Developing Task-Based Reading Materials for Indonesian EFL University Students

YUNUS, MUHAMMAD (2017) Developing Task-Based Reading Materials for Indonesian EFL University Students. S3 thesis, Universitas Negeri Makassar.

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ABSTRACT English language teaching is based on the analytical tasks approach by focusing on the tasks as the core unit of planning and instruction language teaching. These tasks are activities where the meaning is the main element associated with the world real life context. In the Indonesian EFL university students, especially in Akademi Bahasa Asing UMI, the fresh university students’ ability in reading English texts is still relatively low. This is caused by the reading coursebook used incompatible with the real world life. Besides, the coursebooks that the lecturers still use in teaching English were written for native speakers in English speaking countries. The aims of this research were to divelop the students’ coursebook and workbook based on task-based reading materials suitable for use in teaching a foreign language, to explore the effectiveness of the students’ coursebook and workbook developed to improve students' ability to understand the English texts, and to find out the students’ and lecturers’ responses to the students’ coursebook and workbook developed. This type of research is the research and development of which study was developed based on qualitative and quantitative methods by using a four-D, define, design, develop, and disseminate. In collecting data, the researcher used questionnaires, observation, and documentation. The questionnaires were administered to the 25 fresh university students as the sampels of the 200 fresh university students registered in academic year of 2014-2015. The results indicated that the students’ coursebook and workbook based on task-based reading materials that have been developed were suitable for the use as the instructional reading materials for the Indonesian EFL university students, then the students’ coursebook and workbook which have been developed were effective for the use in improving the ability to understand the reading texts, and the students’ coursebook and workbook received a positive response from both the students and the lecturers. This has implications on the progress of the learners significantly after these reading materials were implemented a few meetings. The progress was shown by the test results of pair samples t-test of the p-value below 0.05. Thus, the students’ coursebook and workbook based on task-based reading materials that have been developed is recommended to be used as the instructional materials on Reading Comprehension for the Indonesian EFL university students. Keywords: Developing, Coursebook, Task-Based Reading Materials

Item Type: Thesis (S3)
Subjects: PASCASARJANA > PENDIDIKAN BAHASA - (S3)
Divisions: PROGRAM PASCASARJANA
Depositing User: UPT PERPUSTAKAAN UNM
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 01:56
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 01:56
URI: http://eprints.unm.ac.id/id/eprint/3254

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