Designing a Curriculum for Teaching Indonesian as a Foreign Language (TIFL) in Lombok (Indonesia) in-Country Program

Sujana, I Made and Sudika, I Nyoman and Fitriana, Eka and Syahrial, Edy (2018) Designing a Curriculum for Teaching Indonesian as a Foreign Language (TIFL) in Lombok (Indonesia) in-Country Program. The Philologist, 2 (1). pp. 1-22.

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These series of research aim at improving the quality of Lombok (Indonesia) in-Country Program for teaching and learning Indonesian language mainly for Australian students in collaboration with Regional Universities Indonesian Language Initiatives (henceforth RUILI) Consortium comprising 4 Australian universities (Charles Darwin University (CDU) Darwin, University of Sunshine Coast (USC) Brisbane, University of New England (UNE) Armidale, and University of Tasmania (UTas) Tasmania). This research used a survey approach, involving 47 respondents consisting of 32 lecturers/instructors/management of BIPA Program from Indonesia and Australia and 15 BIPA students mainly from Australia. The data were collected using questionnaires, interview, and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. Content Standard and syllabus design applied ‘Theme-Based Approach’, following the consortium approach of syllabus design. From the analysis, it is concluded that (1) Lombok in-Country Program is directed to the acquisition of spoken language by taking advantages of rich-language environment without ignoring the written ones -- the higher the level, the more portions of the written language are taught; (2) Indonesian grammar and CCU are taught in integrative way to themes; (3) thirty (30) themes have been determined and grouped into 6 levels by considering (a) the proximity of the theme with the students, (b) the complexity of the functions of the language that appears, and (c) the complexity of the grammar and vocabulary; and (4) Graduate Profile of Lombok in-Country BIPA program is to develop learners’ language competencies both spoken and written at the advanced level, supported by the application of appropriate grammar CCU. The products of the current research are (1) list of 30 top themes distributed into 6 levels; (2) Formulations of Graduate Profile for in-Country BIPA Program; and (3) Content Standards of 8-level program, which will be developed into curriculum, syllabi, and lesson plan in the following research using “Theme-Based Approach”.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (Kata Kunci): TIFL/BIPA, in-Country Program, RUILI Consortium, BIPA curriculum and syllabi, Indonesian language
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: I Made Sujana
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 04:43
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 04:43

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