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ERIC Number: EJ825626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Developing an Authentic Base for Teaching Spoken Indonesian in Vocational Settings
Mansell, Deryn
Babel, v42 n3 p26-34, 39 Apr 2008
This article reports on part of a research project that was generated by an evident need to incorporate cultural knowledge in language learning within the option of a Year 12 vocationally-oriented curriculum. Language-specific research was undertaken to ascertain the intercultural knowledge in communication related to hospitality and to propose a way for this knowledge to be incorporated into the curriculum framework. Data were collected from research sites in two Indonesian towns, and one source, the kos interview role-plays, was subjected to fine discourse analysis. The results show that very specific cultural knowledge and values are expressed in the course of a kos interview, that these involve norms different from Australian norms, that these would thus need to be taught to Australian learners, and that a workable pattern of the norms can be extracted from the data and incorporated into a framework for meeting the requirements of both intercultural language learning and a vocational curriculum. (Contains 4 tables.)
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Indonesia