Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Promoting EFL Students’ Abilities in Writing Definition Paragraph through Blogging Activities

This article was based on my writing research. It was presented on the 63rd TEFLIN International  Conference held by University of PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya on 8-10 September 2016. It was published in the Proceedings of the 63rd TEFLIN International Conference with ISBN: 979-978-8559-99-0. Please click here to download the article.

This study is aimed at developing blogging activities to promote EFL students’ writing abilities in producing definition paragraph. The classroom action research was conducted in cyclic activities–planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting on the data gained from the instructional process–which runs into two cycles, each of which covers three meetings.
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Developing Materials of Listening Comprehension for the English Department Students

This article was based on the research on listening classroom held by three researchers or English teachers of IAIN Palangka Raya: Abdul Qodir, Luqman Baehaqi, and M. Zaini Miftah. It was published in Journal on English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) Volume 6, Number 1, March 2016 published by IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya. For more details please click here or visit me in Google Scholar.

This study was designed to develop appropriate listening materials based on the needs of users namely the teachers and the students of the English Department of IAIN Palangka Raya. The Research and Development (R&D) design was applied in this study. The research subjects were four listening instructors and the first-semester students (freshmen) who encountered fourteen meetings of this on-going semester.
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Friday, 6 May 2016

Designing Interactive Writing Teaching using Blogs

This article was presented in the 1st National Conference on English Language Teaching (NACELT) held by the Study Program of English Education of IAIN (State Islamic Institute) Palangka Raya on 15 November 2015. It was published in the Proceedings of the 1st NACELT with ISSN: 2502-3225. Please click here to download it to be your article references.

In recent years, the use of blogs has received a great deal of attention from English teachers around the world and is now establishing its place in writing classroom, as a means of assisting a more realistic setting for the joyful and interactive writing learning. However, blogging activity can be a complicated activity to implement in EFL writing class due to the focus on the writing activity in an internet application.
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Peer Response in an Indonesian EFL Writing Class: A Case Study

This article is based on my research on writing. The article was presented in the International Conference on Educational Research and Development (ICERD) held by State University of Surabaya (UNESA) on 5 December 2015. It was published in the ICERD Proceedings with ISBN: 978-979-028-799-0. Please click here to download it to be your article references.

This article explores peer response in an Indonesian EFL writing class. It reports on the findings of a study conducted at the State Islamic Institute of Palangka Raya in Central Kalimantan Indonesia to investigate:
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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Implementing Project-Based Learning in Scientific Writing Class

This article is based on my research on writing in my scientific writing class. The article was presented on the 3rd ELITE International Conference held by UIN SUSKA Pekanbaru Riau on 9-10 January 2016. It was published in the Proceedings of the 3rd ELITE International Conference with ISBN: 978-602-6879-29-5. Just klick here to read and to cite this article for your article references.

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a model for classroom activity emphasizing learning activities that are long-term, not isolated, student-centered, and integrated with real issues and practices. The practice of PBL is also practical and purposeful to encourage the students to learn creatively based on their fields of interest.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Writing a journal article of Second Language Acquisition

Middle Test (Taken-home Test)
Course      : Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Semester  : VI
Lecturer    : M. Zaini Miftah, M.Pd


Make a journal article of your own topic of group discussion. You should follow the rules:
1.      It is a group work (group of 2).
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Teaching Writing using Peer Response via Facebook

This article was presented on the 2nd ELITE International  Conference held by English Education Study Program of STAIN Palangka Raya on 10-11 October 2014. It was published in the Proceedings of the 2nd ELITE International Conference with ISBN: 978-602-71280-1-9. Just klick here to download the article.

Of the all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), writing is regarded as the most difficult skill for L2 learners to master. This fact is reasonable as writing involves the process of composing message, thinking of the language to use, taking care of diction, textual organization, and other mechanics. The trend problem in the writing class shows that student writers almost never expressed their ideas using process of writing and never used conference activity for giving feedback on their peers’ works for revision.
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