JET ADI BUANA <p>Journal of English Teaching Adi Buana (JET Adi Buana) was firstly published in April 2016 and published twice a year in April and October. The aim of this journal is to accommodate the professional researchers of English teaching who attend to publish their works. It offers articles of current research on English teaching and also contributes to the professional development of its readers around the world by offering articles that reflect theory and practice in English language teaching.</p> English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya en-US JET ADI BUANA 2502-2121 Religious and Multi-cultural Values in Character-Based English Education <p>The present study portrayed the discourse product <em>When English Rings the Bell </em>presumably containing religious and cultural information as extended values and the teachers’ integration of the information into classroom, manifesting character-based English education herewith. Under quantitative and qualitative descriptive research design, it unfolded religious information to encompass more lexical units of English words (153 events), fewer Indonesian (9), and few non-lexical units of images (65). Meanwhile, multi-cultural information included more lexical units of English words (99 events), fewer Indonesian (40), and few non-lexical units of images (66). Religious values were, then, synthesized from the most occurrences of wearing particular religious clothes (of 58 events). Meanwhile, multi-cultural values were deduced from the utmost events of communicating and being friendly (of 12 events). Outstandingly, the teachers deployed their creativities of teaching-learning media tailored with the problem-, cooperative-, task-, project-, and service-based strategies to foster the students’ English skills. They also suggested the students be creative in their learning to perceive the very religious and multi-cultural information, aimed to alleviate stereotyping cases of certain religious and cultural discourse contents, and promoted peace and unity in Indonesia</p> Efendi Efendi Bartholomeus Budiyono Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 106 120 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2073 English Language Teaching in Elementary School: Effective or Not? <p>Recently curriculum in elementary school has posed the English subject as an extracurricular subject. However, the meeting is done once in a week during effective learning hours. It challenges the English teacher to formulate English learning activities. This study is aimed to describe the teaching-learning activities, including the English teacher’s strategy, material, and media. An English teacher and 29 students of 4A were chosen as the subjects. Mix methods; observation, interviews, and questionnaires were chosen to collect data. The results of observation indicate that the English teacher has the ability in explaining, managing, communicating and evaluating the students. On the contrary, negative responses towards the media used, the attitude, and the benefit of the media were also shown by students’ responses. Mainly, they thought that some of what they get did not match with their expectations. Some changes to create effective English teacher strategy and students’ participation are discussed.</p> Milawati Milawati Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 122 130 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2075 Developing Listening Materials for the Tenth Graders of Islamic Senior High School <p>This study is intended to develop listening materials. The research problem was “What is the appropriate listening material for the tenth graders of Islamic Senior High School of<em> MA Ma’arif 7 Banjarwati</em>. The study was designed in the form of Research and Development (R &amp; D). The steps were need analysis, developing listening materials, expert and teachers’ validation, revision, try out, and final product. In collecting the data, several instruments were used. They are try-out, questionnaire, observation, and field notes. After the materials have been developed and validated by the expert and teacher, then it is tried out. Ten students were involved the try out. After the try out, the students stated their opinion. For the attractiveness, clarity of the recording, speed of delivery, vocabulary usage, and difficulty. Most the students stated that the materials were very good. For the result of the try out, the students made the most mistakes on ticking true or false activities. The steps of the research are need analysis, developing materials, expert and teachers’ validation, revision, try out and the final product. The product of this study is teacher’s book, student’s worksheet, and the listening materials. The materials are compiled in the form of CD. They are the language, length, content, style, and speed of delivery, the style of delivery and the quality of the recording. The materials are suitable with the students’ need, interest, and level of students’ ability in English. Listening activities can motivate students’ interest in learning English. Listening materials can give teachers a lot of input to be better in preparing listening activities</p> Alimin Alimin Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 132 150 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2076 Innovative Techniques of Teaching English Grammar at Secondary Schools <p>Learning English grammar is always a difficult process to most of the English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners at secondary school level. Innovative ideas, interesting teaching materials, practicing and drilling learners for learning the English grammar should be done through fun and joyful ways. The main aim of this library study was to identify and describe examples of practical grammar instruction methods in an EFL which employed innovative methodologies. &nbsp;The process of the library-based research involves identifying and&nbsp;locating relevant information, analyzing what has been found, and then developing and expressing the ideas. The results revealed that songs and poems, music, games, and tasks can be employed as tools in the classroom. Using innovative methodologies in teaching English grammar in the classroom at the secondary schools has paved a positive way to students to learn the language meaningfully.