International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Improving the Language Skills and Local Cultural Understanding with Integrative Learning in Teaching Indonesian to Speakers of Other Languages (TISOL)
Prof. Dr. Andayani, M.Pd.

Indonesian language is increasingly in demand not only by Indonesian people. Because of Indonesia has strategic geographical position and unique cultural diversity. Indonesian language becomes a bridge for other nations to increase their understanding of the local culture. Foreign students studying Indonesian increasingly lot. This requires the application of appropriate learning models. This research attempts to apply the integrative model of learning to teach Indonesian for foreign speakers. The purpose of this study was: (1) improve the ability to speak Indonesian, and (2) enhance understanding of local cultural treasures for students from different countries to learn Indonesian. The experiment was conducted with a qualitative research approach, and classroom action research strategy. Locations Research at the Sebelas Maret University Surakarta, Indonesia. The research included two cycles. Data taken with the method of observation, interviews, document analysis, and tests of Indonesian Language skills. The data validity obtained by triangulation method. Data analysis were done by critical analysis and comparative analysis. The results showed that the application of integrative learning can improve the Indonesian language skills and understanding of cultural treasures for foreign students in Teaching Indonesian for Speaker of Other Language (TISOL) at the Sebelas Maret University in Surakarta Indonesia

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