A PROBLEM AMONG EFL: CAN HIGH-PROFICIENCY STUDENTS USE PROPER DISAGREEMENT STRATEGIES AS NATIVE SPEAKERS DO?

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This research aims to find out the correlation between students’ proficiency and disagreement strategies. The study involved the fourth-semester students of English Education Study Program. The instruments of this research were English language proficiency test to get the data of students’ language proficiency scores and Discourse Completion Task (DCT) to get the data of students’ disagreement statements. The correlation between language proficiency test scores and DCT’s scores was significant with the coefficient correlation (r count ) was 0,264 which was higher than R table 5% (0.235). The coefficient correlation shows that the correlation was positive. However, the strength of correlation was weak. The results implied that there was a correlation between students’ proficiency and disagreement strategies but the language proficiency did not indirectly affect the disagreement strategies of students because the correlation was weak.

 


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students’ proficiency; disagreement strategies

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