Vocabulary Coursebook for EFL Learners of Higher Education in Indonesia

Yudi Basuki, Astried Damayanti, Sri Utami Dewi


Indonesian Ministry of Education decree number 36 (2001) outlines that coursebook (buku ajar) is a handbook for a course written by experts in related fields. It is written to obtain the qualifications and features of textbooks and to finally be published and distributed. In an attempt to implement the decree, the objective of this research was to develop vocabulary coursebook for the higher education students of English education program. In fact, there is no vocabulary book that meets students’ needs and qualifications of the coursebook (buku ajar). This research was a Research and Development (R&D) study with an industry-based development model. The subjects of the research were all active students at English education program of STKIP PGRI Trenggalek in 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic year. Data were collected using questionnaires and observation. The data collected by questionnaires were analyzed quantitatively and the data collected through observation was analyzed qualitatively. Research findings proved that the product was successful to obtain the vocabulary coursebook for the higher education students of English education program since it met the government qualification of coursebook standards and features, accommodated the students’ needs and interests, provided recent theories of vocabulary learning, acquired the learning outcome of vocabulary study area as stated in syllabus, and was systematically developed in five steps development. More importantly as the result of the field-test of the product indicated supportive responses from teacher and students teaching-learning vocabulary in English education program.


Coursebook (buku ajar), Vocabulary, Higher Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.6n.4p.122


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