Dr. Iskandar AS, S.Pd, M.A.

Tentang Saya (About Me)

Iskandar Abdul Samad is an alumni of University of New England (UNE), Australia. He completed his PhD degree at this university in 2015. His research interest is in language teaching methods and approaches, including the use of genre approach for teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and communicative language teaching generally. Before completing his PhD at UNE, he had completed his Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia in 2007. He has taught English as a Foreign Language for more than 13 years at Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia. He established a private foundation, Rumoh Bahasa, where he also teaches EFL. Iskandar is an avid reader and writer. He has attended and presented papers at national and international conferences and written books on teaching English for novice students.  

email iskandar.abdul.samad[at]unsyiah.ac.id

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Publikasi (Publications)

Jurnal (Journals)

Iskandar Abdul Samad; Siti Sarah Fitriani; Sofia Sofia, 2021, Investigating Students’ Preparation for English Thesis Defence Examination: The Perspectives of Lecturers and Students, ASIAN EFL Journal, -, -, 1738-1460.

Jannah,D.M., Usman,B., Daud,B., Muslem, A., Samad, I.A., 2020, IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL THROUGH REFLECTIVE JOURNAL: A STUDY AT A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN ACEH, Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, vol.8 , 221-230, 2395-6518.

Silviyanti, T.M., Ramadhani, R., Samad, I.A, 2020, EFL students’ strategies in answering the listening section of the Longman TOEFL, Studies in English Language and Education , vol. 7, 237-246, 24610275.

Sahardin,R., Hudiya, S., Samad, I.A., 2020, AN INVESTIGATION OF WORD FORMATION PROCESSES OF INDONESIAN SLANG WORDS, Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, vol.8 , 209-220, 2395-6518 .

Rizki ANANDA, Siti Sarah FITRIANI, Iskandar Abdul SAMAD, 2020, EFL teachers' perceptions on the causes of students' sentence errors, International Journal of Language Studies, 14 (3), 99-118, 2157-4898.

Keumala, M., Samad, N.M.A, Samad, I.A. & Rachmawaty, N, 2019, The influence of sociocultural and educational background on EFL learners’ motivation, Indonesian TESOL Journal, vol 1 , 67-77, 2622-5441.

Fajriah, N., Gani, S.A., Samad, I.A, 2019, Students’ perceptions toward teacher’s teaching strategies, personal competence, and school facilities., English Education Journal, vol. 1, 16-34, 2085-3750 .

Aspuri, N., Samad, I.A., Fitriani, S.S., Samad, N.M.A., 2019, The role of instrumental motivation in English learning process of EFL student, Journal of English Education, vol, 4, 48-53. , 2502-9207 .

Wahidi, R., Samad, I.A., Fitriani, S.S., Samad, N.M.A, 2019, Orientations and motivations of learning foreign language on the students of graduate program at Syiah Kuala University, International Journal of Linguistics and Humanities, vol, 1, 22-34. , 26216493.

Masriyah, M., Aziz, Z.A, Samad, I.A., 2019, An analysis of associative meanings in two song’s albums of Lorde, English Education Journal, vol, 1, 166-179., 2085-3750 .

Thahara, Y., Gunawan, F., Samad, I.A., Weda, S., Rahman, F, 2019, Prabowo’s anger during 212 reunion: Appraisal system of CNN Indonesia news text, International Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics, vol. 5, 217-224, .

Usman, B., Rizki, I., Samad, I.A, 2019, Hints to mayor election: Genre analysis of the political advertisement on Aminullah-Zainal posters in Aceh., English Education Journal, vol, 1, 129-139, 2085-3750.

Firnanda, R., Gani, S.A., Samad, I.A., 2019, The influence of student team achievement division (STAD) in developing speaking skills., English Education Journal, vol. 1, 46-66, 2085-3750.

Ananda, R., Fitriani, S.S., Samad, I.A., Patak, A.A., 2019, Cigarette advertisements: A systemic functional grammar and multimodal analysis, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8(3), 616- 626, 2502-6747.

