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Title: The Imagined Communities of First-Year English Department Students
Authors: Kusumawardani, Gisela
Hartina N., Siska
Puspita W., Rachma
Dewi, Febi Kusuma
Keywords: imagined communities;first-year students;english department
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: The role of imagination as Jingyan's belief (2009) is not as a wild fantasy, but realizable goals (pg. 63). In learning, when the first-year English Department students have their imaginations, they will attempt to reach the imaginations as their goals. So, we can say that imagination has an important role dealing with the students' education purposes We conducted this study to investigate the imagination of first-year English Department students of Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia that made them decided to continue learning English in the university. The first-year English Department students' imaginations toward their learning process further are called as imagined communities. This study addresses the following question: What are the imagined communities of first-year students of English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University? The participants of this study were consisted of 30 first-year English Department students of Satya Wacana Christian University which were chosen randomly. The data were collected by using openended questionnaire. The result showed that the imagined communities of the students were varied from "concrete models", "expectation", and "attitude". "Concrete models" are people who become the students' models in learning English, while "expectation" is about what they expect after learning English, and the last is "attitude" which means the students' attitude toward learning English. We also found that these imagined communities have become their reasons in learning English further in the university. By knowing the first-year English Department students' imagined communities, we are able to design appropriate methods to fulfill the students' need
Description: Proceedings The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes", Salatiga, November 21-22, 2011, p. 65-71
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/499
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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