The Correlation between Pre-Service EFL Teachers’ Grammatical Competence and Writing Performance

Horas Hutabarat

anggiat.mananda@yahoo.com

Universitas Kristen Indonesia Jakarta

Zuky

petra_ch2005@yahoo.com

Universitas Kristen Indonesia Jakarta

Abstract

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

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Note: This article was presented at UKI English Education Department Collegiate Forum held on Friday, June 9, 2017

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