Fourth Grade Students’ Difficulties in Understanding Javanese Language Text

Linda Nurmasari, Slamet Subiyantoro, Siti Sutarmi Fadhilah

Abstract

Javanese language is a mandatory local subject in Central Java Province, Indonesia. Javanese language is also a mother tongue that should be well understood by students. However, all the students involved in the study stated that the Indonesian language (national language) is easier than the Javanese language. One of their difficulties is understanding Javanese language texts. This study is a qualitative descriptive study that aims to describe: (1) difficulties faced by students in understanding the Javanese language texts, (2) factors causing the difficulties, and (3) efforts that have been done by the teacher to overcome the difficulties. Ninety-three students and three teachers from three primary schools involved in the study. Observations, tests, questionnaires, and interviews were used as data collection techniques. The data obtained were analyzed with interactive technique where the data is collected, reduced, veri?ed, and presented. Results of the study showed that: (1) students have difficulties in: recalling and understanding new vocabularies, making predictions of reading content based on reading contexts, determining key ideas, theme, conclusion, and moral values from the text, (2) factors causing the difficulties are the differences in the application of Javanese language at school and at their daily life, as well as the lack of Javanese language lesson hours, and (3) there still haven’t been specific strategies used by teachers to improve reading comprehension of Javanese language texts.

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Nurmasari L., Subiyantoro S. and Fadhilah S. (2017). Fourth Grade Students’ Difficulties in Understanding Javanese Language Text.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 487-492. DOI: 10.5220/0007169704870492


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Linda Nurmasari and Slamet Subiyantoro and Siti Sutarmi Fadhilah},
title={Fourth Grade Students’ Difficulties in Understanding Javanese Language Text},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={487-492},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007169704870492},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Fourth Grade Students’ Difficulties in Understanding Javanese Language Text
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Nurmasari L.
AU - Subiyantoro S.
AU - Fadhilah S.
PY - 2017
SP - 487
EP - 492
DO - 10.5220/0007169704870492