Developing English Learning Materials for Grade XI Students of Vocational High School of Syariah Banking Department

Amalia Rahmawati, Joko Priyono


This study aimed (1) to describe the target needs of grade XI students of Syariah Banking Department, (2) to describe the learning needs of grade XI students of Syariah Banking Department, and (3) to develop English learning materials for grade XI students of Syariah Banking Department. This research belongs to Research and Development (R&D). The subjects of the research were grade XI students of Syariah Banking Department at SMK Muhammadiyah 2 Muntilan, Magelang. The research procedure was adapted from that proposed by Borg and Gall (1983) and materials development procedure from Jolly and Bolitho in Tomlinson (1998). The steps of this research were conducting the needs analysis, developing the syllabus, designing materials, getting expert judgment, and writing the final draft. Two questionnaires were used to collect the data i.e.: the needs analysis questionnaire and the expert judgment questionnaire. The quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics while the qualitative data were analyzed qualitatively. Three units were developed based on the target needs and learning needs results. Each unit consists of introduction, lesson proper (listening-speaking and reading-writing), reinforcement, and special features tasks. The tasks in each unit range from 29 to 31 tasks. The inputs are spoken and written texts, vocabulary lists, and grammar and pronunciation explanations. The activities include answering questions, completing texts, arranging jumbled words, writing texts, interviewing, and role playing. The appropriate task settings were pair and group work. Based on the expert judgment, the mean value of all aspects of the materials is 2.99. Therefore, the materials are categorized  as Good.


Keywords: Syariah Banking, English, Learning materials.

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