Samad.I.A, Fitriani, S.S., Patak, A.A. & Weda, S, 2019, Students’ Perspectives on Genre Approach and Its Importance to Improve Competence in the ‘Neglected Communicative Event’: Script Defence Examination., ASIAN EFL Journal, 21(2.2, 31-48., 1738-1460.

Maulidar, K., Gani, S.A., Samad, I.A., 2019, Teacher’s strategies in teaching speaking for cadets, English Education Journal, vol. 1, 80-94, 2085-3750 .

Izzatul Rizki, Bustami Usman, Iskandar Abdul Samad, Asnawi Muslem, Masrizal Mahmud, 2019, Rhetorical Pattern of Political Advertisement in Aceh, SIELE, 6 (2), 212-227, 2355-2794.

Siti Sarah Fitriani, Nira Erdiana, Iskandar Abdul Samad, 2019, Visual Representations and Comprehension: The Exploration of Image-Word Relations and Types of Design, IJoLE, 3 (2), 27-40, 25488457.

Ihsan Umraiti, Bustami Usman, Iskandar Abdul Samad, 2019, USING HERRINGBONE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER STRATEGY TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION, English Education Journal, 10 (3), 260-275, 2085-3750 .

Yunita Dewi Wahyuni, Novalia Rizkanisa, Iskandar Abdul Samad, Bukhari Daud, 2019, EXPERIENCING ENGLISH: A TEXTBOOK EVALUATION ON THE CULTURAL LOADS, English Education Journal, 10 (3), 288-307, 2085-3750 .

Siti Sarah Fitriani, Nira Erdiana, Iskandar Abdul Samad, 2019, Visual Representation and Comprehension: The Exploration of Image-Word Relations and Types of Design , International Journal of Language Education, 3 (2), 27-40, 2548-8457.

Usman, B., Champion, I., Muslim, A., Samad, I.A, 2018, Standing, Active Vs Sitting, Torpid: A management Decision, Alta’lim Journal, 25 (1), 22-35, 2355-7893.

Samad, I.A, Usman, B, Rizkanisa, N, & Fitriani, S.S, 2018, Non-native speakers’ rhetorical commonalities in writing script introduction section. , Lingua Cultura Journal, 12 (2), 141-147, 2460-710x.

Samad, I.A & Adnan, Z., 2018, Generic Structure of an Important, but Neglected, Academic Genre, Thesis Event Examination, and Its Pedagogic Implications., TESOL International Journal, 13 (2), 54-75, 2094-3938 .

Batmang, B., Gunawan, F., Samad, I.A., Saad, M.S.M, 2018, The influence of lecturers’ language style toward higher students’ psychological condition in Indonesia. , Arab World English Journal, 9 (4), 211-220., 2229-9327.

Weda, S., Samad, I.A., Patak, A.A., Fitriani, S.S, 2018, The effect of self-efficiacy, motivation and learning strategies on students’ academic performance in English higher education, Asian EFL Journal, 20, 140-168, 1738-1460.

Fatmawati, F., Gani, S.A. & Samad, I.A, 2018, Techniques for ESP students in teaching English, English Education Journal, vol. 9, 513-526., 2085-3750.

Silmawati, S., Muslem, A. & Samad, I.A, 2018, Podcasts with peer assisted learning: Does it really affect students’ listening comprehension skills?, English Education Journal, vol. 9, 490-500, 2085-3750.

Gani, A.S., Khairiman, & Samad, I.A, 2018, Investigating rural students’ strategies in English learning, International Journal of Education, vol. 1, 68-77., 2442-4730.

Iskandar, D., Pujiono, Mhd., & Samad, I.A, 2018, The profile of Acehnese variation: Sociolinguistic Analysis, International Journal of Comparative Literature & Translation Studies,, vol. 6, 12-19., 2202-9451.

Iskandar, D., Mulyadi, Samad, I.A., 2018, Morphosintax Analysis of Acehnese Clitic, Advances in Language and Literary Studies, vol. 9, 212-219, 2203-4714.

