Daily Archives: 17 January 2011


(A popular article; by one NEB) The teaching of English in Indonesia—especially that in junior and senior high school—has left students unable to use the language to express themselves effectively both in oral and written form. This has been put forward by many parties, one of whom is Alwasilah (2001: […]

Topics, Functions, and Vocabulary Combined: Students’ English Refined


(A popular article; by one NEB) Efferent reading is reading without assigning feelings, emotions, and experience to the text. The sole purpose is to get the information required after the reading. This is pretty much a product-oriented reading, that is, reading with the expectation of gaining a residue of information […]

On Reading Kinds, Reading Stance, and The Likes