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Title: The English Department Students' Reasons of Choosing the Native Teacher in Cross Cultural Understanding (CCU) Course
Authors: Ambarwati, Maulida
Saputra, Muchammad Rafsanjani
Cahyalita, Rhany Dhewani
Keywords: cultural class, native teacher;EFL students;teacher's knowledge;teacher's skill in teaching;teachers background culture;teacher teaching style
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: It is an uncontested fact that native teacher and non-native teachers competence are still hot issues for people in educational field. So that the study needs to be conducted because the researchers attempt to reveal what makes students of English Department choose a native speaker in learning Cross-Cultural Understanding class. The study addresses the following question: Why English Department student choose native teacher for Cross-Cultural Understanding class. The result of this study will be useful for those are studying students' reasons in learning various cultures from a native teacher and the issue of native teacher's competence in teaching. The respondents to this study were four third-year-students from English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University. The respondents still took Cross-Cultural Understanding course when the study was conducted. Additionally, four respondents were individually interviewed regarding their reasons of choosing native teacher by using unstructured interview. This study established that the teachers nativeness did not influence the participants to choose native teacher in CCU class. However, they were more considering on the teachers knowledge, teacher's skill in teaching, teacher's background culture and teacher's teaching style
Description: Proceedings The 5th International Seminar 2011 "Teacher Education in the Era of World Englishes", Salatiga, November 21-22, 2011, p. 82-90
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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