Volume I Edisi I No. 1 Desember 2007

DEVELOPING COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEST

FOR VOCATIONAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

 

Andri Defrioka

SMK Negeri 1 Padang

 

Abstract

 

This paper is aimed at revealing the role of communicative language test n enabling and measuring student’s English achievement at Vocational School (SMK). Its coverage will be the considerations and procedures to construct communicative language test. This test is intended to be a measure of how the testees are able to use language in real life situations. There are several models of communicative competence, grammatical competence, sociolinguistic competence, discourse competence, and strategic competence. This test has three steps; identifying objectives, developing the test, specification, and developing the communicative test.

 

Key Words: Communicative test, vocational school, linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse, strategic,

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REPRESENTASI MULTIKULTURALISME AUSTRALIA

DALAM PUISI WOGS KARYA ANIA WALWICZ

Desvalini Anwar

FBSS Universitas Negeri Padang

Abstract

This paper discusses how far the poem ‘Wogs’ shows the representation of multiculturalism in Australia. The analysis of the poem shows that the establishment of The Australia Multicultural Policy that was planned to create harmony among the Australia plural society, on the other hand,  has caused some tensions particularly between the majority of Anglo-Celtic Australians (referred as AKA in this analysis) and the migrants of non-Anglo-Celtic descendants in Australia (referred as n-AK). The majority class represents  the non-Anglo-Celtic migrants in their country as a threat towards their life– a threat towards the purity of Anglo-Celtic’s blood, a threat in the job fields, a threat that can lower the Australian high living standard even as a threat that is ambitious to invade the nation. However, at the same time, the poem itself also tries to construct this representation made by the Anglo-Celtic by showing alternative representations, for example: the Anglo-Celtic Australians as lazy citizens, the Anglo-Celtic Australians that are racists and the Anglo-Celtic Australians as the invader of Australia. Thus, by constructing meanings in the poem, we can see that the realities represented by the representative is not real, or not the same as those made by the represented.

 Key wordsrepresentation, representative, represented, multiculturalism, construction, Anglo-Celtic Australians, non-Anglo-Celtic migrant, 

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A MODEL FOR TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION

AT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

                                                                                               Ermita                                                                                             

SMP Negeri 13 Padang

Abstract

This article reveals an alternative model for teaching reading comprehension at junior high school. This model is a combination of ‘interactive mdel’ and ‘cognitive mode’. The discussion covers two levels of  reading comprehension: the lowest level (literal comprehension) and the highest level (evaluation and appreciation). There are four trainings given dealing  with these levels; (1) literal comprehension training, (2) inferential comprehension training, (3) evaluation training, and (4) appreciation training. The last coverage of this article is about the advantages of proposed model. This model is designed and hopefully will be useful for language teachers who are training or planning to train learners to have good reading comprehension strategies, particularly at junior high school .

Key Words: model, reading comprehension, interactive, cognitive training 

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