STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE TOEFL TEST AS THESIS EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT

  • Muhammad Iqbal
  • Zurriyati Zurriyati

Abstract

TOEFL is a proficiency test which is used to measure someone’s ability to use and understand English at the university. It evaluates how well someone combines its listening, reading, speaking, and writing skill to perform academic tasks. IAIN Lhokseumawe has decided some types of testing for undergraduate students to finish their study from universities as a requirement for graduation. One of the types of language testing is the TOEFL test. Students might have various perceptions about the TOEFL test as thesis examination requirement. The objective of this research is to know the students’ perception of the TOEFL Test as a thesis examination requirement at IAIN Lhokseumawe. The design applied in this research was qualitative data approach in the type of case study. The subject of this research was the students of the eight-semester or above of English Department of IAIN Lhokseumawe who had taken the TOEFL test as a requirement to get the undergraduate final examination. The numbers of the subject were 9 students that include low, middle, and high level. The result of this research is; TOEFL test is very important in the academic aspects. Either to they who consider that TOEFL is the way to be able taking thesis examination or to they who consider the TOEFL is needed in every aspect of life, such as education, scholarship, occupation and so on. They even challenging their self to increase their score much better than before. They have to sharpen their ability for taking the TOEFL test. Because they not only enough about knowledge of TOEFL from their subject but also, they study hard and practice their ability by answering a TOEFL test.

Published
2020-08-10
Section
Articles