International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2018, Vol. 9(4) 1-8

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception towards the Position of Culture in English Language Teaching in Indonesia

Fikri Yansyah

pp. 1 - 8   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1810-12-0004

Published online: December 22, 2018  |   Number of Views: 124  |  Number of Download: 680


This study was reasoned to find out the Pre-Service of English teachers’ perception towards the position of culture in English Language Teaching (ELT) in Indonesia. The subject of this study was 100 students of English Education Study Program of State Islamic University Raden Fatah Palembang that were chosen randomly. This study employed the adapted Questionnaire from Al-Tamimi and Shuib (2009) which developed by Mahboudi and Javdani (2012) to obtain the data. The results data were presented in the form of percentages and inferences. It revealed from this study that the Pre-Service of English teacher in Indonesia realized the important position of culture in ELT in Indonesia. Lastly, this research was concluded with some important points and also the significant recommendation.

Keywords: Culture, Perception, Culture in ELT in Indonesia

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APA 6th edition
Yansyah, F. (2018). Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception towards the Position of Culture in English Language Teaching in Indonesia . International Journal of Educational Researchers, 9(4), 1-8.

Yansyah, F. (2018). Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception towards the Position of Culture in English Language Teaching in Indonesia . International Journal of Educational Researchers, 9(4), pp. 1-8.

Chicago 16th edition
Yansyah, Fikri (2018). "Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception towards the Position of Culture in English Language Teaching in Indonesia ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 9 (4):1-8.


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