Usman, B., Muslem, A., Champion, I.C.R., & Samad, I.A, 2018, Progressive peer evaluation is an important, but absence, in English speaking classroom, Studies in English Language and Education, vol. 5, 308-327, 2461-0275.

Usman, B., Rizkanisa, N., Samad, I.A., & Muslim, A., 2018, Cross cultural rhetoric awareness of UG Thesis, Script Journal, vol 2, 22-35. , 2477-1880 .

Usman, B., Ayouni, N., Samad, I.A. & Fitriani, S.S, 2018, Teachers’ elicitation: Inviting students to speak. , Edulite Journal, vol. 3, 51-65, 2528-4479.

Martina, D.E., Samad, I.A. & Natsir, Y, 2018, The effect of using PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Recite, Review) strategy on EFL students’ reading comprehension achievement, Research in English and Education, vol. 3, 17-24, 2528-746X.

Rizkanisa, N, Samad, I.A & Usman, B, 2017, EFL students’ writing style investigation: script introduction section, Journal of ELT Research, 2 (2) , 139-150, 2527-7448.

Vellayati, N, Muslem, A. Fitriani, S.S & Samad, I.A, 2017, An exploration of students' application in using critical thinking skills in reading, Alta’lim Journal, 24 (3), 195-206, .

Bustari, A, Samad, I.A. & Achmad, D, 2017, The use of podcasts in improving students’ speaking skill, JELE Journal, vol.3 , 1-10, .

Marhamah, R., Daud, B. & Samad, I.A., 2017, Integrating target language culture into teaching-learning EFL, English Education Journal, vol.8 , 488-502, .

Rizkanisa, N, Samad, I.A & Usman, B., 2017, EFL students’ writing style investigation: script introduction section, Journal of ELT Research,, , vol , 139-150, .

Fitriani, S.S, Prasetyaningsih, D. & Samad, I.A, 2017, The influence of first language toward students’ achievement in learning English, Pencerahan journal, vol 11, 28-38, .

Samad, I.A, Jannah, M, & Fitriani, S.S., 2017, EFL students' strategies dealing with common difficulties in TOEFL reading comprehension section, International Journal of Language Education, vol. 1, 29-36, .

Samad.I.A., Rahma, E.A. & Fitriani, S.S, 2016, Providing indirect corrective feedback: a technique to reduce errors in students’ writing., English Education Journal, vol. 1, 134-140, .

Fitriani, S.S. Makhsum, C.A. & Samad, I.A, 2016, The investigation of questioning modification in EFL classroom interaction, English Education Journal, vol. 1, 118-123, .

Prosiding (Proceedings)

Silviyanti, T.M., Samad, I.A., & Ramadhani, R., 2017, The Students’ Problems in Listening to Paper-Based TOEFL Test, Developing teachers' professionalism through collaborative learning community, National Conference , Syiah Kuala University , 30 September 2017, Banda Aceh, Syiah Kuala University Press, , 25812742.

Natsir, N., Samad, I.A., & Nanda, R., 2017, Investigating Teaching and Learning Elements in Tour Guiding Subject, Developing teachers' professionalism through collaborative learning community, National Conference on Teachers' Professional Development, Banda Aceh, 30 September 2017, Banda Aceh, Syiah Kuala University Press, 0, 25812742.

Fitriani, S.S. & Samad, I.A., 2017, The Nature of Interruption in Communication Between Juniors and Seniors, Developing teachers' professionalism through collaborative learning community, National Conference on Teachers' Professional Development, Banda Aceh, 30 September 2017, Banda Aceh, Syiah Kuala University Press, 0, 25812742.

Ismail, N.M., Samad, I.A. & Fitriani, S.S., 2017, An Appraisal of linguistic capital behavior among Acehnese efl learners., International Conference, The Fifth International Seminar on English Language Teaching, Padang, 9-10 May 2017, Padang, Atlantis Press, 0, 2352-5398.