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Dyah Rochmawati Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 152 159 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2077 Youtube Vlogging: Promoting Self-Regulation in Public Speaking <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Abstract: </strong>This paper explored the use of YouTube video blogging (vlogging) to promote self-regulation in an English for Public Speaking class. The self-regulation includes four essential components namely planning, monitoring the plans, controlling and changing the plans, and reflecting on the works. Furthermore, the investigation was to determine what self-regulation improvement has developed through YouTube vlogging and how YouTube vlogging can improve students’ self-regulation. The research method was a Classroom Action Research. To obtain the data, Self-Regulation Questionnaires in the Pre-Survey and Post-Survey, students’ journal entries and semi-structured interviews were employed as the instruments. Then, the data were analyzed using Quantitative and Qualitative approaches. The data analysis results show that participants improve their self-regulation. The improvement can be seen from the results of the Post-Survey compared to Pre-Survey and the second students’ journal entries compared to the first students’ journal entries. Furthermore, the results of semi-structured interviews reveal that the improvement was caused by the process of YouTube vlogging creation.</p> Samsul Khabib Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 160 169 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2078 Students’ English Lesson Attitudes and Its Effects on their English Achievement <p>This research is aimed to analyze students’ English lesson attitude and its effect on their English achievement. This research is a pre-experimental and it was carried out at one joint-cooperation school in Surabaya, Indonesia. Since English is the language that mostly used at the joint-cooperation school, the parents that sent their children there must have high expectations of their children’s English ability. This pressure can affect the students in learning English in the class. Some students will have negative attitudes in learning English because their parents do not want them to fail. Therefore, the researcher took a sample of 17 students in grade 3 as her subjects. The writer used a questionnaire to measure students’ attitude towards English lesson and compare it with students’ English score. The result shows that students’ attitudes do affect their English achievement. Those students who have positive attitudes towards English will stimulate their mood to absorb the information better.</p> Yuditha Putri Wiwaharini Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 170 177 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2079 Students’ Attitudes towards the Use of Smartphone for Language Learning Purposes <p>Utilization of smartphone technology and English language, emerging English language and smartphone technology in non-academic and academic activities for learning purposes, student’s perception towards the usage of smartphone apps for English learning purposes, and smartphone apps for enhancing English proficiency are the area where this study is focused, gained from Indonesian High School students. Two hundred participants from 10<sup>th</sup>-12<sup>th</sup> grader of private high schools in Surabaya - Indonesia participated by completing an anonymous questionnaire and 16 participants of each grade were randomly selected and interviewed to gain further understanding towards the findings. The findings indicated smartphone technologies are mostly used by the participants for communication and social media purposes. On the other hand, smartphone is also used incontrovertibly by participants for the certain educational purposes.&nbsp; In addition, learning English via smartphone mobile apps, and diverse types of teenager’s online activities were discovered, as well as area of their English skill improvement. The findings suggest that: the students are considerably enthusiastic for using apps to support learning and they also view that smartphones bring substantial potentials and should be optimized for learning through systematic and purposeful activities properly designed for school learning-related activities</p> Ignatius Wisnuwardana Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 178 191 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2080 Developing Educational Game as Language Acquisition Media for Young Learners <p>Language acquisition is the process of language mastery done by children naturally when they learn their mother of tongue. The era of globalization with the presence of sophisticated technology requires children to be able to use technology well. With the presence of technology, it makes it easy for children to learn many things, especially languages. The purpose of using language learning media based on the educational game culture character of the android system is to increase language acquisition for early childhood. With this language learning media, early childhood is helped in understanding and mastering verbal vocabulary. In addition, in this era, many people have Smart Phones that can load various applications. In addition, it is very easy for parents to access or open an android-based media application from their Smart Phones. The research method used is research and development. This development was carried out in the learning media, namely language learning media based on the educational character of the culture system of the android system. This study uses the Borg and Gall development theory which has been simplified into six stages. This research was conducted at PAUD / TK in the Ngawi Regency, East Java. The research subjects are early childhood and parents in PAUD/TK Ngawi Regency with a total of 50 people. The results of this study are in the form of educational learning applications based on the educational game culture character of the Android system. The results of the data analysis showed that, from 50 respondents who are parents of children, 44 people stated that the media ere feasible and very useful and 45 people gave positive responses. From the results of the addition of the acquisition of children's language shows 46 children experienced progress and the addition of the acquisition of a new language. The results of this study are expected to facilitate early childhood in language acquisition</p> Farid Helmi Setyawan Sofyan Susanto Copyright (c) 2019 JET ADI BUANA 2019-10-31 2019-10-31 4 2 192 199 10.36456/jet.v4.n2.2019.2081