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THE IMPLEMENTATION OF LEARNER AUTONOMY AMONG ENGLISH COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS OF MTsN 1 KOTA MALANG

FITRIANI NADIA

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SUMMARY

Fitriani, Nadia. 2019. The Implementation of Learner Autonomy among English Competition Participants of MTsN 1 Kota Malang. Undergraduate Thesis, Department of English, Faculty of Letter, State University of Malang. Advisors: (I) Dr. Enny Irawati, M.Pd. (II) Hasti Rahmaningtyas, S.Pd., M.A.

Key Words: learner autonomy, autonomous learning, characteristics of autonomous learners

This study aims to find out whether Indonesian students, particularly students of MTsN 1 Kota Malang who have joined various English competition have the characteristics of autonomous learners. Autonomous learners refer to learners who are able to direct their own learning. Furthermore, Holec (1981) introduces the term autonomy which conveys the mean of ‘the ability to take charge of one’s own learning’. Taking charge describes the capability of a learner to be responsible for his own learning by being able to determine learning goals, decide suitable learning strategies, monitor learning progress and evaluate results.

This study involves forty three students of MTsN 1 Kota Malang who have taken part in various English competition. The data is obtained through Learner Autonomy Questionnaire. The result is analyzed to ascertain the characteristics of autonomous learners possessed by the students.

The result of this study shows that English competition participants of MTsN 1 Kota Malang are high autonomous learners and they possess five characteristics of autonomous learners who are:

(1) highly motivated in learning,

(2) flexible,

(3) goal-oriented,

(4) hardworking, and

(5) well-organized.

Unfortunately, only some of the students are well organized due to their lack of time management skill. Therefore, it is suggested that the teachers develop ways or techniques to improve students’ time management skill. Future researchers are also suggested to do similar study by using a more complete instrument and different subjects in order to attain different result.