January</strong> and <strong>July </strong>by English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Palangka Raya University. <em><strong>Ebony</strong></em> only receives manuscripts in <strong>English language</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>EBONY has been indexed &amp; abstracted in:</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><a href="https://garuda.kemdikbud.go.id/journal/view/24817">GARUDA</a> | <a href="https://search.crossref.org/?q=+2797-4537&amp;from_ui=yes">CrossRef DOI</a> | <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=id&amp;user=7dvxFbUAAAAJ">Google Scholar</a> | <a href="https://www.base-search.net/Search/Results?lookfor=ebony+journal&amp;name=&amp;oaboost=1&amp;newsearch=1&amp;refid=dcbasen">BASE</a></strong></p> en-US i_fauzi@edu.upr.ac.id (Iwan Fauzi (Editor-in-Chief)) muhammadsubhanfikri@gmail.com (M. Subhan Fikri (Managing editor)) Sun, 14 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Students’ Perception of Game-Based Learning Using Kahoot! In Learning English https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12442 <p>This study aims to evaluate students' perceptions of the use of Kahoot! application in English learning and its impact on students' learning motivation in terms of its effectiveness and competitiveness,. This study used observation, questionnaire, and interview methods with 23 students in class XI Language of SMAN 1 Palangka Raya. The results showed that most students agreed that Kahoot! is an effective tool for English learning in class. Kahoot! increased their learning motivation through the Game-Based Learning (GBL) method, including competitive feeling, interactive learning, visual experience, fun learning, and customization. The results of this study show that Kahoot! is an effective learning tool to increase students' motivation in English learning. In addition, the use of Kahoot! can improve students' mood and help them understand the material more quickly also students feel more creative and enjoy learning due to the interactive and fun nature of the platform. The implication of this study is that students respond more positively to interactive, visual and fun learning media such as Kahoot! Teachers can consider using Kahoot! routinely in learning to improve students' motivation and learning outcomes. With this, Kahoot! is expected to be the learning tool whose influence has been sought.</p> Fitria Gita Rahmadani, Tampung N Saman, Bahing Copyright (c) 2024 Fitria Gita Rahmadani, Tampung N Saman, Bahing https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12442 Thu, 25 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A New Paradigm of Language Teaching Methods in ESP Instruction https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12408 <p>The implementation of the Merdeka curriculum, in language teaching requires a specific method that accommodates the curriculum goal. This writing tries to describe the implementation of some language teaching methods used in the Merdeka Curriculum at a higher level of education in English for specific purposes (ESP) context. This article also give recommendation for lecturers to engage Case Based Learning (CBL), Project Based Learning (PBL), Technology Based Learning (TBL) as language teaching methods in ESP instruction considering their advantages to attain Merdeka curriculum goals.</p> Dewi Surani, Rini Dwi Septiyani Copyright (c) 2024 Dewi Surani, Rini Dwi Septiyani https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12408 Thu, 25 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Use of English Outside the Classroom by Students of the English Education Study Program https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12394 <p>English is a widely used language in various countries. The purpose of this study is to determine whether students use English beyond the classroom and to identify reasons for not doing so, with a focus on speaking. The study utilizes a quantitative research method, involving descriptive statistical data analysis, with students from the English 2023 program as subjects. Data was collected through a Likert scale with 10 statements and reasons for not using English outside the classroom. Results indicate that 71 students used English outside of class, with lack of participation being the primary reason for those who did not. It is important for students to use English beyond the classroom to improve their speaking skills and vocabulary.</p> Libertina Lase Copyright (c) 2024 Libertina Lase https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12394 Mon, 29 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Student-teachers’ Emotion Regulation in Speaking https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12299 <p>Several scholars in education have asserted that emotions play a significant role in motivation to learn. On the side of self-regulated learning theory, it is believed that a learner would succeed more if he owned fully constructed self-regulation in learning. This research aims to describe the student-teachers’ academic emotions, specifically in speaking, and later to elaborate on their tendency to regulate it. The researcher applied mixed methods in this study. The data was obtained through questionnaires and in-depth interviews. Supporting theory used to gain the description of the student-teacher state of academic emotion is the theory proposed by Pekrun et al. (2002). The result showed that the student-teachers tend to perceive negative emotions about their ability to speak. However, they managed to use a cognitive reappraisal strategy to modify their academic emotion in both stages of preparation and mastering speaking. Meanwhile, they tend to use expressive suppression to manage their academic emotion in performing speaking. Moreover, the implications and implementation of emotion regulation in the East Nusa Tenggara context as a part of the researcher’s reflection are also discussed.