Universitas Kristen Indonesia Jakarta
Universitas Kristen Indonesia Jakarta
This correlational research was conducted to investigate whether or not there is a correlation between grammatical competence and writing ability. To attain the objective, the data were the available document taken from the Faculty of Education and Teachers Training at Universitas Kristen Indonesia. The data were the 30 regular students’ scores of Writing I and II and Grammar I, II and III. The participants were in the fifth semester of 2012 batch of English teaching study program of the Christian University of Indonesia. The data were analyzed by using SPSS version 23. The result showed that there was a positive moderate and significant correlation between grammatical competence and writing ability. This can be seen from the calculation of the hypothesis test. Based on the result, it can be concluded that the higher student grammatical competence, the higher his writing ability is.
Keywords: grammatical competence, writing ability, correlation, pre-service English teacher
Andrews et al (2006). The effect of grammar teaching on writing development. British Educational Research Journal, Volume 32 (1), pp. 39-55. DOI: 10.1080/01411920500401997
Beverly, A. H. (2007). The role of grammar in improving student’s writing. Retrieved October 1, 2007, from http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/docs/language/paper_chin.cfm.
Braddock, R., Lloyd-Jones, R., & Schoer, L. (1963). Research in Written Composition. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Cowie, F., (2008). Innateness and Language.Retrieved from https://plato.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/encyclopedia/archinfo.cgi?entry=innateness-language
Charters, E. (2003). Sentence combining and thinking: A study of adult ESL learners. (Master’s Thesis). Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. Retrieved from https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/62640010.pdf
Creswell, J. W. (2008). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating the quantitative method. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Dakhi, S. (2016). Foreign Language Acquisition of Souvenir Seller in Bawomataluo Village. RETORIKA: Jurnal Ilmu Bahasa, Volume 2 (1) pp. 16-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.22225/jr.18.104.22.168-32
Davidson, D. M. (n.d.). Sentence combing in an ESL writing program. Retrieved from https://wac.colostate.edu/jbw/v1n3/davidson.pdf
Fatemi, M. A. (2008). The Relationship between Writing Competence, Language Proficiency and Grammatical Errors in the Writing of Iranian TEFL Sophomores. (Ph.D. Dissertation). Universitas Sains Malaysia.
Hemmer, H. (2009). Impact of text messaging on communication. Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Volume 9. Retrieved from http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/jur/vol9/iss1/5?utm_source=cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu%2Fjur%2Fvol9%2Fiss1%2F5&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
Hillocks, G., Jr. (1986). Research on Written Composition: New Directions for Teaching. Urbana, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills and the National Conference on Research in English.
Khan, T.J. & Khan, N. (2016) Obstacles in Learning English as a Second Language among Intermediate Students of Districts Mianwali and Bhakkar, Pakistan. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 154-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jss.2016.42021
Lin, L. (2008). The role of grammar teaching in writing in second language acquisition. Alliant International University. Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED503439.pdf
Male, H. (2011). Students’ view on grammar teaching. Journal of English Teaching, Volume 1 (1). Retrieved from http://ejournal.uki.ac.id/index.php/jet/article/view/52/32
Mafisa, P. J & van der Walt, J. L. (2002). Grammatical competence of EFL teachers. A Journal of Language Learning Tydskrif vir Taalaanleer, Volume 18 (1), pp. 15-26. http://dx.doi.org /10.5785/18-1-6
Munoz, A., Gaviria, S. & Palacio, M. (2006). Guidelines for teaching and assessing writing. Universidad Eafit. Retrieved from ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/237651274
Murcia, M. C. (2001). Teaching English as a second or foreign language. TESL-EJ.
Saaristo, P. (2015). Grammar is the heart of language: grammar and its role in language learning among Finnish university students. In J. Jalkanen, E. Jokinen, & P.Taalas (Eds.), Voices of pedagogical development – Expanding, enhancing and exploring higher education language learning (pp. 279-318). Dublin: Research-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2015.000296
Wood, C., Kemp, N., & Waldron, S. (2014). Exploring the longitudinal relationships between the use of grammar in text messaging and performance on grammatical tasks. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Volume 32 (4). https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12049
Note: This article was presented at UKI English Education Department Collegiate Forum held on Friday, June 9, 2017