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Title: The Influence of Imagined Communities Toward English Department Students' Language Learning
Authors: Perkasa, Deilly Ismet
Meilistyono, Budi
Bravicky F.L.
Keywords: imagined communities;English Department students;influence;language learning
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: The study investigates the influence of imagined communities toward the English Department students' language learning. This study addresses the following question: How does Imagined communities influence English Department students' language learning? The participants of the study are 4 English Department students of Satya Wacana Christian University selected using the sample of convenience technique based on their "angkatan" (2009, 2008, 2007, and also 2006). The study used 5-15 minutes semi-structured interview and were recorded. The Interview was done once for each participants using Bahasa Indonesia. Each participant was asked 5 question in general. The results show that the participants have their own reasons why they choose to learn English. It was also found that their imagined communities influence their language learning because they regard their imagined communities as a motivator and as a guide. Moreover, most of them show positive attitude towards their language learning, so we can say that their imagined communities do influence them in a positive way
Description: Proceedings The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes", Salatiga, November 21-22, 2011, p. 165-180
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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