Maintaining English Speaking Skill in Their Homeland through Technology: Personal Experience

Rintaningrum, Ratna Maintaining English Speaking Skill in Their Homeland through Technology: Personal Experience. Asian EFL Journal. ISSN 1738-1460

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Abstract

How are children still able to speak in English in their homeland where the English language is not readily available there? The ability to speak English in a setting where the language is not readily available there, is not as easy as people thinl:. Moreover, it becomes a major concern when the status of the language is only a foreign language, meaning that the language is not tvidely used as a tool of communication. However, in global era where technology develops very rapidly, proficiency in English, in particular, speaking skill is highly demanded. Increasingly, every year international students from Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia continue their study in English speaking countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Their family such as their wife or their husband as well as their children goes with them for some years to live in an English speaking country. This study investigates a set of efforts concerning the ability of those children to sustain their spoken language in a country where the English language is not there after returning back from an English speaking background. This study employs obsavation and interview to obtain the data.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Tondo Indra Nyata
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 08:44
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 08:44
URI: http://repository.its.ac.id/id/eprint/60204

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