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Is implicature important?

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Konbanwa... Hallo friends :) How's day?
It is a good news for you all. I'm going to share with you my experiences during class sessions here.
My days are colorful ^^

I love Pragmatics class lately. The way our Prof explaining is very meaningful to me. I love this subject all in sudden. I also love Second Language Acquisition class.The materials and the lecturers are great.

Pragmatics tell me about how to communicate well to other people, while Second Language Acquisition tells me how to understand other factors that may influence the target language learned by other people. These subjects amaze me so much.

Then, I start relating all things in my daily life to the theories in these two subjects.
My findings motivate me to learn more and more.
Take as an example, are the theories in Pragmatics; Grice's Cooperative Principles and Theory of relevance. These two theories make me did an observation to my friend. I just think of what the theories told me, that communication take…

Senior High Students’ Psychological Problems in Speaking English as Foreign Language

Senior High Students’ Psychological Problems in Speaking English as Foreign Language (A Survey in a Senior High School in Bandung)
Alma Prisilya English Education, School of Postgraduate Studies, Indonesia University of Education almaprsl17@gmail.com
Abstract Teaching English in Indonesia is not typically same as in other countries. Not only does the changes of curriculum, the lack of teachers’ competences, but more importantly the students who learn English also faced some problems during the learning process. It is supported by Ariffansyah (2013), “… problem will appear if there is inappropriate between exception and reality. Another defines that a problem will happen if someone’s necessity does not fulfill.” The way of pronouncing the words and the written forms in English are counted as inappropriate reality. It makes students confused, because the written language and the oral language are different. Some of them get problems in those kinds of linguistic matters and some are more in ps…

What did They Say about Their Reading Materials? (Sebuah Investigasi Mengenai Kesulitan yang dihadapi Siswa Kelas Satu SMP dalam Membaca Teks Deskriptif Berbahasa Inggris)

What did They Say about Their Reading Materials? (Sebuah Investigasi Mengenai Kesulitan yang dihadapi Siswa Kelas Satu SMP dalam Membaca Teks Deskriptif Berbahasa Inggris)
Alma Prisilya English Education, School of Postgraduate Studies, Indonesia University of Education almaprsl17@gmail.com

Abstract Reading is one of language skills, but the lack of Indonesian students’ proficiencies in reading; and/ or understanding the reading material this time is being public concern. The data from PISA showed that Indonesia is in 57th place out of 65 countries in terms of its reading proficiency. The failure of students in understanding the reading materials is not fully their faults, moreover that they are expected to read foreign language (English); textbook or e-book. So, it is important for them to understand the English reading materials to support their reading spirits. This study aims to investigate the problems facing by students in reading English descriptive texts and their efforts to overcom…

CALL FOR PAPER! The 3rd IPCORE 2014.

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Are you looking for another special events this year?
Here it is! The 3rd International Postgraduate Colloquium of Research in Education (IPCORE) 2014

International Postgraduate Colloquium of Research in Education (IPCORE) is a yearly conference. It is a cooperative relationships between Indonesia University of Education (UPI) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
UPI was the host for the 1st IPCORE. In 2013, the 2nd IPCORE held in USM. And, Now UPI is being the host for the 3rd IPCORE, Organized by Forum Komunikasi Mahasiswa (FKM) SPs- UPI and School of Postgraduate Studies Indonesia University of Education.
All of master and postgraduate students in Indonesia, ASEAN's master dan postgraduate students, Lecturers, and Researchers as well have chance to come and join the conference.
So, send your full paper and registration form to 3rdipcore2014@gmail.com by 20th May 2014 to be presenter ^^ (http://3rdipcore2014.weebly.com/)
Yeah, so it is the time!!!



Big Event in Palembang, NOW!!! PBGK 2014

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Good morning, friends ;) It's 10.18 wib now :D
I'm staying in my room today; no agenda for going out except one weekly routine :)

I'll share with you an information about Pemilihan Bujang Gadis Kampus Sumatera Selatan (PBGK) 2014. This event is one of big events in Palembang. Every year Ikatan Bujang Gadis Kampus Sumatera Selatan (IBGK-SS) organizes PBGK together with Dinas Pendidikan Provinsi Sumatera Selatan. All of the finalist of PBGK will become "Education and Culture Ambassador of South Sumatera". What a great thing, huh? ^^

Here are the schedule for PGBK 2014:

1. Semifinal
Hari/Tanggal : Sabtu, 3 Mei 2014
Pukul : 07.00 - selesai
Tempat : Hotel Bumi Asih Palembang 


2. Karantina
Hari/Tanggal : Minggu - Sabtu / 4-10 Mei 2014
Tempat : Asrama Haji Palembang


3. Malam Grand Final
Hari/Tanggal : Jumat, 9 Mei 2014
Pukul : 19.00 - selesai
Tempat: Hotel Aryaduta


Now, we got the finalist already. The PBGK 2014 Committee has announced…