ELS Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 2023-12-01T07:06:21+00:00 Fathu Rahman Open Journal Systems <p>ELS-JISH (E-ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2621-0835</a> | P-ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2621-0843</a>) is a journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: Linguistics, Literature, Language Teaching, Translation, and Culture, a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published quartely by the <strong>Faculty of Cultural Sciences Hasanuddin University</strong>, focusing on theories, methods, and materials in Linguistics, Literature, Language Teaching, Translation, and Culture (study and research). It provides a high profile, leading edge forum for academics, professionals, educators, consultants, practitioners and postgraduate students in the field of English Language Studies (ELS) to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on the disciplines. JISH was started in 2017 and first published in 2018. It invites original, previously unpublished, research and survey articles, plus research-in-progress reports and short research notes, on both practical and theoretical aspects of Linguistics, Literature, Language Teaching, Translation, and Culture.</p> E-Learning: Online Teaching Experiences of Higher Education Teachers in India During the Covid19 Pandemic 2023-11-21T03:04:02+00:00 Devaki <p><em>The COVID19 pandemic has compelled teachers to convert their physical classes to online instruction within a brief </em><em>time-frame</em><em>. The study’s purpose is to investigate higher education teachers' perceptions and experiences of their online teaching after months of online instruction during the outbreak of pandemic situations and to examine the challenges faced by the teachers in adapting to the online teaching-learning process during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study employs a mixed-method approach to collect data. This method includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to broaden the scope and intensity of the research. A survey has been conducted and a questionnaire is framed and has been disseminated among higher education teachers across colleges, universities of Tamilnadu and Karnataka. Overall, 194 respondents participated in the survey to express their views and experiences. </em><em>T</em><em>he survey provided quantitative data, whil</em><em>e</em><em> open-ended questions in the questionnaire offered qualitative insights.</em><em> </em><em>The findings illuminate two primary challenges</em><em>:</em><em> the teachers' experiences with online teaching during the Covid-19, as well as their lack of knowledge in the online teaching and learning mode—</em><em>in the survey, the quantitative data analysis </em><em>highlight two issues: internet connectivity and self-inspection or monitoring. </em><em>On the other hand, open-ended questions in the questionnaire offered qualitative insights on </em><em> their perceptions and experiences regarding the easiness and benefit of technology utilization, the usefulness of technology, and also the support they experienced during the transition. </em><em>the research recommends incorporating specific features into the Learning Management System (LMS)</em><em>. The research proposes blended or hybrid learning should be implemented because e-learning requires a significant amount of self-study or conscience; teachers should develop and provide high-quality e-resources to students, with an in-depth focus on conundrum during online interactive classrooms.</em></p> 2023-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Devaki Onomatopoeia Variation Among Cultures: An Exploration in Selected Children’s Story Books 2023-11-13T02:07:25+00:00 Syahruni Junaid Ahmad Muzzammil Aan Mujizat Citra Andini <p><em>This research is about onomatopoeia in children's books in each country, the differences in the use of onomatopoeia in children's books from various countries also reflect the rich linguistic and cultural diversity throughout the world. The sounds perceived and expressed by children from various cultures reflect the unique ways of the societies in perceiving and interacting with the world around it. This research aimed to reveal onomatopoeia in children's storybooks, and analyze how onomatopoeia is used in storybooks from different cultures among countries in different continents. This research used a qualitative descriptive method. The results of this research revealed the types of onomatopoeia in children's storybooks in different countries and how it occured, as well as providing insight into linguistic and cultural diversity in children's literature around the world and how it reflects children's unique views and interactions surrounding environment.</em></p> 2023-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Syahruni Junaid, Ahmad Muzzammil, Aan Mujizat, Citra Andini Impacts of the English Language Acquisition on Language Learners’ Culture and Identity: The Iranian EFL Contexts 2023-11-04T03:24:33+00:00 Sadegh Rahimi Pordanjani <p><em>Researchers and sociolinguists report that culture and language are inextricably intertwined by highlighting “language is culture and culture is language”, they believe that language is a crucial tool for individuals to maintain their culture and identity. Due to several functions of the English language in different sectors such as education, communication, and business, the number of language learners willing to learn this language is growing. As a result, numerous concerns have been raised in the field of sociolinguistics towards the acquisition of this language. Sociolinguists have been worried about some major effects of the English language acquisition on language learners’ mother-tongue, culture, and identity. They report that English as a major language influences many minor languages and changes the language learners' culture and identity negatively. This article aims to review various literature in order to identify some of the impacts of the English language learning which can have influential roles on the Iranian EFL learners’ culture and identity in language centers and universities</em><em>.</em></p> 2023-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Sadegh Rahimi Pordanjani Gender Representation in EFL/ESL Textbooks in Indonesia: A Literature Review 2023-11-30T01:28:19+00:00 Pebrina Nurwahyuningsih Nurianti Nurianti Nurlinda Nurlinda <p><em>Gender studies on language education have been a concerning topic among scholars. It has been encouraged through some interest in international organizations and Indonesia's government regulation on gender equality. However, few studies have investigated the review of gender representation in English textbooks in Indonesia. To fill this gap, the present study aims to review and discuss the studies of gender representation in learning materials, mainly English textbooks in Indonesia, and the possible future direction of the studies related to be conducted. The study was conducted through the literature analysis that was published within the last five years. The literature analysis involved gender representation in English textbooks in Indonesia, both junior and senior high school level textbooks. The first part of the paper presents an illustration of gender history in Indonesia. The second part discusses the current studies of gender representation in English textbooks in Indonesia. The third part attempts to explain the possible future of the studies related to be conducted. The study concludes that textbook plays an important role as a media that constructs both students' and teachers' perspectives on gender value and awareness in society and culture. Suggestions for further studies are made to bring other directions in conducting gender studies in English textbooks in Indonesia.</em></p> 2023-12-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Pebrina Nurwahyuningsih, Nurianti Nurianti, Nurlinda Nurlinda