CYBER PAL PROJECT (CPP): BUILDING A CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH FACEBOOK

Tanasale, Inggrit O. (2016) CYBER PAL PROJECT (CPP): BUILDING A CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH FACEBOOK. In: The 61 TEFLIN International Conference 2014, 2014, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    English has emerged to be a global language to connect people around the world. It is not restricted to be used for communication with native-speakers, but it is widely utilized by native and non-native English speakers. Based on this need of global and cross-cultural communication, a Cyber Pal Project (CPP) was conducted for the students in English study program at the University of Pattimura in Ambon, Maluku. This university is located in the eastern part of Indonesia and has geographical boundaries and limited access to have face-to-face communication with foreign people. Thus, the implementation of CPP was a direct attempt to combat these limitations and facilitate the international interaction. CPP was conducted as one of the projects in Cross Cultural Understanding course. Students were assigned to find cyber pals and build the communication within 2 months through Facebook. The intended topics of these virtual conversations were specific to cultural and social values. Based on the results of students’ CPP report, they enjoyed new experience of learning about and sharing with people of different cultures and languages around the world. Keywords: Cyber Pal Project (CPP), Cross Cultural Understanding, Facebook

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: sholikun ikun
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 20:55
    Last Modified: 27 May 2016 20:55
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/26525

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