THE EFFECT OF BILINGUAL DICTIONARY USE ON THE STUDENTS’ NARRATIVE WRITING

M. Syahid

Abstract


The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of bilingual dictionary use on the students’ narrative writing. The method is true experimental method by conductingboth pre-test and post-test. The instrument of this researchwas test. Two classes were chosen, they are class VIII B as the experimental group and class VIII C as the control group. The experimental group didthe writing process by using bilingual dictionary, while the control group did the writing process without bilingual dictionary. The result showed that bilingual dictionary provided the significant different effect to the students’ narrative writing results. Both the mean scores of the experimental group were higher than the control group andthe t-values (t0)were also higher than the t table (tt)in level 0.05.

 


Keywords


Bilingual dictionary, Narrative text, and Writing

References


Ball, P. L. (2012). Narrative Writing Guide. Milwauke: Milwauuke Public School.

Bayley, S. (2006). Academic Writing (A Handbook for International Students). NewYork: Routledge.

Crank, V. (2012). From High School to College: Developing Writing Skills in the Disciplines. WAC.

Elola, I., Rodríguez-García, V., & Winfrey, K. (2008). Dictionary Use and Vocabulary Choices in L2 Writing. Estudios de Linguistica Inglesa Aplicada.

El-Sayed, A. (2013). Monolingual & Bilingual Dictionaries as Effective Tools of the Management of English Language Education. Theory and Practice in Language Studies.

Kaneta, T. (2012). Bilingual dictionaries in L2 writing: a corpus-based approach. 『コーパスに基づく言語学教育研究報告』Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Latief, M. A. (2012). Research Method on Language Learning an Introduction. Malang: State University of Malang.

Muslim, I. M. (2014). Helping EFL Students Improve their Writing. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.

Nasir, L., Naqvi, S. M., & Bhamani, S. (2013). Enhancing Students' Creative Writing Skills: An Action Research Project. Acta Didactica Napotensia.

Rohani, A., & Khosravi, A. (2011). An Investigation into Bilingual Dictionary Use: Do the Frequency of Use and Type of Dictionary Make a Difference in L2 Writing Performance. The Journal of Teaching Languge Skills.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
ICoTE Proceedings is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution
NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
.

View My Stats