An analysis of the integration of soft skills in reading tasks of “Bahasa Inggris X”

(1) * Utami Ning Rohima Mail (MAN 1 Rembang, Jawa tengah, Indonesia)
*corresponding author

Abstract


This research aims at describing (1) the values of soft skills, (2) the integration of soft skills, and (3) presentation techniques of soft skills’ integration in reading tasks of Bahasa Inggris X for grade X of senior high school. This research was descriptive-qualitative research which applies a content analysis method. The data source of this research was the textbook Bahasa Inggris X, namely Bahasa Inggris X Semester 1 and Semester 2 that are issued by Kemendikbud. The results show that Bahasa Inggris X contains the values of soft skills, which are grouped into two categories, namely (a) Core Competency one, which is composed of soft skills related to God, and (b) Core Competency two, which consists of soft skills related to self, others, the environment, and the nation. Frequent soft skills related to self shows that the authors emphasized the aspects of an individual's life, then continued with the social and spiritual life. Soft skills were integrated into the four components of the reading task, i.e. goals, input, activities, and settings, and frequent integration are on goals and input. The presentation technique of soft skills in reading tasks of Bahasa Inggris X was 2.45% of explicit technique and 97.55% of implicit technique. Here the author seems to regard the reasoning power of the learners of grade X Senior High School and also considers the cognitive and affective aspects of the learners.


Keywords


soft skills, reading task, English textbook

   

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33292/jalintrali.v2i1.87
      

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