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Title: The English Department CCU Students' Perceptions toward the Term of Best English
Authors: Anggraeni, Candradewi Wahyu
Mutiara, Kharisma
Hapsari, Christianti Tri
Shanti, Wieke Nur
Keywords: students' perception;best English;world Englishes
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: In the era of World Englishes, the presence of various varieties of English starts to shift the Native speakers' position as the central of learning English. As Kachru (1985:30) noted that the native speakers of English seem to have lost exclusive prerogative to control its standardization. Based on that claim, this study investigated the students' perception toward the term of "The Best English" In order to find out more whether English learners still consider native speakers as the center of learning. This study surveyed 26 English Department, Satya Wacana Christian University students that attend Cross Culture Understanding course where they can learn various cultural perspectives in the era of World Englishes. All of participants were asked to answer open-ended questionnaire that consisted of 10 questions related to "The Best English" in 10 minutes. The finding showed that the English Department CCU students' perception about the term of Best English is still related to the native English speaker. Native English speaker is the center of learning English where they can consider that native speaker is someone who speaks English fluently and also with correct grammar and pronunciation
Description: Proceedings The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes", Salatiga, November 21-22, 2011, p. 104-112
ISBN: 978-979-1098-67-4
Appears in Collections:The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes"

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