Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ) <p style="text-align: justify;"><img style="margin: 8px;" src="/public/site/images/admin/ASHREJ_FRONT_COVER.jpg" alt="Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ)" width="151" height="212" align="left"><a href=""><strong>Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ)</strong></a>&nbsp;is one of the official journals of the University College of Yayasan Pahang – Malaysia and a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal. The principal purpose of the journal is to publish scholarly work in the Social Science and Humanities. The research that is published may take a theoretical or speculative model as well as statistical and mathematical. Contributions are welcome from all fields, which have relevant and insightful comments to make about the Social Science and Humanities.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All papers are subject to a double-blind peer-review process based on an initial screening by the editor criteria for evaluation include a significant contribution to the field, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology and clarity of exposition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> UCYP Press, Universiti College of Yayasan Pahang (UCYP) en-US Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ) 2636-9109 Movie Exploratory Study for Appropriate Cultural Contents for Enhancing Thai EFL Students’ English-Speaking Skills and Intercultural Communicative Competence <p>Currently, English is regarded as the global language used in communication by people in multicultural backgrounds, and language and culture are inseparable.&nbsp; Therefore, teaching and learning English need to address the cultural knowledge and develops the learners’ skills of intercultural communicative competence through authentic texts.&nbsp; Movies provide rich cultural content with real language used for communication contexts.&nbsp; This paper intends to investigate problems and needs of Thai EFL students in developing English speaking skills and intercultural communicative competence (ICC), and to explore appropriate English movies with cultural contents for enhancing students’ English speaking and intercultural communicative competence.&nbsp; The participants, 65 in total are divided into three group involving experts in movie fields, English teachers, and students in undergraduate level who enrolled for English for Communication.&nbsp; The research instruments employed in this research consists of the Needs Analysis Survey Questionnaire for Teaching and Learning English and Intercultural and Movie Exploratory Survey Questionnaire.&nbsp; The results revealed that the students realized the importance of learning English and culture and they indicate that they would feel more confident in communicating in English in reality. However, they lacked opportunity to expose to using English in the real context. The study also found top ten English movies which provide fruitful English language communication and cultural contents in the movie scenes for developing Thai EFL students to learn English speaking and intercultural communicative competence.&nbsp; EFL teachers, course designers, or language educators can make use of these findings for developing the curricula or revise existing English curricula to suit needs and problems of students and integrating the list of movies with cultural contents for enhancing Thai EFL learners’ communicative competence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Piyaporn Chaya Copyright (c) 2022 Piyaporn Chaya 2022-03-23 2022-03-23 4 1 1 14 10.37698/ashrej.v4i1.91 Male and Female Students of English Department of State University of Medan in Compliment Responses and Their Meanings <p>Giving and responding to compliments can be a challenge for non-native speakers whose social attributes are different from those in the target language culture. Complimenting is one of the most important speeches used to negotiate interpersonal meaning and to build and sustain rapport and solidarity among speakers. This study is to investigate the types of compliment responses (CR) and the meaning of the compliment responses realized by male and female students. The respondent of the study is the English Department students for six semesters. The total respondents of the study is 70 students consisting of 30 males and 40 females taken by random sampling technique. The Discourse Completion Test (DCT) is used to collect the data. The data are analysed descriptive qualitative technique. The results of the research show that a) almost all types of compliment responses are used by males and females except the comment history type but they are different in types and frequencies, b) like types of compliment, males and females also use a significantly different way to realize the meaning of compliment response, especially in terms of frequency, for example, more female use comment acceptance than male.</p> I Wy. Dirgayasa Copyright (c) 2022 I Wy. Dirgayasa 2022-03-29 2022-03-29 4 1 15 22 10.37698/ashrej.v4i1.96 Tertiary Students’ Perceptions of Online Learning Strategies in Remote Learning Environment at Covid-19 Pandemic Era <p>This study aimed at investigating the perceptions of tertiary students about online learning strategies in the Remote Learning Environment during the Covid-19 pandemic era. The method used in this research was a descriptive qualitative method by using a survey to collect the data from 20 tertiary students’ perceptions of their online learning strategies in rural areas during this pandemic era. The results indicated that students agreed with online learning strategies with digital platforms but they are still confused about how to learn and access them. Virtual meetings declined students’ motivation to learn because of bad access to the internet in their areas. Using Video Conferences is more flexible because it can be used wherever whenever. Online learning still becomes the best learning strategy in this pandemic, but access to the internet in rural areas must be improved. Tertiary students need access to the internet and infrastructure and instructional materials design especially applied in this pandemic era. In conclusion, online learning strategies by using digital platforms still become the best solution to be applied in the remote learning environments during this Covid-19 outbreak, even there are some obstacles still existed.</p> Neni Afrida Sari Harahap Amrin Saragih Sumarsih Copyright (c) 2022 Neni Afrida Sari Harahap, Amrin Saragih, Sumarsih 2022-03-29 2022-03-29 4 1 23 29 10.37698/ashrej.v4i1.97 Developing Hydrotheology Concept in Islamic Perspective <p>Water is a vital tool in human life. This water intensity is indicated by the many verses of the Qur'an and the Prophet's hadith which talk about water in various forms and types. Based on verses and hadith that are spread in various letters and themes, it is necessary to formulate a new perspective on water. This article tries to formulate a view of Islamic theology about water with a focus on various aspects of the study of water conservation efforts for water resources. By using content analysis of Islamic source texts accompanied by thematic methods, it is found: First, the study of water in Islam includes three aspects 1) metaphysical, 2) humanistic, and 3) naturalistic; Second, there are three main principles in efforts to conserve Water Resources (SDA), namely: 1) Protection and Conservation; 2) Management and Empowerment; 3) Savings and Preservation.</p> Salamah Noorhidayati Imam Ahmadi Nadia Roosmalita Sari Copyright (c) 2022 Imam Ahmadi 2022-04-13 2022-04-13 4 1 30 36 10.37698/ashrej.v4i1.93