EFL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION ON THE ROLE OF TARGET-LANGUAGE CULTURE IN CCU CLASS: A Case Study in Mataram University

HIDAYATI, NURUN (2018) EFL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION ON THE ROLE OF TARGET-LANGUAGE CULTURE IN CCU CLASS: A Case Study in Mataram University. Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT Nurun Hidayati. S891508033. 2017. EFL Students’ Perception on the Role of Target-Language Culture in CCU Class: A Case Study in Mataram University. A Thesis. First Consultant: Prof. Dr. Sri Samiati Tarjana; Second Consultant: Dr. Sumardi, M.Hum. English Education Department, Graduate School, Sebelas Maret University. The main objectives of this research are: (1). to analyse how the classroom procedure in learning target-language culture in cross-cultural understanding class; (2). to collect the data about the advantages and disadvantages that students get regarding the role of target-language culture in cross-cultural understanding class; (3). to investigate students’ perceptions on the role of target-language culture in cross-cultural understanding class including learners’ judgment and prediction; and (4). to scrutinize the influences of mastering target-language culture on students’ language skill habits especially in speaking and reading. This case study was conducted at Mataram University, Lombok Island. In collecting the data, there were three techniques were used, among others: interview, observation, and document analysis. Moreover, the data were gathered from three data sources; (1) the respondents (the lecturer and the students), (2) the events, and (3) the documents. To validate the data, the triangulation, rich and thick description, and clarifying biases were utilized. At the end, the interactive model from Miles and Huberman were applied to analyze the data which consists of data reduction, data display, and conclusion: drawing/verification. The research findings revealed that: (1) the classroom procedure applied in the CCU class were; introduction and explanation of the general concepts from the lecture, students’ presentation and discussion, review of the whole chapters, and the final test; (2). The advantages that the students get regarding the role of target-language culture are: getting the knowledge about target-language culture, knowing the expression in target-language culture, knowing how to face problems regarding the target-language culture, have a clear portrait about the English-speaking countries especially its cultures. (3). The students’ perception on the role of target-language culture were divided into judgment and prediction. The students’ judgments on the role of target-language culture are interesting and important, while the students’ predictions on the role of target-language culture are to facilitate them to continue their study in England or abroad and to facilitate them to travel abroad. (4). The influences of mastering target-language culture on students’ language skill habits inside the classroom are divided into speaking skill habit and reading skill habit. In speaking skill habit, the influence of the local and the target culture are equally affecting in students’ non-verbal communication and in their silence. Meanwhile, the influence of the local culture in students’ reading skill habit is much influencing than the target culture. Keywords: students’ perception, cross-cultural understanding, target-language culture, language skill habits

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pascasarjana
    Pascasarjana > Magister
    Pascasarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
    Depositing User: faizah sarah yasarah
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 23:24
    Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 23:24
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/38853

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