Sri Endah Setia Rini
Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA Yogyakarta
Alamat Korespondensi: Jl. Lingkar Utara, Pandeansari IV/9, Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman



Musik diyakini dapat membuat pembelajaran lebih mudah diterima karena musik mampu membawa otak ke dalam kondisi relax. Kondisi ini membuat otak maksimal dalam memproses informasi yang diterima sehingga informasi mampu bertahan lebih lama di dalam otak manusia. Hal ini sangat dibutuhkan oleh para pebelajar bahasa terutama bahasa Prancis karena kosakata baru yang mereka peroleh sangat dibutuhkan nantinya untuk dapat mempraktikkan bahasa Prancis dengan baik.

Praktik berbahasa Prancis sangat membutuhkan kosakata yang cukup. Kosakata ini seringkali dilupakan oleh mahasiswa karena kurang maksimalnya informasi tersebut disimpan di dalam memori. Oleh karena itu, penulis ingin meneliti pengaruh music dalam pembelajaran kosakata bahasa Prancis.

Metode yang digunakan dalam penelitian ini adalah metode eksperimental dengan membandingkan dua kelas. Kelas eksperimen diajar menggunakan music latar sedangkan kelas kontrol diajar tanpa menggunakan music latar. Hasil uji kuantitatif menunjukkan bahwa tidak ada perbedaan secara signifikan rata-rata skor kelas control dan kelas eksperimen. Hasil observasi menunjukkan bahwa kelas eksperimen lebih kreatif dan lebih siap saat melaksanakan tugas yang diberikan, sedangkan kelas control cenderung lebih pasif dan kurang kreatif.

Kata kunci: music, relax, bahasa Prancis


Ontje Helena Manurung

Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA Yogyakarta
Alamat Korespondesi: Jl. Lingkar Utara, Pandeansari IV/8, Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman



The radical and hypersensitive to racial realities Bigger Thomas frustrates being living in a hostile society wherein oppressors rule by force. His family anxious to see him prove himself by getting a steady job while Jan and Mary embarrassing him with familiarities lead him to be a violent and brutalized attacker. He has great desires and reaction to blow out his feeling through terrifying outrage to whites as well as blacks.

Keywords: violence, racial, whites, blacks

Imelda Kusumastuty & Raras Sabarningrum – LEXICAL COHESION IN THE SCRIPT’S SONG LYRICS

Imelda Kusumastuty and Raras Sabarningrum

Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA Yogyakarta
Alamat korespondensi: Jl. Lingkar Utara, Pandeansari IV/8,
Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55283



The writers wants to identify kinds of lexical cohesive devices such as repetition, synonym, antonym, hyponym, meronym, and collocation based on paradigmatic and syntagmatic relation employed in the songs’ lyrics by The Script and their contribution in making the lyrics coherent. M.A.K. Halliday’s theory in An Introduction to Functional Grammar and descriptive study are used to conduct the research. The result of the research shows that the lexical cohesive devices contribute to identify the main ideas in the songs and these main ideas contribute to the coherence of  the lyrics in the songs.

Keywords: lexical cohesion, lyrics, paradigmatic relation, syntacmatic relation, coherent

Andhina Ika Sunardi, M.Pd – Designing Integrated English Material for Hospital Administration Management Students at AMA Yogyakarta

Andhina Ika Sunardi, M.Pd

Administration Management Academy (AMA) Yogyakarta
Alamat korespondensi: Jl. Pramuka 70, Giwangan, Umbulharjo, Yogyakarta


Any time there is a problem in a college including students’ lack of motivation, resources, facilities and even lack of suitable material for learning. Materials are to facilitate learning of a language. Materials could be videos, DVDs, emails, YouTube, dictionaries, grammar books and the like.  Language-learning materials provide much of the language input that the learners receive and the language practice that occurs in the classroom in order to achieve certain goals which are based on the students’ needs. However, appropriate English material for hospital administration management students are still in general concern.   Therefore, designing   an   effective   integrated   material   is expected to bring potential change to the teaching and learning English at AMA Yogyakarta. This study aims to design an English integrated material for the students that matches the needs of students, lecturers, institution, and stakeholders of AMA Yogyakarta by consulting the design material proposed by Branch (2009). Data are gathered through students’ questionnaires, test, and informal interviews. The research result in the formulation of problems is effective to improve the students’ comprehension in using English language. This topic of study is especially relevant to ESP teachers and material/syllabus designers.


Keywords: Integrated material design, hospital administration management

Walissa Tanaya P & Agus Darwanto – WTC and Learners’ Interest in Speaking English with Peers on Campus

Walissa Tanaya Pramanasari

Agus Darwanto

Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA Yogyakarta
Alamat Korespondensi: Jl. Lingkar Utara, Pandeansari IV/8, Condongcatur, Depok, Sleman


It has been widely and commonly found that English is in fact rarely used for communication among Indonesian learners of English. Indeed, they have various reasons for not using English, some of which are namely perceived competence and some social-cultural behaviors that contribute to speaking apprehension. This research would then look at the correlations between level of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) in English and their amount of English used as well as motifs that can be attributed to the phenomenon. This research wants to find out the answers to such questions as How many students use English when conversing with a peer who has high WTC?; How often they use English within their conversation with that peer?; Why do students hesitate to speak in English with their peers? The results indicate that the top three reasons behind their hesitance to speak in English are low confidence; fear of making mistakes; and the unsupportive behavior of person campus. In addition, confidence, competency, and anxiety are found interrelated and affect the level of students’ WTC in English. The next finding is that stimuli are indeed anticipated. Many of the respondents would wait for their peers to use English first or they would be considered conceited to initiate, a social motif/reason.

Keywords: Willingness to Communicate in English, confidence, perceived competence, stimuli, anxiety


Multiple Narrators and Multiple Focalizations in Julia Alvarez’ How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Yo!

Multiple Narrators and Multiple Focalizations in

Julia Alvarez’ How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Yo!


Theresia Enny Anggraini

English Department, Sanata Dharma University

Jl. Mozes Gatotkaca, Mrican 55281




Narrators and focalizers are two terms which are often mixed up. Narrators refer to the ones telling the story, while focalizers are the ones through which the story is perceived. Julia Alvarez’ books discussed in this paper used multiple narrators and also multiple focalizers. Besides describing the structure of the two novels, this research also tried to identify the purpose(s) of the use of multiple narrators and multiple focalizers. In these novels, the first purpose was to emphasize an important event, where the event was perceived by different focalizers. The second purpose was to emphasize the ‘truth’ of a perception. Readers could find the truth because they could conclude from different angles, not only from one side.

Keywords: multiple narrators, focalization, focalizer