VERBA: Journal of English Language Issues, Trends and Studies <p>VERBA: Journal of English Language Issues, Trends and Studies is a journal published by the English Education Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Makassar. This journal aims to publish and disseminate the results of research and studies on English. The published Articles are the results of research or thought in the field of English studies conducted by researchers, teachers, and education practitioners. This journal publishes three times a year in January, May, and September. </p> <p><strong><a href="">E-ISSN 2962-8652</a></strong></p> en-US Fri, 01 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 THE BENEFITS OF INTERNET IN LEARNING ENGLISH FOR ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENT <p>This study aims to evaluate the perceptions related to the benefits of using the internet in English learning for fifth-semester students of the English Education Department. This research study used qualitative research. Instrument in this study was questionnaire, the data was collected from 15 statement items covering aspects such as the importance of the internet in learning, the benefits of using the internet, learning independence, improvement of language skills, and the positive impact of the internet in various language skills. There were 15 respondents who were asked to answer the questionnaire. Based on the questionnaire, the results showed that the majority of students agree that the internet is important in learning (73.3%) and provides significant benefits (60%). They also tend to agree that the internet improves learning independence (26.7%) and English language skills (33.3%). However, there were variations in perceptions regarding speaking and listening skills. Although most felt motivated by online content (46.7%), this study highlights the importance of developing teaching strategies that suit students' preferences and needs.</p> Sinta Dewi Anggun Copyright (c) 2023 Sinta Dewi Anggun Fri, 01 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000 EXPLORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TIKTOK VIDEO PROJECT ON STUDENTS’ SPEAKING PERFORMANCE <p>This study aims to explore the implementation of Tiktok video project in improving speaking skills to provide a more profound comprehension of how TikTok videos impact students' performance&nbsp;&nbsp; by acknowledging the aspects of speaking and the students’ issues in speaking. This study applied qualitative research. There were 36 students involved in the observation on their speaking ability and 17 students were interviewed randomly to explore the students’ perceptions. The implementation of Tiktok video project yielded enhancements in the students’ speaking performance encompassing various aspects such as pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Based on the observation and the students’ perspectives, the progress of the aspects was predominantly attributed to the heightened motivation and increased confidence exhibited by the students which prompted a greater focus, extended study efforts and increased practice. Thus, the utilization of the TikTok video project is particularly well-suited for application in speaking classes, especially benefiting students with lack of motivation and confidence.</p> Rahmah Julianti Copyright (c) 2023 Rahmah Julianti Fri, 01 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000