Social Interactions in Indonesian for Speakers of Other Languages Classes

Evi Karlina Ambarwati

Abstract

Language serves a primary function as a tool for social communication and interaction. Therefore, language learning should not only focus on the language forms, but also the opportunity to use the knowledge in various social contexts. This study aimed at investigating the teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding communicative language teaching (CLT) in their classrooms. This small-scaled investigation exploited the benefit of technology to gather responses from nine teachers in a language centre via online questionnaires and interview. The findings showed that the teacher’ beliefs and practices were constructed by teachers’ understanding of CLT principles. Albeit contextual constraints, they attempted to frequently stimulate the students’ communication skills by providing opportunities for teacher-student and peer interactions in the target language in the classrooms through ranges of classroom activities. This research demonstrates that the alignment of curriculum, facilities, teachers’ cognition and students’ participant is likely to contribute to the implementation of CLT in Indonesian for Speakers of Other Languages classes.

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in Harvard Style

Ambarwati E. (2017). Social Interactions in Indonesian for Speakers of Other Languages Classes.In 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE, ISBN 978-989-758-316-2, pages 452-456. DOI: 10.5220/0007100004520456


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icse17,
author={Evi Karlina Ambarwati},
title={Social Interactions in Indonesian for Speakers of Other Languages Classes},
booktitle={2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,},
year={2017},
pages={452-456},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007100004520456},
isbn={978-989-758-316-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education - Volume 1: ICSE,
TI - Social Interactions in Indonesian for Speakers of Other Languages Classes
SN - 978-989-758-316-2
AU - Ambarwati E.
PY - 2017
SP - 452
EP - 456
DO - 10.5220/0007100004520456