Journal Review: Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study

Journal Review




Second Language Acquisition : A Case Study
Journal IOSR Journal Of Humanities and Social Science
Volume and Page Vol. 19, No. 10; October 2014, Hlm: 65-68
Years 2014
Writter Koutsompou Violetta-Irene
Reviewer Esti Rahmawati
Date 3th June, 2016
Purpose of  Research The purpose of this study is the case study presented in the journal, deals with the subject of second language acquisition making at the same time on effort to show as much as possible how L1, was acquired and the ways L1, affected L2, through the process of examining a Greek girl who has been exposed to the English language from the age of eight
Subject of Research A Greek girl who has been exposed to the English language from the age of eight
Data Source The Research uses several ways :

1.    Seeking data

2.    Interview

3.    Recording

Method of Research The  Research Use two Methods:

1.    Qualitative Method

2.    Type of method is Case Study

Stage of  Result The Research is divided into several stages :

1.    Seeking data on the stage

2.    Interview both of the child and his parent

3.    Used tape recording

Result of Research The Analysis Result of  The Research Conducted is

– Found the difficult of the Greek girl, and give solution if the subject can learn new words and practice English can use in them in either speaking and writing.

Strength ofResearch 1.    This research is the great experience for the researcherand the other because this study to observe an individual in an issue of great concern in the field of language

2.    This study using study case for finding the concerning issues such as age, social, family background and others.

3.    For the researchers or the reader can know the difficult about the speaking section.

Weakness ofResearch The researcher tell this study if the study cannot written more about the child examined but the study requires a lot of analysis which, unfortunately, there is no opportunity to conduct.
Conclusion 1.    This study tell about the child examined is not affected negatively by the fact that everything the researcher talk

2.    This study talk about concerning issues such as age, social and family background, personal characteristics, age, sex, motivation, environment, parental education and financial situation for we will have the chance to understand how the above factors played either a negative or a positive role in acquiring L2

Journal Review: General Behaviours of Students with Poor Listening Skills or Who Do Not Listen to the Lectures According to the Teachers’ Opinions


Title General Behaviours of Students with Poor Listening Skills or Who Do Not Listen To the Lectures According To the Teachers’ Opinions
Journal MIJE
Volume and pages Vol. 4 No. 1, pages 164-175, April 1st, 2014
Year 2014
Author Selim Emiroglu
Reviewer Nurliana (1401120997)
Date May 23rd, 2016


Research purpose The purpose of this study is to reveal the general behaviours of students with poor listening skills or who do not listen to the lectures and to develop opinions and approaches to resolve the identified negative behaviours.
Research subject 53 different teachers and academicians from different levels of academic and branches from the city of Konya in Turkey during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Assessment of data This research using quisioner to submit the data
Research method This is a qualitative research. In the analysis of the data obtained from the research, content analysis technic was used. “Content analysis refers to a systematic, iterative technic in which a script is summarized in smaller  categories of its words via codes based on certain rules” (Büyüköztürk, 2012: 240).
Research step The participating teachers were asked the open-ended question “From which reactions do you detect students with poor listening skills or who do not listen to the lectures?” to obtain the opinions of them. These obtained data were analyzed using the content analysis technic. Certain codes were identified via the content analysis and these codes were aggregated via themes. These opinions were stated as codes as well (T.1: Teacher 1). During the analysis process, field experts were consulted to review whether the categories and teacher responses were stated correctly or not. The experts were asked whether the titles, sub-titles are suitable or not, and the agreed upon points were included in the analysis process, and the disputed points were excluded from said process. The field experts generally stated similar views and corrections were made in line with the suggestions from the experts.
Research result According to the teacher opinions, behaviours of the students with poor listening skills or who do not listen to the lectures are handled under three main titles which are body language movements, verbal behaviours and material usage. These mentioned behaviours are developed with the explanations that include sample teacher opinions.
Strength of the research 1.      Using simple language, so make it easy to understand.

2.      It has many subject.

Weakness of the research 1.      Only use one method.

2.      Simple explanation.

3.      There are some typo.

Summary In this research uses teacher’s opinions, so it means that the opinions are not totally true. Because of many students have many ways to get knowledge, sometimes teachers just guest.