On Line English Discussion (OLED) via Facebook

On Line English Discussion (OLED) via Facebook to Provide Learners with more Opportunities to Use English Language in an Academic Setting)* By Hartono English Education Department of Sultan Agung Islamic University (UNISSULA) E-mail: hartonotgo@gmail.com )* The paper was developed from the research entitled “Pengembangan Model E-Learning Berbasis Blog dan Jejaring Sosial Facebook untuk Meningkatkan Kualitas […]

Choosing a Topic of a Research Paper

A student will often encounter one of two situations when it comes to choosing a topic for a research paper. The first situation occurs when the instructor provides a list of topics from which the student may choose. These topics have been deemed worthy by the instructor; therefore, the student should be confident in the […]


Essays follow a certain format; that it they are written in a standard style that is easy to read. Here are some general guidelines: 1. Required information: follow your instructor’s directions for information to include at the top of your essay, such as your name, the class, date and so on.


An essay is a piece of writing which is often written from an author’s personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping with those of an […]

English Long Vowels

English has 5 long vowels, they are [u:], [i:], [ɑ:], [ɔ:], and [ɜ:]. Here are some examples of those vowels: [u:]: food, soon, loose, pool, fool, wooed, etc. [i:]: sheep, leak, cheeks, peel, bean, leave, etc. [ɑ:]: park, dark, barn. heart, pass, etc. [ɔ:]: dawn, cord, short, port, sport, forks, etc. [ɜ:]: fur, turn, purse, […]


PELAFALAN VOKAL PENDEK DAN VOKAL PANJANG BAHASA INGGRIS Bahasa Inggris mengenal vocal pendek (short vowels) dan vocal panjang (long vowels). Ada 6 short vowels, sebagian yang lain menyebut 7 dengan memasukkan bunyi schwa [ə] sebagaimana pada bunyi kata ‘away, again, cinema, dll. Ke enam short vowels tersebut adalah [ʌ], [æ], [e], [ɪ], [ɒ], dan [ʊ] […]