</p> Aloysia Berlindis Lasar Copyright (c) 2024 Aloysia Berlindis Lasar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12299 Thu, 25 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Reviewing Teacher Effectiveness in Improving Student Learning https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12295 <p>This research is dealing with the review of teacher effectiveness in improving student learning. A qualitative research method by using technique of library research was applied in analyzing the data in this research. There are four aspects of teacher effectiveness reviewed by the researchers: firstly, the nature of teacher’s effectiveness; secondly, teacher effectiveness based on the teacher’s performance; thirdly, teacher effectiveness based on the student’s achievement; and fourthly, benefits of teacher effectiveness for improving student learning. The results from four aspects which are reviewed give a comprehensive definition of effective teachers and specific method on how to evaluate teacher effectiveness based on teacher performance such as supervisors’ rating, students’ evaluation of teachers, peer-reviewed assessment, and self-evaluation. In addition, the review also evaluated teacher effectiveness based on student’s achievement in which value-added models were exemplified to the measurement of the effectiveness. Last, beyond teachers’ contribution to student achievement; this library research also includes how effective teachers impact student learning which obviously contribute to important outcomes for students as benefits for learning improvement.</p> Iwan Fauzi, Andrian Nuriza Johan Copyright (c) 2024 Iwan Fauzi, Andrian Nuriza Johan https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/12295 Thu, 25 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Effect of "Learn English" Podcast on Students' Listening Skill of Biography Text at Eleventh Grade of SMKS YPSEI Palangka Raya https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/10988 <p>This research was conducted to find out the effect of “Learn English” podcast on students’ listening skill of biography text at the eleventh grade of SMKS YPSEI Palangka Raya. “Learn English” podcast is an application provided by the British Council and this application has so many advantages. This research used a pre-experimental design with one-group pre-test and post-test design. The researcher chose XI OTKP and XI TB class of SMKS YPSEI Palangka Raya as the research sample utilizing purposive sampling. The researcher applied multiple choice and short answer test as the instrument for data collection. The obtained data were then analyzed using the Paired Sample T-Test in SPSS version 22 at a significance level of 5% (0.05). The result showed that the Sig. (2 tailed) = 0,001 &lt; 0,05. As a result of Ha was accepted. To summarize, podcasts are an effective medium for teaching listening to students in the eleventh grade at SMKS YPSEI Palangka Raya. However, when implementing the media, a teacher must consider the students' listening habits. By taking into account the students' level of listening habit, a teacher can properly select the medium used to teach listening in order to increase the students' listening talent.</p> Fahri Husaini, Yulitriana, Elanneri Karani, Maida Norahmi Copyright (c) 2024 Fahri Husaini, Yulitriana, Elanni Karani, Maida Norahmi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/10988 Mon, 29 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Creative Writing Skills in English: Developing Student's Potential and Creativity https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/10908 <p>This research describes teaching creative writing skills in English to develop student's potential and creativity. This research is library research. The finding shows that creative writing is an innovative writing style that emphasizes narrative, character development, opinions, and non-formal language styles. It involves expressing ideas and imagination in various forms of fiction and nonfiction and requires the ability to build the reader's imagination and research skills such as poetry, short stories, novels, epics, short stories, fairy tales, drama scripts, film scenarios, song lyrics, television scripts, advertising scripts, popular articles, opinions, news, etc. It also attracts attention and entertains readers, requiring the author's ability to build the reader's imagination. Creative writing in English is a rewarding activity that increases students’ creativity, trains their imagination, and improves their English skills. To improve creative writing skills, students should read diverse literary works, practice regular writing, explore different language styles, use writing prompts, and accept feedback from friends or teachers. Mastering these skills in English can lead to self-expression, imagination, language and vocabulary improvement, and effectively conveying messages. Techniques to improve creative writing skills include reading diverse literary works, practicing regular writing, exploring different language styles, using writing prompts, and being open to feedback from friends or mentors.