Istiqamah Ardila


In these digital era, a machine translation cannot be separated from students in learning a foreign language. The practicality of machine translation as online dictionary has changed the position of manual dictionary. This study was conducted to explore perception of students in Islamic Education Department in using machine translation in learning English subject. A questionnaire consisted of open-ended and close-ended questions was distributed to 138 students of Islamic Education Department. Then, descriptive qualitative research employed to describe and analyze the data. The result show that students assume machine translation as a good way to help them translate difficult words, sentences, and paragraphes from English to Bahasa or Bahasa to English. Although the students find several problems especially in the quality of translation, they are confident to overcome the problems with effective ways. Moreover, the positive impacts of machine translation use is greater that the negative impacts for several considerations.


perception, machine translation, English subject, Islamic Education Department

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