The Difficulties of Thai English Students to Adjust to Indonesian Culture and Their Difficulties to Grasp the Learning Materials

Ningrum, Utami Dwi (2019) The Difficulties of Thai English Students to Adjust to Indonesian Culture and Their Difficulties to Grasp the Learning Materials. Other thesis, IAIN SALATIGA.

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ABSTRACT Ningrum, Utami Dwi. 2019. The Difficulties of Thai English Students to Adjust to Indonesian Culture and Their Difficulties to Grasp the Learning Materials. A Graduating Paper. English Education Department. Teacher Training and Education Faculty. State Institute for Islamic Studies of Salatiga. Counselor: Dr. Ruwandi, S.Pd., M.A The objectives of the study are to find out the difficulties of Thai English students to adjust to Indonesian culture and their difficulties to grasp the learning materials. This study was also intended to find out how Thailand English students overcome their problem. The methodology of this research was qualitative research especially qualitative descriptive. The researcher used questionnaire sheet as instrument of the research to the eight of Thai English students who have stayed in Indonesia. The researcher found the main difficulties met by Thai English students in Indonesia on the way to cultural adjustment were the language difficulties, social interaction with local people, and difficulties related to emotion such as homesickness and self-insecurity, whereas they did not had difficulties to adjust to Indonesian food because the taste was not totally different from their host country Further, the researcher also found that Thai English students had difficulties to grasp the learning materials; there were difficulties to speak up in class, understand the lecturer explanation, shy to ask the teacher, and finish the assignment. The language barrier is the reason of those difficulties, because it can inhibit their communication. On the other hand, these difficulties also motivate Thai students to develop strategies to solve the problems; there are taking Indonesian language course, learning Indonesian culture, acquiring knowledge through social media and developing friendship with local people and sharing problem Key Words: Cultural Adjustment, Thailand Students

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: Bahasa
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email bimoharyosetyoko@iainsalatiga.ac.id
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 07:43
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 07:43
URI: http://e-repository.perpus.iainsalatiga.ac.id/id/eprint/6170

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