</p> Tira Nur Fitria Copyright (c) 2024 Tira Nur Fitria https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/10908 Sun, 14 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 The Analysis of Machine Translation Performance on Translating Informative Text from English into Indonesian https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/9809 <p>This study aims to investigate the performance of &nbsp;6 machine translation. The text translated was informative text from English into Indonesian. The document taken from 48 students paper in semester final test. &nbsp;The research design is descriptive qualitative and content analysis approach. The data obtained from the students translation result in final test, observation, and interview. In analyzing the result of translating, there were three categories: grammatical structure, cultural words, and mechanic writing (composition writing). The result shows the performance of 6 machine translations: Google translate (GT), DeepL, Yandex, Systran, Udictionary, Microsoft translator, and itranslate on grammatical structure analysis were understanable related to meaning because the language is news report in formal language and reporting facts. However, some roles of language were changes such as: tenses, word formation, active/passive, singular plural, article, and auxiliary verbs. There was no example in cultural words and mechanic writing because the form of language is news report. The result of observation indicated that the students already apply technology in translation by utilizing MT in translating text. Furtthermore, in the result of interview implied that the usage of MT can give an assistance in translating text from English into Indonesian especially for informative text.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Titik Ismailia Copyright (c) 2023 Titik Ismailia https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/9809 Sat, 22 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Developing Students’ Interest In Learning English Through Digital Learning Platform https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/9701 <p>The implementation of technology in learning is a good way to help students &nbsp;understand learning material. Through an interesting strategy, it will encourage students to always improve their understanding related to the implementation of learning. This study aims to obtain information about the English digital learning platform used by teachers to be able to attract students' interest and motivation in learning in EFL classes. The research was carried out qualitatively through a descriptive approach. The informants in this study were three English teachers who provided teaching through the use of digital learning platforms. Data were obtained through observation of learning and interviews with teaching implementers. Then, the data analyzed through data reduction, data display and conclusions. The results of the study show that teachers use various digital learning platforms in teaching English in order to encourage students to increase their motivation in learning English. The digital learning platforms that are used are very diverse, such as Padlet, Youtube, Canva, Kahoot, Quizizz and so on. The teacher also explained that the use of digital learning platforms was able to positively increase students' understanding in mastering learning material.</p> Joko Prayudha S Copyright (c) 2023 Joko Prayudha.S https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/9701 Fri, 14 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Value Engagement of TikTok: A Review of TikTok as Learning Media for Language Learners in Pronunciation Skill https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/9605 <p>This study describes the use of TikTok as a medium for Language Learners in learning pronunciation. This study uses a descriptive qualitative. The research uses Exolyt as an analytical tool to determine engagement values including clicks, comments, and shares. The researcher uses five popular content creators, namely @englishwithgeet, @english.with.luccy, @englishwithcarla, @englishwithnab, and @andreaholmenglish. The analysis shows that the pronunciation category has the highest engagement because pronunciation is one of the important elements in English speaking and short video duration is very suitable for this category. It shows clear sound, images, filters, and material in the delivery of material, attractive images (right light), and the influence of the creator and material presented is more specific and clear. These videos from @english.with.lucyy and @englishwithnab consist of phonetic symbols. The use of the phonetic symbol is important in learning pronunciation to make it easier for viewers or English learners in pronouncing English words correctly. Besides pronunciation, the learners also can learn grammar, vocabulary, and common mistakes in English. TikTok application, together with the proper use and method can be used as an interesting, interactive, and innovative learning medium in learning even teaching English.</p> Tira Nur Fitria Copyright (c) 2023 Tira Nur Fitria https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://e-journal.upr.ac.id/index.php/ebony/article/view/9605 Fri, 14 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000