How Motivated Are You: the students' constraints in the english chat group

Suryani, Fitri Budi and Purwaningjati, Nenysuci (2012) How Motivated Are You: the students' constraints in the english chat group. In: The 4th International Conference on Teacher Professional Development: Action Teaching and Action Learning for Quality Education. English Department, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta, pp. 146-150.

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Oe of several ways to assess students' communciative competence is by putting them in an unrehearsed situation where thay can survive using the language for communicating. Some high motivated students would do voluntarily outside the class with their mates and succeed in upgrading their communicative skill; other students who belong to the low motivated ones may feel unconfidents and are afraid to make mistakes and so choose to remain silent. Those two kinds of students, the high and low mootivated students, are found in the class of Intensive course at the Englih Education Department of Muria Kudus University. As the competence of the course is for the students to be able to use English to participate in social and academic life, the four skills are given integratedly combined with self-study and other activities that can enhance the students' communicative competence, one of which is through the medium of facebook. Facebook provides a resource for a group where people can limit the members, and has a lock system for other people outside the group for not being able to see or read the group's status and comment. Such condition may be useful for low motivated students who feel unconfident with their communicationg skill as well as for high motivated students to develop their skill more. Though some efforts of encouraging students to join a chat group has been very common nowadays, the study on the motivation and the constraints the students face in communicating in facebook has not yet been many. Meanwhile, such a reflection is needed by teaches who plan to have an online sesion in their class to especially help the low motivated students. Therefore, this study ams at finding out the constarints of learning English through a chat group in Facebook faced by the high motivated stidents and low motivated students. This study belongs to a qualitative research and the subjects included sixteen first semester students who took the intensive courseclass. Those students bounded in a chatgroup created by the lecturer of the course. The data were collected through questionnaires. The result of the study reveals that both the high motivated students adnd low motivated students face quite similar constraints in learning English through a chat group in Facebook. The constraints cover the areas of message organization, sustaining conversation, vocabulary, grammar, and choosing topic.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Filsafat. Psikologi. Agama > Psikologi > Psikologi > Psikologi kelas
Pendidikan > Teori dan praktek pendidikan
Bahasa dan sastra > Filologi. Linguistik. > Bahasa. Teori linguistik. Tata Bahasa. > Pembelajaran bahasa
Bahasa dan sastra > Bahasa Inggris
Program Studi: Fakultas Keguruan & Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Noor Athiyah
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 06:30
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 06:30

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