Questioning Strategy as Interpretation Preparation and Its Effects on Students’ Interpretation Skill

Speaker:Yenni Rozimela| Location:Room 5| Date:August 12, 2016| Time:10:45 - 11:15 am


This paper aims to explain the results of a study conducted to see the effect of the implementation of questioning strategy in Interpretation subject on the students’ interpretation skill improvement. This descriptive study was conducted with a group of students taking the subject at the English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia, in 2015/2016 academic year. Interpretation subject provides the students with knowledge, skills, and strategies of interpretation from English into Indonesian, and vice versa. Classroom activities include speech-interpretation, seminar-interpretation, and talk-show interpretation. Reflecting on difficulties faced by the students in the previous years, the researcher used questioning strategy prior to the execution of every interpretation task assigned to scaffold the students to improve their interpretation skills. The data were collected through observation, interpretation tests, and questionnaire. The result of data analysis obtained through observation and tests indicate that the students’ interpretation skill increased from one task to another. Furthermore, the result of questionnaire analysis shows that the students have positive perception on the use of the strategy. They reported that interpretation exercises had increased their language skills, especially listening and speaking, and their confidence.


(404) Yenni RozimelaYenni Rozimela is a Lecturer at the English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang.  She took her Master’s degree in TESOL and Doctor’s degree in TESOL at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Her area of interest is on TEFL, TESOL Approaches and Assessment, Writing and Interpretation.


Category: Day 2 | August 12, 2016, Presenter Schedule