Developing Teaching Materials on Writing Fable Texts Based on Local Culture for Grade Vii Students at Smp Negeri 3 Medang Deras Batu Bara Regency (Published)
This research aimed to: (1) describe the process of developing teaching material fable based on local culture for class VII students of SMP Negeri 3 Medang Deras, Batu Bara Regency; (2) describe the feasibility of teaching material writing fable texts based on local culture developed; and (3) describe the feasibility of teaching materials writing fable texts based on local culture developed. The type of this research was research and development using the development model of Borg and Gall. Data was collected through expert validation, questionnaires distributed to students. Assessment instruments for validators, individual trials, small groups, and limited field groups were made in the form of a Likert scale which had been given scores. Data were analyzed descriptively quantitatively. The research findings were: (1) Developing teaching materials was based on research and gathering preliminary information, planning, developing initial product, validation of material content and design, product revision, assessment and advice from language teachers and students, revision, individual trials, revision, small group trials, revision, limited trial field, revisions until the product was valid and feasible to use (2) The validation result of all aspects from the material expert was 86.43%, the validation from the learning design experts was an average of 94.76%, teachers’ responses to teaching material fable text developed based on local culture had an average percentage of 90%, and average percentage of students’ responses was 93.13% with a very good category; (3) The effectiveness of using fable text material module developed based on local culture in Batu Bara district was 85.67 and the effectiveness of the textbook was 70.5. Thus, teaching materials in the form of fable text material module developed based on the local culture in Batu Bara district were declared feasible, effective, and meeting the needs with overall criteria “very good”.
Integrating Local Culture in English Language Teaching to Enhance Learners’ Emotion to Speak English (Published)
Integrating local culture in English language teaching (ELT) is increasingly practiced in non-English speaking countries. There are many studies on local cultural integration in ELT however study on emotional impact is rarely researched. This research therefore aimed at exploring how local culture plays its function to enhance learners’ emotion to speak English. This research was carried out at Pharmacology Institute of Makassar. The method used was a survey study. The samples were selected purposively based on their cultural backgrounds. The data that collected through observation and interview were analyzed by using thematic analysis. The result revealed that local culture functions as the ice breaker to reduce the anxiety in ELT. It also generates learners’ emotional experience then provides fun and cheerful atmosphere in learning. The learners had willingness to speak English since most as they were familiar with cultural input.