Fitriani, S.S., & Samad, I.A., 2017, Visualisation Comprehension of Metacognitive Strategy, And The Importance Of An Evaluation Framework, Enhancing Education, Science, and Technology for Sustainable Development, The 2nd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology , Makassar, 11-12 March 2017, Makassar, Atlantis Press, 0, 2352-5398.

Samad, I.A., Fitriani, S.S. & Yusuf, S.B, 2017, The Rhetorical Pattern of Script Defence Examination At Public Universities In Indonesia, Enhancing Education, Science, and Technology for Sustainable Development, The 2nd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology , Makassar, 11-12 March 2017, Makassar, Atlantis Press, 0, 2352-5398.

Siti Sarah Fitriani, Nira Erdiana, Iskandar Abdul Samad, 2017, The Exploration of Image-Word Relations in Students\' Visual Representations, The 7th AIC-ICMR on Social Sciences, The 7th AIC-ICMR on Social Sciences, Banda Aceh, 18-20 Oktober 2017, Banda Aceh, Unsyiah Press, 0, 2089-208x.

Samad, I.A & Adnan, Z., 2016, Generic Structure of an Important, but Neglected, Academic Genre, Thesis Event Examination, and Its Pedagogic Implications., Teaching and Learning English in Indonesia- Future trends and Approaches, TESOL Indonesia International Conference Edition, Mataram, 11-13 August, Australia, ELE Publishing, , 17381460.

Samad.I.A & Fitriani, S.S, 2016, English proficiency: A challenge and an opportunity in facing ASEAN Economic Community, , Annual International Conference, Banda Aceh, 5-6 October, Banda Aceh, University Press, , 2336606.

Sofia; Ibrahim,T; Samad, I.A; Fitriani, S.S, 2016, Implementasi softskills speedreading pada kurikulum dan pengaruhnya terhadap peningkatan pemahaman membaca mahasiswa di fakultas kedokteran universitas syiah kuala., Kolaborasi dan sinergi untuk peningkatan daya saing lulusan pendidikan tinggu dalam pasar bebas masyarakat ekonomi ASEAN, Seminar Nasional Pengembangan Pendidikan TInggi, Padang, 25 Oktober, Padang, LPTIK Universitas Andalas, 0, 9786026061300.

Samad, I.A, Hizir, Kasim,U.,Fitriani, S.S.& Mustafa, F., 2016, Resep Unggulan Unsyiah Meningkatkan Nilai TOEFL, Kolaborasi dan sinergi untuk peningkatan daya saing lulusan pendidikan tinggu dalam pasar bebas masyarakat ekonomi ASEAN, Seminar Nasional Pengembangan Pendidikan TInggi, Padang, 25 October, Padang, LPTIK Universitas Andalas, , 9786026061300.

Samad.I.A & Fitriani, S.S, 2016, Genre Element of Script Defence Examination (SDE) of State Islamic Universities in Indonesia, Current trends in languages and education, English Education International Conference (EEIC), Banda Aceh, 12-13 November, Banda Aceh, Syiah Kuala University Press, , 25278037.

Iskandar Abdul Samad, 2014, Applying the Genre Approach in Preparing Students to Perform Competently in the Thesis Defense Final Examination in Indonesia, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Language Education, ICOLE, Makassar, 6-7 Desember 2013, Makassar, Language Center of Makassar State University, 0, 978-602-96004-2-1 .


Buku (Books)

Nushur, R.D, 2020, Genre of hikayat prang sabi, Deli Serdang, Bircu Publishing, 786239288488.

Mustakim, 2018, Cahaya Ilmu Aceh-Sydney, Banda Aceh, Unsyiah Press, 978-602-5679-28-5 .

Drs. A. Samad Hasan, MBA, 2018, Mendulang Angin, Banda Aceh, Unsyiah Press, 978-602-5679-19-3.

Iskandar Abdul Samad; Abdul Samad Hasan, 2014, Basic English Training, Jogjakarta, Pustaka Puitika, 978-602-1621-11-0.

Training/Diklat (Workshops)

19-08-2015, Preparation of English Lesson Implementation Plan, FKIP Bahasa Inggris, Universitas Syiah Kuala