Analysis of the Importance of Western Culture Understanding in English Communication Fluency for English Students

Yuhendra, - and Albert, - (2017) Analysis of the Importance of Western Culture Understanding in English Communication Fluency for English Students. International Conference of Applied Science on Engineering, Business, Linguistics and Information Technology . pp. 127-133. ISSN 2598-2532

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This study discusses the importance of cross-cultural understanding of English communication fluency of the students majoring in English. This study aims to examine how the understanding of Western culture contributes to the communication fluency to the students. As the reference of this research the pragmatic theory was used, especially Cross Cultural Pragmatics by Yule, who saw the importance of cross-cultural understanding in communicating. Furthermore, Hall's theory of cross-cultural high vs low context is also used in this study. This study uses qualitative methods with respondents that are taken from students majoring in English from two English High Schools; STBA Prayoga Padang and STBA Haji Agus Salim Bukittinggi. Total number of respondents is 20. The results showed that students who have a good understanding of Western culture have the ability to communicate in English well and fluently. Of the total sample, there are as many as 8 people who have a good understanding and fluent in communicating. About 6 students are categorized as having poor or moderate understanding of western culture with substandard communication fluency in English. Furthermore, 6 students barely understand western culture with very bad communication skill.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:E Language and Literature > EB English
Divisions:Luar PNP > Journal, Proceeding
ID Code:765
Deposited By:Rahmat Hidayat
Deposited On:30 Nov 2017 08:06
Last Modified:30 Nov 2017 08:07

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