THE VIEWS OF BENGKULU CITY OFFICIALS TO ENGLISH IN GLOBALIZATION ERA: AN INPUT TO LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING

Suwarno, Bambang and Arasuli, Arasuli and Amanda, P. Yanuar (2018) THE VIEWS OF BENGKULU CITY OFFICIALS TO ENGLISH IN GLOBALIZATION ERA: AN INPUT TO LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING. In: International Seminar and Annual Meeting BKSPTN Wilayah Barat 2018, 21 - 22 September 2018, Palembang.

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Abstract

In the age of globalization, English mastery is indispensable. The language policy needs to develop ways to provide a good environment for English cultivation in the community. Bottom-up input might provide some ideas for the policy. This study aimed to explore such bottom up input, through the investigation of the views of some senior officials towards English in Bengkulu city, Indonesia. The design was descriptive. The sample consisted of 40 senior officials, from governmental and non-governmental sectors, in the city. The instrument was an attitude scale. The result showed that most respondents supported a more extensive use of English in various domains. They accepted the use of English, orally and in writing, in the family and neighbourhood, work environment (office, conference, public service), media (printed and electronic) and educational institutions. However, many respondents rejected the use of English as a criterion for promotion. They also rejected the use of English in social events. The result showed that the officials could accept more use of English in public domains as well as in private domains. Such a result could be used as consideration for future language policy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of English Education
Depositing User: Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 15:08
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 15:08
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/19037

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